I stumbled upon an old post yesterday where I wrote about how I don't sweat the small stuff. And here I am, writing about how uptight I get if I things are not done. Am I a walking contradiction or what?
My younger brother used to envy me because I appear to juggle work, family and play so effortlessly. Well, I am mostly a picture of calm and composure and take everything in my stride. That doesn't mean my life is not stressful. Being organised and systematic helps. I like planning ahead and dislike last minute surprises especially when they're from the kids.
There are days when I feel overwhelmed. I blame it on my hormones or the alignment of the stars and moon. While I was feeling so harrassed yesterday, this morning I'm emanating a feeling of zen and calmness. Maybe it has something to do with a very exciting potential deal that I was working on late last night. Hope brings a renewed energy and enthusiasm.
Or simply because it's a Friday and I'm looking forward to my night out. The kids have already informed me they're eating out tonight. What about little Rusty? Someone will have to feed him and walk him in the evening. Oh, my vegetables need watering too. The laundry in the patio must be brought in before it rains. I can't be back early as I have to bring mum's maid to the embassy to collect the new passport.
See, the to-do-list is starting to get longer. I'll get the kids to help out before they leave for dinner. Keep cool. Breathe in... breathe out.....