Time Passing

I realised on Sunday evening, as I sat by the fire watching TV, that it was the first time in about a month that I have not noticed any pain. It’s very relaxing. I now need to make sure, as much as I can, that this continues. I can’t do much about  the weather but I can make sure I lose some weight, do my hand exercises and order the pills in plenty of time.

That was about all I did during the afternoon, as the promise of the morning faded. We had stir-fried vegetables for tea and watched Miss Marple. After that I read a few more blogs and went to bed. Life is less fun since I had to start working Mondays again.

It became even less fun when I actually arrived at work after dropping Julia off. We had one parcel of 14 items to send to Australia and one of eight items to send to Canada. IN addition there were invoices, queries, offers and fourteen other parcels to send. At one point, I started to swell up like the Incredible Hulk. I couldn’t find several of the bits I wanted, things have been moved since the last time I looked at them and time was pressing. Just as I was about to ask for help in locating several of the pieces, a customer came in without an appointment. It would be unprofessional of me to offer an opinion of either his parentage or the lonely existence suffered by his two brain cells, but if it were an international event he really could bore for England.

I have  a deadline looming in six days, and nothing fit to send. Another is lurking behind that one and then there are a couple of extras I have slotted in. There are more in May.

Have you noticed that the year is nearly a third over and, having been on hold for lockdown, I have done nothing that I had planned outside writing. Writing is OK, and I enjoy it, but I really did want to get more work done around the house and garden.

Oh dear, Spring has only just started and I am in a panic about time passing. Strangely, I can calm my fears by playing games on the computer, this feeling better whilst, in fact, making the problem worse. Life is strange.

We had pizza and salad for tea tonight – reasonably easy to prepare as we bought the pizzas ready made and just added a few fresh veg. It was made even pleasanter for me because Julia prepared it. I am a lucky man.

25 thoughts on “Time Passing

  1. Helen

    Ah yes, I know the lure of the computer game. I’ve managed to more or less wean myself off them now but spinning yarn on my event my acquired wheel. This has the same hypnotising effect and leaves me feeling I have achieved something an hour later.

    Sorry to hear that you have to go in to work on a Monday again.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      There are worse things than working on a Monday, as I keep telling myself. 😉

      It’s noticeable that I get less flexible about change as I get older – one of the things I said I wouldn’t do.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        In general, I’s agree, but in this case it was on a channel with too many adverts and it was a frustrating long-winded way of watching. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    I have got a tedious admin job which I ought to have done a year ago. I too am using avoidance strategies which just end up making me feel guiltier.


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