Today was my first day back at the CS after the Easter weekend and I felt very organised as I set off having properly started on my Flylady routines. I'd laid my clothes out the night before, made a salad instead of sandwiches in an attempt to eat healthier and set off in good time. Trouble is, sometimes life conspires to prevent things running smoothly and today was 'one of those days'.
First up, there was a signal failure on my usual train journey, so I could only get so far. I then had to change buses twice to finally get to the shop 30 minutes late, just as the other volunteer on duty was giving up and walking off down the street to go home. Without her I wouldn't have been able to open the shop, as having tried to ring the manager, I realised that he wasn't in today and I was opening up.
Anyway, as the volunteer was wearing headphones, she couldn't hear me calling her, so I had to chase her down the street, so that she'd come back to the shop with me. Luckily another volunteer rang in sick so I hadn't kept two people waiting, and another volunteer turned up to help too, so all worked out okay in the end.
Why is it that when the manager isn't in, you get all kinds of obscure requests from customers? I've left the manager numerous notes informing him of various encounters I had in the shop today. It was insane.
Anyway, I left a little early as the trains still weren't running properly and took a tube and a train home. I got home in almost the same time but had to pass though Central London, Down the Embankment, through part of South London and then Docklands to get home. I worked out that I went under the Thames four times on one tube ride. CRAZY!! I may have to use the same route on Friday, which I'm not relishing, but needs must. I've been very lucky with the train for the past year. I hope they get it sorted soon.
Needless to say, when I finally got home I was exhausted. I had to unwind for an hour before I could even begin to think about making any supper. My evening routine was blown, but I'll catch up. It's a good test of my resolve.
I hope you had a better day.