"Bellina, dear, can you hear them tick away?
They're turning into minutes, just like hours turn into days..."
- Pete Roe
"He'll tick tick tick tick tick tick tick away..."
- Laura Marling
How is it I let days just disappear?
I mean, I surely know how many hours a day contains. I also know approximately how long it takes to complete most of the activities I set for myself.
Especially the every day ones.
Like waking up. And getting dressed.
I have woken up every single day of my life, and got dressed for most of them. You'd think I'd know exactly how many minutes that takes, and plan my morning accordingly.
Broken down into its composite activites, my morning tends to resemble the following sequence of events:
1. Alarm going off.
2. Snooze button pressed.
3. Light napping until alarm re-sounds.
4. (repeating steps 1-3 for a non-specified length of time)
5. Throwing off covers and leaping enthusiastically out of bed
6. (either staring dismally into the mirror for a bleary few seconds, or frantically rushing about, depending on how many repetitions took place at step 4.)
7. (either showering luxuriously, scantily or not at all, also depending on the above)
8. (occasionally (/frequently) dry shampooing, if the above repetitions carry too far into the wrong side of breakfast o'clock)
9. Drying hair, putting on face, clothes and deodorant (not necessarily in that order)
10. Eating breakfast, cleaning teeth, leaving house.
That's roughly my 10-step guide to getting up in the morning.
And yet, somehow, I'm always late for everything.
And then work. I had an entire afternoon to plan 3 hours of lessons, one of which is going to be a practis/ce (I have never known when to use which practic/se) listening exam, requiring no actual planning on my part whatsoever.
SO HOW AM I STILL PLANNING?!
Well, technically I'm typing on here... and technically I didn't spend all afternoon working. Unless you count hoovering my entire house, alphabetising my CD collection (I have approximately 170 CDs, by the way. Oh, I'm so stuck in the 20th century...) and watching Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on iPlayer as work.
I should probably do some actual work now.
(I'm totally going to use my free p.2 to finish the planning I haven't done. I love PPA time)