October 17, 2022

The puzzle of schedules

I haven't done a puzzle in years, but I don't think I like them.  I made a goal to do one this year, and besides buying a puzzle at a charity shop I haven't progressed very far.

However, I love schedules.  A schedule is not really a puzzle, because there are so many solutions, many of them good, some of them better, and potentially none best.

I've found it hard recently to plan the days correctly when it comes to nursery drop off and pick up and dinners.  The dinner plan is made, the drop offs are scheduled, and then I realized today that I planned a slow cooker meal today (which I couldn't do) and eggs on Wednesday (which is silly, as Wednesday we are eating as a family, and today it's just me and the kids).  So I swapped meals, which is fine, but then I need to swap pick ups, and I'm not sure why I didn't plan this better yesterday.

Perhaps the answer is a standing dinner for Andy's work day (ie always eggs).  That way I'm not trying to cook and pick up kids at the same time?

For reference, the updated meal plan is now:

Monday: Eggs (R)
Tuesday: Bangers & Mash (A)
Wednesday: Carbonara (A) 
Thursday: S/C Aubergine & Lentil pasta sauce (R)
Friday: Fish & Rice (R)

There's no run club tonight, but I need to pack for my overnight work trip tomorrow.  Taxi is booked for 6:15am.  It's going to be a long day.

Today To-do:

  • Social Texts / planning
  • Email re birthdays
  • Laundry
  • Book Taxi
  • Email British Airways
If 3 times a week is a habit then my habit currently is feeling stressed without that many stressors to feel stress over.

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