Monday, 27 January 2014

WordPress Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course

Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do? 

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BARRIERS.

The ¨Train in Feldbrunnen

It often happens when we drive home from town, the train is on its way. It passes through our village every twenty minutes and the barriers go down: switch off the car engine and wait until the red lights stop flickering and then move.

I have a few red lights during the week, but I adapt. Somehow lack of a working life can perhaps lead to boredom if you do not organise things. If I want to accomplish everything I have on my weekly plan, I have to move my responsibilities around, but everything is possible.

Last week it was time to take two of our felines to the vet for the annual jabs. Mr. Swiss made the arrangements and I was going to leave him to it. When I was a working woman I would take two of the felines on my own early in the morning before going to work. Mr. Swiss worked in another town and it would not have been possible for him to help. With advancing years we are not as fit and ready as we used to be, so I told Mr. Swiss I would come with him to help out. He was a happy Mr. Swiss and I had to start organising. Being a woman with a multi-tasking gift, my grey haired 50 shades of brain had to work overtime. Thursday morning and I clean the kitchen, so how am I going to fit a feline transport with Mr. Swiss into my tightly packed routine: no problem. I cleaned the kitchen on Wednesday afternoon, meaning I had to shift cleaning the doors to Tuesday afternoon – are you with me? Tuesday afternoon is actually my Tai Chi afternoon, but luckily it was postponed last week due to skiing holidays. I then had Thursday morning free for my work as assistant feline helper with two cages.

We arrived together at the vets. I left the car with two caged felines and Mr. Swiss searched for a parking place. In the meanwhile I had struggled up the steps to the vets and deposited the felines in the waiting room. As there were no injured hamsters or pregnant snakes I was admitted to the surgery. Mr. Swiss arrived and we battled with two annoyed felines who definitely did not find that it was an ideal day for jabs.

We arrived home with two jabbed felines and it was all over and done with half way through the morning. What did I do? I told you I am a multi tasker and realised I had an hour’s time to either sit at the computer, read a book or clean the shower. Of course, I cleaned the shower because I knew I would not have to do it in the afternoon if I did it now. There was nothing holding me back and I had the prospect of a free afternoon to blog away on my prize winning book which I have not yet began and probably will never begin. You can blame it on the housework and felines that I was held back in beginning to write my book.

That was my eventful action packed week. I did help Mr. Swiss to change the bed linen and even did some ironing, as well as a few garden jobs. Otherwise life continued as always in the Angloswiss household. There were no dramas, no accidents (which is not so normal for me). Mr.Swiss and I were recovering from our colds which we manage to exchange and so there was a large usage of paper handkerchiefs – oh what an exciting week we had. He sneezed and I sneezed alternatively.

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1 comment:

  1. As I had two days of training on Thursday and Friday last week for an additional type of work being added to my already busy workday, my goal was to absorb the information successfully ready to take on the extra work today. Mission accomplished.