Ever since I got back from Europe last year, I have found it harder to switch off and focus on work when I am at home.
This is probably a good thing. It means that I cook dinner with my kids, and I am sure that I now spend more time reading to Otto than I used to.
On the other hand, my clients may not think it is so good.
See, I rely on being able to do at least 12 hours’ work at home in any standard week. That includes Mondays, when I work from home, and other evenings during the week or time spent over the weekend. It’s the way I juggle my week, leaving time to take the girls to school and pick them up, as well as do other Very Important Stuff. (see: Haircuts, Laundry, Games program at school).
And it’s just not happening.
Easter is a 4-day weekend in Australia. We actually get more time off at Easter than we do at Christmas, as shops are closed on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but open on Boxing Day.
Fraser took Otto to the Zoo yesterday, which was great, but only lasted 2 hours. Today, he took Biggie to the movies, which was also a lovely bonding exercise but did leave me with more rather than less to do here, hanging with the 6 year old. (She made us dinner: strawberry yoghurt with sliced banana. Yum!).
Meanwhile, I’m still finishing off a document for a Wednesday meeting with a client. Which needs to be sent (the document, not the client) to a colleage before tomorrow, for review. So I have spent my “Easter break” stressing about work and trying to do some and not succeeding and getting more stressed. Etc.
And even if it didn’t go before tomorrow, I would have no time tomorrow, due to the Crazy Swimming Lesson Debacle TM (Otto at 9am, Biggie at 10.30 … yeesh) and then frantically tidying up before my fabulous professional organiser person arrives at 2, so that she will not shake her head and look disappointed at me. (at least this time, most of it is mess rather than clutter). And then Organising from 2 till 5, and then collecting my niece from creche and playing with her and cooking dinner and … well, you get the idea.
hmm. Guess I should be working on those REQUIREMENTS instead of rambling here, or bouncing because we are OMG OFF TO GERMANY. *Yawn*
Also? My notebook cord is not long enough for me to sit on the sofa to work. Which is a Big Shame because the sofa is super comfy.
whine, whine, whine.