mardi 12 mai 2009

Mid-terms

It's not often I approach the 'new post' field without a story to tell you. With nothing more than what's going on in my head, in my little world. But here goes. General musings, virtual ramblings, rubbish by any other name.

Firstly, I've been thinking about Thora Hird a lot these last few days. How she reminded me of my Grandmother. I'm thinking of her because tonight I'm going to the theatre to see Talking Heads by Alan Bennett - and her 'A cream cracker under the settee' is, for me, the best of all the Talking Heads series. It always has me weeping uncontrollably though, so I'm hoping it's not on the bill tonight. I'm taking tissues just in case.

I've also been thinking a lot about Florida and how I might ever manage a transatlantic relationship. The American Boy and me have been talking daily since he went back. I enjoy talking to him and he makes me laugh lots. But really, where is this going? He's back at the back end of the summer, so let's see. Never say never, but equally, let's not make life hard for ourselves.

My other big topic is how my life seems to be drifting a little bit out of control. I'm getting way behind on the day to day stuff. I have a ridiculous social life, and never really manage to find time to do the laundry, to clean the house, to go supermarket shopping. I need to sort this out. I need to get back in control of it all. But it's all kind of dreary, no? How to rediscover a love of housework? If anyone's got any ideas, they'd be more than welcome.

I also need to find more time to work my blogroll. If you haven't seen me at your's for a while, I apologise. I'm trying desperately to keep up.

Finally, I keep thinking of my cousin. She's still with us, still soldiering on. Every time my Mother calls I expect that it's going to be that call.

So with all this in mind I'm making some 'mid-term' resolutions.

These are they:

1. Find time for housework. Recognise that having to rush around every time someone visits is no fun. Keep on top of it and it takes less time.
2. Enjoy calm, quiet moments. Leave at least one weekend in four empty, without plans for visiting or for visitors.
3. Try to socialise only on weekends, and one schoolnight per week.
4. Get back to the gym. Summer is coming and this goose is getting fat. Not a great combination.
5. Blogroll. Work it. Visit blogs I love and find new ones too. Make time to do this regularly.
6. Get good sleep and make sure there's always breakfast in the house for the next morning. No more breakfast on the run.
7. Speak to my family more often, keep up with friends. This is harder than you'd imagine.

So these are my seven new rules. Things that I need to get sorted.

Oh, and I still need to find me a husband. And preferably one who lives on this side of the ocean.

Wish me luck, dearest Reader, I think I may need it.

19 commentaires:

Daryl a dit…

I suggest a closet where you can toss things at a moments notice, lacking that perhaps a maid? The rest, if I could solve these issues I would likely have the chops to ensure world peace

Valleys Mam a dit…

well they sound like good foundations, and every house needs those. What are you running away from with all this hyper activity any way.Life is about far more than late night fumbles and drink- and you are worth more.Get a grip and sort your longer term aims out.
Come on man !

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daryl, I have a friend who is so confident in everything he does that I was pretty certain he'd be tackling world peace next.

Well, I thought that until I saw his house. It looked like he'd been burgled and then besieged by racoons....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

VM, you are right of course. But i'm enjoying those late night fumbles, ha ha. It's been a temporary blip on an otherwise exemplary career, I think you'll find.... ;-)

Valleys Mam a dit…

Hunny I am sure it is , but you know, we can often get into a very nice little rut, very cosy and enjoyable,ruts do not have to be hard and boring.
I so want you to find that special relationship and all this butterfly fluttering is not going to make that easier ((((((((((((hugs))))))))
mam

A Lewis a dit…

Oh boy, those mid-term points in our lives are tough. It's the period at which we need to truly discover what we're made of and what will carry us over the "hump" of the term into the end of it. Dig deep, enjoy the journey....let it flow, let it happen. I have no doubt that you'll be happier on the other end.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

What helps me in the cleaning and not rushing around outdoors is to decorate your house in such a way that it's fun to stay indoors and invite people over. Why meet up for drinks when having friends come over to your place is just as fun and less of a hassle and less expensive? And not having to travel all over the city means you have more time for sleep, or catching up with family or reading blogs. It might sound very mundane, but it doesn't have to be.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

By the way, if you need help sorting things out around the house, let me know. I usually come up with clever ideas. ;)

Stew a dit…

Keeping on top of things involves routine.
Routine can be a bore.

It's a dilemma isn't it?

I don't think there are any easy answers. Just when you're looking jealously at the people who seem to have it all together, chances are they're looking at you, wishing they could party hard like you do.

cb a dit…

I think the seven rules sound like a good start. You know, it's amazing how many chores a person can get accomplished by getting up at a decent hour on a Saturday.

Victor a dit…

Hire a nude houseboy. You might fall in love with the housework.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lewis, I'm letting it flow. That may be the problem...

Marjolein, sounds good to me - and I do love my apartment too...honest!

Stew, the 'R' word scares me. it really does....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

CB - this is a bit of a delicate question, but...are you on drugs?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Victor, the strange dutch guy with the turtles has such a houseboy. A young thati boy who 'comes every friday', apparently.....

alan a dit…

All do-able; especially the husband one.

tornwordo a dit…

Sounds like some sound goal making. How will you measure your success?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Alan - I hope it is....any suggestions?

Torny - I guess I need to say 'and this is how I'll know it's worked' eh? But I think that getting rid of the black circles under my eyes is the first sign....touche éclat can't hide everything...he he

12ontheinside a dit…

Good luck. You'll need it to only play one weeknight a week.
I'm doing my bit to help you by not posting much lately, too busy.

Anthony a dit…

You need a houseboy