The last days were difficult. Although I aproach top form when I am under a deadline working around Little One's daily routine wasn't easy. I had to work in the evening at those hours when I am not at my best anymore.
At midnight before delivery OpenOffice had had enough and froze every five minutes or so. I'm lucky that its recovery function works. At one point it even lost all of the screenshots and I panicked before realizing that I had a very recent backup copy. Anyway, I'm glad it is away. I went to bed at 2:30am and I am very thankful that my Little one let me sleep until 7am.
I expect that I will get the one or other rewriting request as the damn software is far from finished yet (whatever they want to think themselves) but I should get my pay this month.
That the delivery and the installation of the new kitchen was also the a week and a half before added to the stress. Btw, they are coming again. No, it didn't go without a hitch.
Today, after bringing the Little One to daycare and bringing back the keys to the office I just crashed. I couldn't sleep, I hardly ever can do that during the day but I dozed for about three hours before getting up again to eat and drink.
I have a page-long to-do list for the next few days. During the next weekend my parents will be visiting and I need to get the household in order. I hate it when my mother feels obliged to start cleaning my appartment. Even if she means well it makes me feel inadequate.
PS: I couldn't do NaNoWriMo but I have a lots of notes and plot outlines from October and the start of November. Also the idea is still alive and strong in the back of mind. Maybe I should write the story anyway. No, no 50K in one month but there are other writing marathons out there. I need to take a look.