It's one of the perks to working for myself, this abilty to turn on the proverbial dime if necessary. Last night when sis called to see if I could pick up The Batutah from his sitter's house and serve him entertain him take care of him for them for 2 or 3 hours this evening, I jumped at the chance. Because he's The Batutah...duh! Turns out I didn't really write it in my calendar, though. Or, for that matter, make an actual "mental note" of it.
So this morning when I was wrapping up a personal call and was asked, "What does the rest of your day look like?" I responded, "It's going to be a long workday today; my to-do list is full," I was telling the truth, but not in the way I thought at the time. Because not only do I have far more work-related tasks on my to-do list, but I've also got an entirely separate list of activities that should have been on that list but weren't. Oops!
The other significant thing I hadn't factored into my day's plans was the eye appointment I'm now scheduled to have at 2. Turns out when you've put off getting new contacts for a little way too long, your eyes will tell you when Today Is The Day To Go For An Eye Appointment, And No, You May Not Pass Go And You May NOT Collect $200.
I'm also picking up my laptop from where it's been getting some fabulous work done on it. So I can work. From Coffee Shops, Like God Intended.
So yea, I most definitely will be working today. A lot. But the aforementioned tasks and the 3 other errands it's now occurred to me that I really should have put on the list before now, also? Those activities will practically guarantee that tonight when you've left the office, prepared and eaten your dinner, done those other things you do after dinner at your house, then gone to bed...I'll be sitting right here working. Unless I can find an all-night coffee shop with free wi-fi, that is...