if this: "if you have been spending a lot of time with friends and family, it's crucial for you to check in with yourself today; you may be more than ready for a mini-retreat, even if it turns out to be only a few hours of quiet time at home; although you may be tempted to start a new project, it's more important now to finish up whatever is left undone so you'll be ready for what comes up next week" is the horoscope for one-twelfth of the population I wonder if the other eleven-twelfths also had something vaguely referring to those things beginning with R that I don't do. . .
(ooh look! that's me!
top left hand corner. . .
where are you?)
(about the predictability of these things)
let's waste neither your time nor mine and skip on,
of course, the fact that the children went off yesterday to XCH's and I'm having a forced retreat from them (not from friends - you're all here, right?) is additional to the fact I have a huge list of things not yet done on a to do list that I wrote somewhere on the back of an envelope and lost fairly soon afterwards. . .
shame I'm not a water feature really. . .
. . .otherwise I could have the perfect excuse for a mini-retreat to a bath with lots of hot water (because The Teen didn't get it first) some lovely smelly gunk, some bubbles and a dozen or so candles. . .
sorry, digressing again. . .
(and various other lists on various other pieces of paper, some of which are in journals - they are my favourite kind of list, the ones that stay put where they are supposed to) (unless you mislay the journal, of course) (or look back at it later and can't read your own writing)
all over the place
and what's coming up next week?! are the horoscope people promising me something fun and exciting - which would make a change from the more tedious proposition of addressing The List, that is the currently unfinished household chores and tasks (the present ones listed being the damp, the electrics, the bookcases - lack thereof, the four sets of curtains that need making, the central heating, the leaking faucets, the remaining decorating, the ever-widening cracks in various ceilings, oh look my pen has just run out of ink)
now I know that some people would relish that list of tasks - with gusto! how exciting! all those householdy things that need fixing that I can get my hands onto. . .
(probably just as well)
in a situation like this?
make some coffee!
(*excluding song lyrics, of course)