19th June 2006
Well, I used to have a separate 'Norm's Bookending' thread, but as Pro pointed out it's nice to get feedback and support from others, so I thought I'd start a dated thread that anyone who pops in today can use.
I challenged Anouk to a 15 mins 'open the file (or whatever)' challenge a few mins ago (sadly I think I just missed him/her), but I did it anyway because I've been sat on my bum here for over about an hour and a half and not got my act together.
During my 15 min challenge I....
*brushed and flossed my teeth
*washed and got dressed
*made the bed (I don't know why, but psychologically I feel more ready to face the day when the bed's made. I think it signals to my mind that I'm not going to go back to bed!)
*flipped the laundry (I'd put it on rinse hold - see I'd ~started~ my morning routine, then got sidetracked)
*opened the curtains
*Hair and makeup
*Quick clean bathroom (loo and sink)
*Check calendar and tickler file and see if I need to get anything ready for meeting this afternoon (don't wanna!)
*Quick pickup around house
*Put the laundry on the radiators (really - it's cold here. I was in London yesterday where it was 28 degrees C, it's 13 degrees here in the North)
That'll do for now. I'll post back when done.
I need to finish unpacking from the weekend too, but I'll post back before then, or I'll be biting off more than I can chew.
I'm going to have to tidy my desk up too - I'm surrounded by mess and it's dragging me down.
Later (nearly 1pm):
Several hours later actually
*I've managed to put the laundry on the radiators.
*Had a snack
*CUOP on various boards (catching up on what I've missed whilst I've been away)
*That's it :(
Off to payroll work now (sans makeup) - will catch you later.
Later (about 5pm):
*Phoned clients who hadn't opened their Email from me last week cancelling tonight's classes
*Went to the meeting and got a few other jobs done at work too. When I'm only there a very short time it really gets me focused!
*Just had my lunch
*Given up on the makeup idea
*Walk with DDog and DSO
*Finish unpacking (still)
*Tidy desk (still
*Email RM re deposit
*Apparently on another thread I said I'd do some homework - I sounded quite enthusiastic about it too!