Woke up too early, wrote morning pages, finished reading a novel.
No yoga, no meditation, no writing. Made breakfast in time for the boy to leave for school. Talked with husband. Saw the optician and confirmed that I need new glasses. Talked about maybe having a pair of glasses just for things like embroidery, sewing and reading. Very exciting. My regular new glasses will be rather expensive, though. And my eyes are so dry that it’s causing problems with my sight. Guess I need to make an appointment for the eye doctor as well. Until then I’ll use all the eye drops.
Called the piano tuner. Pulled out the carbon monoxide detector that has been sitting around since forever because I didn’t feel up to mounting it. Turns out I already had read the manual and marked the important bits. Decided that I don’t need to mount it on the wall with screws and such but that I can just put it on a shelf near the wood stove. Problem solved.
That was when my energy for the day ran out completely. I did the breakfast dishes and tried to push me to clean the house. Instead I sat down, started reading a new novel and ate some cheese. Also, I’m back to reading books on organization and time management for people with ADHD again. No, I don’t think I’m having ADHD. I just need tips that help people who are easily distracted and have a hard time making themselves do things.
My husband had a great idea for lunch:
There were spring rolls as well but I forgot to take a picture before eating them.
Then I started teaching. I had a weirdly full schedule for a Friday. I tried doing some cleaning in between students but couldn’t make myself. One student canceled. One was in the shower when I called her, so we moved her lesson around. During my breaks I just hung around waiting for the week to be over.
I have to say, though, the best thing about my job is that I get to make music. And that I get to work with all those people. I mean, it’s often a bit much for a super-introvert like me but I have so many students that I genuinely like.
I had reminded the boy three times throughout the day that I would be off work at 6.30 so that we could start watching ‚Torchwood‘ right away. When he hadn’t shown up after seven and hadn’t reacted to any of my texts I finally realized that he must have fallen asleep. And he had. I went upstairs to find him sleeping on his bed with some Youtube video playing.
We watched the episode a bit late and it was a very good one. Also a somewhat disturbing one but most of them are.
Then I watched an episode of ‘The King’s Avatar‘, managed to not start a second one right away for once, started writing this post, stacked the dirt dishes neatly and went to bed without writing in my bullet journal or anything else. Oh, apart from taking some pastries out of the freezer so my husband and the boy can have them for breakfast today.
Today there will be the running, some Chinese practice and I guess I won’t plan the rest of the day until after lunch. I’m not sure but all this Chinese learning (which is feeling rather futile and frustrating most of the time) might also be taxing my brain a bit. It feels sluggish and a bit overwhelmed. On the other hand I haven’t been sleeping enough, so that might be a factor as well.