There are times when my life is choreographed to the minutes; things happen one after the other making the best use of my time.
This morning I’d taken some ingredients out of the freezer ready to cook a quick meal this evening.
The minute I got in from work I started cooking and made a chicken pie and bunged it in the oven. My hints about making mummy a cup of tea fell on deaf ears.
I checked where Hannah was and realised I could just collect her from the station while the pie was in the oven. I set the timer on the oven so that it would turn off preventing the pie from burning. After collecting Hannah and her friend, dropping her friend off and getting home I served up and we ate. No cup of tea was forthcoming here either.
I needed Dave to get home because I wanted his car to go to Astrid’s house. I was collecting a wardrobe and needed the estate. Dave knew this but wasn’t home at the time I would normally expect. I popped the kettle on because nobody else was going to make me a cup of tea. I also put a bread mix in the bread maker.
And then Dave turned up and he was home at a time which meant I would be late getting to Astrid.
He drank my untouched tea while I got in the car with Ethan to collect the wardrobe. Dave lamely offered help and I resisted the urge to say “Maybe try to be a bit more considerate of other people’s commitments.” I wasn’t late by much but I don’t like letting people down and I try to keep promises.
My time is precious. I don’t appreciate being messed around.