I woke up this morning and discovered that it was not only the 13th September, but Friday 13th September. Those who are superstitious amongst us would curl back up under the duvet and sleep the day away in hope that nothing terrible would happen. Me, I danced out of bed and jumped in the shower with the utmost gusto in hope that something exciting would befall me today. You see my phobia is becoming sedentary and watching day time TV (is there a name for that?).
Does that sound strange?
Well since our move and my change from full time employee to full time mum, I seem to have been absorbed into a universe where my biggest challenge is guessing how many letters the postie will deliver. I have a mental list of things I want to do: I want to write more, Blog more, get involved in the school more, craft more. I say more, I would just like to find the time to do some of these!! My day is spent dropping off the little Averages at school and nursery (which is afternoons only) and cooking dinners for them all. Oh and have I mentioned that this house takes an age to clean?! It has left me wondering when I had time to work.
I know that we are only just into the new school term and we are only just finding our feet - making friends, getting used to our new town and environment, and establishing a routine (although it has to be said that as long as we get the eat-sleep-school thing right, we try to vary what we do as part of our lifestyle change). Maybe I am being too hard on myself but I wish I could get a grip so that I can start doing the things I enjoy. I now have the time and cant manage to fit it in.... and we all need time for ourselves (despite that guilt we all suffer from!) as it is good for everyone.
I shouldn't moan, I have the house I have always dreamt of, in a place I love, and most importantly - my family - around me. I think it is time to have another coffee, gaze out of the window at the beautiful mountains and think about how I should organise myself. I am the worlds most organised person, so this should come easily.......
Do you suffer from periods of disorganisation in your organised life? How do you bring it round?
*Its literal meaning is
'superstition about the number thirteen', but it's also used to refer to
the specific fear of Friday the 13th. There is also the word paraskavedekatriaphobia, proposed by some as a more specific option, although this word is not yet in our dictionaries.
10. Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west (Benny Hill)
9. Bangers and Mash (Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren)
8. Time to Say Good Bye (Sarah Brightman and Andra Bocelli)
7. Lilly the Pink (The Scaffold)
6. Save Your Love (Renee and Renato)
5. Shaddap you face (Joe Dolce)
4. I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester (The Wurzels)
3. JCB Song (Nizlopi)
2. Mahna Mahna (The Muppets)
And at number 1.....