Apologies to everyone whose blog I've not visited of late: I'm in the process of overhauling my routine which had slipped into a blear of nothingness. Now I have only myself to crack a whip I'm finding it a struggle to do anything at all. And with Stevie working from home during the week I feel bereft of boundaries, the hours slide by unproductively. I seem to be asleep most of the time. But, now I think I've finally worked out a plan.
It's not entirely passed from theory into actuality yet, but it's getting there. I have always been a night person: I woke late, did wife/mother/house stuff, and started my own work after supper, carrying on till 2 or 3 or even 4am. That's no longer working so well. So, I have been training myself to go to bed early, and actually sleep, and get up early. So far 7am is the earliest I've managed, but the plan is to get into the habit of going to bed at 10 and get up at 6; write for four hours from 6.30 to 10.30, with a giant mug of tea for company; run for two hours; shower and dress; make coffee and read until the need to make supper surfaces. After supper, do internet things like blog. This will be Monday to Friday.
On Saturdays, starting last Saturday, I marshal at the family paintball site,* and on Sundays I clean the house. Hopefully once this new routine settles into itself I'll be less sluggardly and once again able to visit everyone's blogs regularly. At the moment I'm bouncing around like a ball with a nail in it.
Here are some picture from my first day as a paintball marshal:
wowers (as my niece used to call
them, which feels appropriate)
customers at play.
Now, of course, it's way past my bedtime: I must become faster at writing posts or this will never work.
* I had nothing whatsoever to do with the construction of the paintball website, so please not to mention the apostrophe, et al, issues.