In fact, the project takes longer, and there is a risk of error, so you have to go over it again and again. Sheesh.
But I do have a lot more influence over it than I am admitting.
For one, I can set the phone to silent.
I can leave a message saying “I am tied up at the moment,
but will be able to chat between Christmas and New Year.
Would you like to make an appointment?”
I can set the pinging to silent too. (Only just figured that one out!)
I do come home and work from here if it’s crucial,
which I did today. B u t t h e y f o u n d m e …..
And you really can’t tell people to sling their hook
when they are just trying to do their jobs, can you?
Do you work with music on?
I can’t ! Way too much distraction.
I know a lot of people can.
Suppose it depends what work they are doing.
In my old life I used to do a lot of translation work.
German to English mostly. Well believe me when I tell you the LAST thing you need when you are translating from one language to another is music!
I recently invested in a really expensive set of head phones which block out noise. But I just cover my ears with them!
I don’t actually plug them in anywhere! The lead goes into my back pocket!
On the other hand, if I’m doing something which doesn’t require much focus or concentration, then I LOVE listening to Stephen Fry read me the Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes.
Only another 500 hours to go….
It’s a busy, noisy life in Barbaraland, it sure is.
But I wouldn’t swop with a single soul. Nobody.
Nobody I know, and nobody I don’t know.
I am ok with my lot.
It could always be better.
But it could be one hellahellahella of a lot worse.
How about you?
Time to switch off for a few hours.
No headphones, no Stephen Fry, no work.
Just sit in the garden with Dave and listen to the birds.
That’ll do me just fine.
Love & Hugs,