16 Feb

It began so positively, but best laid plans and best meant intentions so often do.  After waking up I usually lazy and cogitate my plans for the day – up & dress, make coffee & lunch, plant self at desk and tick things off the various to-do lists, shuffle to sofa, fiddle & rest before going to make dinner & cook freezer foods. Simples, right?

So, initially things went as intended, got to desk with coffee and lunch, began back up procedure for computer (not on to-do list but needed), began sorting through piled detritus stuffed through the door over the past few days (not on list).

Phone rings ….. It’s on the sofa, do I wheel across and grab it or leave it, best get it … BFF needed distracting while she walked home from the City (about 1.5miles) while carrying a 4ft6 stuffed swan resplendent in gold crown and punk tutu (the swan, not BFF).  Sandwiches munched and coffee drunk while chatting.

Right, back to it. Source a few photos for new FaceBook album on group I administrate. Hmm, need to crop, tweek and © mark them, but hey it’s a job on the list 👍🏼. Then wheeling self about to get recycling into waste paper basket (not on list). Started business banking log in (ahha, that is on the list) but it’s been so long it errored out on me so had to restart all over again which means waiting for authorisation codes to come in the post (add follow up to list).  Sort through post waiting to be dealt with, add two things to to-do list.

By now I’ve been at the desk just over two hours, which means hips need resting on sofa for a while before I can confidently get up stood ….. this ends today’s productivity time. Successfully ticked off one thing, postponed one thing and added two more. 

Oh and I’ve written a blog (not on the list)



Posted by on February 16, 2019 in General, Grumble, Life, Website


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12 responses to “February 

  1. Bushka

    February 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Every little helps. Remember Milton – ‘they also serve who only stand and wait.’ Hugs 🤗😘

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    • AnneMarie

      February 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      Lol, indeed, but procrastination, and other wise words in reply, with a hint of devils work and idle hands stuff, with ‘Fate’ stirring the pot and presto…….I’ve completely lost my train of thought!


      • Bushka

        February 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm

        Plenty time to it back. 😉🤗😘

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  2. menhir1

    February 17, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Having read your flows of thought, I have a little voice pronouncing expletives and deletives in my shell like. “shove off” I tell it. Okay;

    You added a couple of extra ‘to do’s’; that’s traditional in my book. Those are, ‘damn! I should’ve included them’ things to do. If it hadn’t been that day, it would have been the next. It just means you can mentally cross them off. Give yourself a pat on shoulder.

    BFF – can’t be ignored, especially when she’s carrying a huge crowned swan in a tutu. That’s friendship. Give yourself a triple pat on shoulder…gently now.

    Procrastination is allowed, but, you didn’t. You’ll have to add that to your future allowance.


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    • AnneMarie

      February 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      It was not until much later I realised I had had to do a days work before I could begin to try the day’s work. My bloggy little voice can be quite explicit with the expletives, lol, you hear it too, oh my, maybe it isn’t so little.

      More to-do’s have been added today, it’s worse than the fourth bridge!!


  3. deacongill

    February 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Always so much respect for the way that you get on and do stuff. Puts me to shame. I’m tempted to reinterpret ‘productivity’ to include ‘resting hips in order to stand up.’ You’re adept at adapting!

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    • AnneMarie

      February 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      The balance of productivity to rest periods is getting tilted the wrong way these days. High hopes for this afternoon but neck muscles aren’t keen on the idea.

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      • deacongill

        February 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

        Let neck muscles have their say, say I! I’m having a (very minor, compared with you) bout of aching neck and shoulders which makes me tired and short-tempered, and it’s that being willing to say ‘I need to do this now’ and not think of it as being non-productive. Although it is frustrating, of course, and that needs dealing with too!

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  4. snowbird

    February 23, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Ah yes, the best laid plans and all that! Still, you crossed so many things off that were not on the list….funnily enough I spend my days doing just that! But then I’m scatty, you are inspirational!xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      February 23, 2019 at 11:40 pm

      Inspirational? Oww-errrr, I’m just me, nowt special, but sweet of you to say.

      Congrats on your new arrival.


  5. snowbird

    February 24, 2019 at 1:02 am

    You should put the things that were not on the list on the list and cross them off….lol…like I do!xxx

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