Organised Head Space


I have a confession. I dried my hair today with a Dyson hand dryer today. The one that you put your hands in-between the drying vent things and watch skin fly around. It was that or leave a trail puddles walking around the shopping centre, being watched like a hawk in shops.

It only works if you have long hair. I got caught out cycling in un-forecasted rain. Most of it as I was locking up my bike, 10 metres from the entrance. I knew it bad was people did that waterfall move aside move, you’re wet while they waited out it out (never have guessed you get wet when it rains). I considered taking a photo as I bended sideways with hands and hair in the dryer but decided to save some dignity. If Dyson ever decides to move into hairdryers, I’m getting one. Hair dried in no time.

My head feels all over the place at the moment. Organised chaos up in there. Tomorrow I’m recording/filming my Outdoor Fitness Coach evaluation, the balcony doors are finally being fixed (one hasn’t opened since May), I have a my race pack to collect, revise my lesson plan as my guniea pig client’s back is playing up so there’s no jumping during the cardio component, I’m worried I won’t hear my alarms the next few days, I haven’t practised enough, trained enough upper body strength for Sunday’s race, emails keep piling up, posts to read, trying to write clever without forcing it or seeming like I tired too hard but I can’t do anymore preparation, I’m just gonna have to wing it and roll on Sunday evening post race zzzz!

The past few days I haven’t felt motivated to take photos or write. The sea’s been pretty, Summer came back for 2 days (Yay! Beach!), but no inclination to say, post woo hoo. All I want to do is sleep or be outside, but that’s escape and not facing what needs to be done! Like the re laundering clothes that got caught in the heavy rain. Somehow yesterday I managed with the latest Apple system up date lock the sim card from the network. I know the Apple code was right as they’ve been asking it a few times as I press snooze. If I can remember the code 1/2 asleep, I can remember it any other time. I ended up going to the network shop for a new PUK code. Then I’ve killed the mini blender. It gave up on today’s smoothie and started smoking.

I did take a few photos. Dogs are allowed back on the beaches now beach season’s over. I think they love the beach more than humans do! Beach walkies

What’s your run and hide option when you need head space? Mine, lists, being outside and trying not to sleep or find excuses not to sort it out!


List Supreme

I have thing with lists. Coffee first then I plan my day or week if it’s Monday. Classes, things rolled over from the previous week/day, things to get, shopping, appointments vs weather, chores, things from monthly to do and get list. Then there’s reminder lists on my phone. I did say have a thing with lists!

I’m never sure why I write lists. I like the satisfaction of crossing items off. It’s the non listed things that mess them up. Classes cancel, postpone, rearrange, extra grocery shopping of things I couldn’t get on ‘shopping days’, I do my usual crash and fall asleep when I get back late and nothing gets done and things roll over and then there’s the little things. A plant that needs my attention (repot, rescue from cats), unexpected house chores, things to get, you get the idea.

Like yesterday. My class cancelled and I didn’t listen to my head that said, don’t go back to sleep. Bad move. I finally get hold of the dentist after a week of trying and 2 bounced back emails to replace a filling fell out after my appointment last week. I can hear them, they can’t hear me, which explains why they haven’t called back my messages. I’ve been having this problem for a week of so. A Google search later, I clean out the microphones (ergh!) an they still can’t hear me. I call them on Skype, they can hear me, but I can’t see them until next week as Friday’s a festivo, Catalunya Day and the weekend they’re closed. While I was cleaning the phone, I cleaned my watch I’ve been meaning to for a while (equal ergh!). I manage to get the last evening appointment with Apple about my phone. Now it’s raining too hard to cycle in, I sit it out, clean the house, do some yoga while I wait for it to ease to up, so I can get to the gym. A nice empty gym thanks to the rain and a great workout trying out a few new exercises!

Where sea and sky meet. Cycling to the gym in a break in the rain.
Rainy late summer

Anyways, Apple staff must be trained having in always having a non judgmental cheerful face and saying your Castellano is great. I explained I’d cleaned all the microphones, blah, blah. I had except the phone call microphone. Insert slap face see no evil monkey emoji.

Apple store, Passeig de Gracia overlooking Placa CatalunyaApple Store Passeig de Gracia overlooking Placa CatalunyaApple Store Passeig de Gracia overlooking Placa Catalunya

Have you ever encountered a non friendly Apple employee? Lists or have a super memory or a non wavering schedule that has no need for such a thing a list?