Do you ever get frustration overload? Today I had a long list of things I wanted to do: Make an on-line appointment at the doctors, arrange the farmer's birthday present and collect it while he wasn't around, print off my latest cryptic quiz sheet which I do periodically for Foxglove Covert L N R, cook a proper lunch for the farmer (I left him a ready prepared one yesterday and it isn't the same), go to the hairdressers for my regular appointment, check my bank statement and balance my books (I am afraid I am one of those people who likes to know exactly how much there is in my bank account).
As usual I made a list of all these things so that I could tick them off as they were completed. I get satisfaction from the ticking off and in any case if I don't write them down then I forget something.
Things began well - the on line appointment was at a convenient time and went off without a hitch.
The farmer's birthday present had to be collected from a friend's house (I will post a picture of it on Monday, his birthday) and I kept ringing her but she was out.I decided to leave printing the quiz until after I came back from the hairdressers. Instead I cooked the lunch, while it was cooking balanced the books and then served up and ate the lunch (lamb leg steaks with garlic and onion gravy, with Lincolnshire potatoes, kale, peas and carrots. (the farmer's sort of dinner, especially with mint sauce - and I must say it was good).
The hairdresser's appointment was not easy today. My stylist has left and taken up a position in another salon. She has done my hair for almost four years and I felt I had to go with her, but it did mean telling the owner that I wouldn#t be coming back. I was not looking forward to it, but she was very nice about it, so that helped.
My friend was in and I called for the farmer's present (just in time to see England score the equalizer) and then went home to print off one hundred quiz sheets. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. First I couldn't find the master copy; when I found it and loaded the paper into the printer it got stuck and I had to almost dismantle the printer to get it out; then when I began to print the cover on the other side I did about a dozen before realising I was printing the reverse upside down.
I have given up, closed the printer down and will finish the job tomorrow. Too many jobs one after the other are definitely not for me today.
Do you have days like this?