. . . and it's another sleepless night, sort of. My sleep pattern has been much better recently but I suppose there's always going to be one or two. I don't fight it, I get up and do things and wait for tiredness to return. It always does.
I wonder if it's a throwback to when I was still teaching. If there was anything on the next day - an observation, an important meeting, OFSTED (obviously), a progress review, etc, I always slept very badly the night before. It's surprising how often these 'things' occurred too. Maybe a pattern developed and, while I'm no longer under that sort of pressure, perhaps it's a residual thing? Who knows?
So it's 2:20 am and I'm socially mediating! With a coffee. Having unloaded the dishwasher and loaded the washing machine. A nice, early start to the day.
I got the last of the Christmas things sorted yesterday. It's all now packed away in the relevant boxes/bags ready to go out to the garage. The Christmas tree bag, in particular, is very heavy, much heavier than the old one, and Beth says leave it and she will help me with it when she comes round tomorrow. All the other stuff is contained in three big, plastic boxes and is surprisingly organised.
Downstairs now looks rather empty but much less 'fussy'. I miss the colour and the twinkle of the lights, but I do like the space so it's not all bad.
Then I did the bit of tuition - it's nice to see my young friends again after a few weeks' break. I had planned loads, knowing that it wouldn't all get done and, as they worked on something, I wrote up the following week's planning so I know that's all done and just needs a glance over beforehand.
Today there's only one thing in the diary and that's my hour of personal training in the middle of the day. I'm really enjoying these sessions and, as recent events have made it possible, I will be continuing with them for the foreseeable future. It has to be doing me good as well, doesn't it?
I might do a bit of clearing out in my bedroom. It's an ongoing surprise to me how things build up and a bit of a de-clutter and a reorganisation of things would make a big difference, I think. And there's the ongoing ironing. Not an awful lot but I like to keep on top of it.
Well, I'm still too awake to try to get back to sleep so I think I will get on with some meal planning. Have a great day when you wake.