I am very unsettled. The presence (and absence) of builders over the past few weeks means I don’t feel particularly relaxed.
First, every morning, there’s the will they/won’t they arrive question. Then if they don’t turn up first thing the issue of whether I should release the chickens to free range, or whether the builders will appear later and then I’ll have chicken wrangling to deal with. If they do arrive there is disturbance and noise, even though the workers are all very nice and deeply apologetic when they need to ask for something. I had hoped that it would all be over in three weeks, but it’s going to go on longer than that.
In an attempt to work out how I should get through the next few weeks, I have been observing Max, who seems to take this sort of thing completely in his stride (well, shuffle, really). These seem to be his top tips:
1. Everything is better with a friend
2. Sometimes you’ll put your foot in it, but everything will be OK in the long-run
3. It’s all about getting the right balance
4. Life is just an adventure playground
5. Nothing beats good a nap!
So, there you have it… I’ll be seeking balance, being playful, enjoying the company of my friends and, when all else fails, going back to bed!