I arrive at the store feeling a bit ‘rammy’. The chaos of the changes irritates me a little and I help Leslie M do some sorting. She too is feeling a wee bit cranky. We decide to be happy together and sort out some of the clutter. It helps. Yes, I even wash my office floor. Meanwhile, our computer tech guy is slinking around, updating faulty windows patches and sorting out a virus that slipped onto one of the machines. It annoys me that we have to pay to monitor problems and updates with windows. I wish all of our machines were Macs. Yes, I will have to buy an iPad when they come out in the summer.
In the afternoon a client stops by and asks me if I would consider facilitating a discussion about community priorities. We’ll base it around great questions that help ignite change. It’s just the type of thing that I like to do. I think about whether Alan might be interested in returning for a short day’s work in March. I also think about my friend Liz and wonder how serious she may be to explore Alberta.
Later in the afternoon, I realize that I am having trouble prioritizing my tasks today and decide the best approach is to use the stack method and just start at the top. Take the first thing deal with it, move onto the next thing and so on. I manage to knock several things off the lists without creating too much stress by looking at everything that needs doing. I find myself looking forward to coming to work tomorrow with a slightly more clear perspective. The staff all leave for the day and I think I’ll do a couple more things before I fire up Jean Pod and bounce on home. It will be nice to enjoy the quiet of my office without any distraction.
I do too much administration for Swerve and need to go home to soak in the hot tub and drink a glass of wine or two. A myriad things off the list today and no stellar insight to reflect except that it’s nice to have quiet days to just plod along. It’s like the space between the bigger tasks, even if it feels a little like cleaning up debris from a typhoon.