Monday, 22 December 2008
Sometimes you have one of those days where everything happens. Today has been one of them for me, hence Manic Monday. I knew that I had a few things to do, but I was not expecting to be running around like an idiot.
The day started normally enough with me waking at some unreasonable hour because of my bad sleeping pattern. I didn't mind because apart from having to do a few things this morning I was expecting the rest of the day to be quiet and I really thought that I would have a restful afternoon. I couldn't have been more wrong.
I went to see my GP for my normal monthly visit. I did need to talk to him about the allergic conjunctivitis which is becoming a real nuisance, but I thought it would be a quick in and out appointment. No, GP decided that he would check how I was, what I was doing for Christmas, whether I was having enough communication with others, and so it went on. My 10 minute appointment extended to 25 minutes because my GP was keen to make sure that I wouldn't have a crisis over the next few days. I was embarrassed about walking out through the waiting room when I did eventually leave because of those who were going to be late for their appointments, but it really wasn't my fault. And there are some who seem to think that our GPs don't seem to understand or care about their patients. I can tell them that they are wrong.
After leaving the surgery I had to go into town to the Post Office; I needed to send a package by special delivery. There was a huge queue in there, but they did have lots of positions open so I didn't have to wait too long. Then it was a walk back towards home via the chemist to get the anti-histamine tablets and the eyes drops that my GP had given me a prescription for. I only had to wait a couple of minutes for them and it was time to go home.
So by 11am I was ready for an easy day, maybe doing a little bit of one of my TMAs and a bit of knitting if I felt like it. But that was when the doorbell started ringing, and it seemed to ring every 10 minutes. It was one delivery service after another with various things that I had ordered over the last week or so. And my next-door neighbour came with a card and a present. Every time that I attempted to go to the loo, the bell rang again.
Fortunately things seem to have calmed down now. I have given up any idea of working on the TMA today, so I am watching television and contemplating picking up my knitting to do a few rows. I shall heat something in the microwave a bit later to have for my dinner, and I shall head to bed fairly early, take some medication to help with sleeping tonight, and hopefully sleep the whole night through. Tomorrow I have to go to the local sorting office to pick up a parcel that the postman tried to deliver while I was out this morning, then I shall get the few bits of fresh fruit and vegetables that I need for the rest of the week, and I shall head home with no intention of leaving the house again until Christmas is over. I shall lay out my study materials in three piles on my desk, one for each of the three TMAs that I need to do over the next couple of weeks, and I shall spend a couple of hours each day on them, drafting my essays and then typing everything up.
Lets hope that Manic Monday doesn't lead on to Traumatic Tuesday.