Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Taking time out

No, not from NaBloPoMo.

I've been at work today, and spent nearly the whole time in meetings, talking to people. I now sound a little husky. Sometimes I feel as though I'm leading a double life: half of the week I spend in jeans and T-shirts and silence, the other half in work clothes in a busy office.

I have annual leave to use up, and when I saw that I had no meetings at all this Friday, I made a sudden decision that if it was OK with my workmates, I would take the day off. It will help me catch up with my university work (which is still behind from when I was ill) and will just make things less pressured. Luckily there was no reason why not.

The trick now will be avoiding what I normally do with unexpected time off: I make detailed and elaborate plans for everything I will achieve during that day. And inevitably I never get even half of it done. So here is the plan for Friday: work. Go for a walk in daylight. Work. That's all.

Of course, now I am making elaborate mental lists of all the things I need to achieve tomorrow in order to leave on time with a clear conscience. Perhaps I am a slow learner.

(By the way, kind commenters, I do respond to you, underneath your comments on that post. Is this cumbersome? Should I be responding in the next day's post?)


--V said...

Re: comments

I hope not. That's how I do it too. I've also seen it done that way on various other blogs. And I go back and check posts I've commented on to see if anyone else as commented.

Re: Friday

Good for you! Take the day and enjoy it.

Thimbleanna said...

Hello Dear K! Sadly, if you respond in your comments after I've commented, I'll never see it. I read quite a few blogs and there's just not time to go back and check previous day's comments. I've tried revisiting posts, but if I do that for everyone, that doubles my blog reading time. Gasp!

I hope you have a wonderful Friday off and manage to get your work done! XOXO.

Loth said...

"A walk in daylight" - if this is a treat, then you are definitely a Scot in wintertime! I wish I could get one too!

PastaQueen said...

I make lots of plans for my days off too, and I never get everything done either. Lately I've been learning how to chill out and just try to get 2 or 3 things done a day.

Deems said...

I have just commented on "Things look a bit brighter" (4 Nov). Did I need to tell you that or do you get notified automatically?

Isabelle said...

Well, I hope the day off goes as planned, with no unexpected crises. A walk in the daylight sounds splendid.

K said...

Well, that was unconclusive. V goes back and checks, while Anna doesn't have time. (Maybe she reads more blogs than I do.)

I think I'm going to keep doing what I have been doing, anyway, but add a postscript to entries for anything I REALLY want the commenter to see.

I don't get notified if people comment, but I always come back and look. I don't think I've ever missed anything!