I have a growing “to-do” list in my head. Of course, you probably realize that it is very unwise to keep it in my head. I keep meaning to write my “to-do” list down on paper – I think that task is in fact Number 48 on the list.
For every three tasks crossed off that list, five more seem to be added to the end of the list. Right now…I need sleep…and then when I wake up, I will crack on with more of the tasks waiting for my attention!
I have always had quite a busy life, especially so in London. But right now…it’s all chock-a-blocka!!
I think I am going to have to move down a gear with regards my blogging. Don’t worry, I am by no means losing any enthusiasm for the writing and the very lovely blogging community. It’s just that a lot is happening in the world of Caramel. I seem to have been doing more running round recently and life is feeling rather jam-packed.
I have mentioned a few things in posts recently, but here is basically what is going to be gobbling up more of my time:
I have a close family member who is very ill. So I will be travelling to see my family more frequently. Each time it is a round trip of over 450 miles via public transport. It takes me almost six hours to get there on the train.
I am saving extra pennies for my trip to Australia to see gorgeous Goldfinch. So I am saying yes to any overtime that is offered.
I am not slowing down with any of the volunteer projects I am involved in.
I have three weddings to attend before I go to Australia.
I have to make sure I have enough sleep – my head pain is bullying me and I find that the less sleep I have the worse it is. I need around ten hours of sleep each night to be able to function normally. I also have a couple of appointments coming up within the neurology hospital who are looking after me now – hmm.
A lot of my friends who do unpaid volunteer work overseas nine months of each year are coming back to England to work for three months (to earn the money to go and volunteer for another nine months). I have had several requests if they can stay over after arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick before they travel to their family. I have five weekends when I will be hosting friends throughout April and May.
There just seems to be more going on at the moment. More invites to spend time walking with friends or attending events. I am saying yes to everything that is free! And no to anything that would eat into my Australia fund.
In short, I think I am going to seem a bit quiet compared to normal and I will also be a bit slow with responding to prompts and nominations. I love being tagged for various blogging challenges. I really do. However, I already have nine posts in my drafts folder which are nominations or tags from other bloggers. I will do them and I will enjoy working on them. However, please do be patient with me because…I am finding I have less and less time spare.
In addition…I need to eat. I am on a strict budget at the moment due to my Australia fund, so as I cannot survive on a cup-a-soup diet, I am accepting every invite out to dinner I receive! I have some great foodie friends who love nothing better it would seem than hearing me drool over their culinary creation and tell them how delicious their cooking is.
I am still around and will try to keep up with posts in my WP Reader (but I know I have fallen behind). I will try to work on posts when I do have a little time.
I am going to keep busy…keep busy. Keep myself distracted. I have plans for the whole of today (I have some time off after the overtime I did at the weekend.) I slept for twelve hours last night. Today I am going out with a very very good friend.
Must not be on my own at the moment. Too much worry, too much sadness. Best not to be on my own. Better to be with someone lovely.
And fill the day with flowers, tea and cake and all good things! It will all come out in the wash.
My friend is taking me for an afternoon tea – which is a wonderful way to be treated. I am going to try to enjoy every moment.
I am not 100% at the moment…but I am not one for doom and gloom. So keeping busy – happy busy and I will save the teary moments for another day…when I know for sure.