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renewalsh 2 years ago

renewalshLeap Year

and my husband’s nephew has a birthday today (40th!),

Have to finish the damn boring document.

Also do some tidying and preparation for guests. And for an important meeting tomorrow.

While battling a streaming cold. 2 years ago

renewalshFinishing Tuesday

the document; the bathroom (at least arrangements to finish); the scavenger hunt; etc. 2 years ago

renewalshMonday 27th

First, take some february scavenger hunt photographs;

Next, get down to task planning for today;

Following that, make some payments;

Thereafter, plan for gym – after a week off due to the nasty kidney infection;

Dinner plans. 2 years ago

renewalsh26th, Sunday

DH is playing golf so I have already: read the Sunday paper; started on the samurai soduko; had a bath in my new Victorian style hip bath; tidied the bedroom.

Am now 43thinging and will then take some more photographs for the February scavenger hunt.

Then I have work to do. 2 years ago


Wake up in my own bed and bedroom for the first time in a month!

Visit with sister for a bit, consider her invitation to join her in an excursion to see my sick sister 180km away.

Have breakfast with DH.

Attend to some issues re the bathroom.


Decide re the excursion tomorrow (Do I have the stamina for the drama? Can I afford to give 12-14 hours to the excursion? What do I want to do? What does the family expect me to do?

Finish the course of antibiotics for the kidney/ urethra infection.

Phone a reflexologist.


renewalsh24 February

and Friday (yay!).

Have a skype call later on; also a meeting; have the final push to finish the bathroom;speak to BP; follow up etc. 2 years ago

renewalshToday is my middle sister's birthday!

Wish her happy birthday, check up on my ill youngest sister.

My own Drs appointment seems a bit trivial now.

Catch up, follow up, complete.

And -get the snag list attended to. Perhaps today is the day the bathroom is completed? 2 years ago


Up early to do a response;
Plan for meeting with business coach;
Plan for meeting with new prospect;
Conclude discussions with BP re plans;
Take BP to airport later on this afternoon;
Attend networking event at The Hub. 2 years ago


Today: cope with pain in side, keep track of sister’s illness; cope with workers trying to finish the bathroom renovation; work with business partner on planning and preparation for coaching session. 2 years ago

renewalshSister Monday

Check up on youngest sister who is very ill in hospital;

Do timesheet, document planning, capture minutes of meeting, sand thank you, follow ups after weekend forum (strategic moves); prepare for arrival of business partner; supervise the last stretch of work on the bathroom (PLEASE!) I am tired of camping out with my things scattered all over the house. Tired of building dust and grit. 2 years ago

renewalshSunday 19 February

Rest, relax, restore and rejuvenate. 2 years ago

renewalshSaturday meeting

All day meeting today!

(tough call as people from THAT PLACE will be there.)

Then an evening out with business associates of DH’s. 2 years ago

renewalshFriday prior

Have minutes to finish, preparations to make for the meeting tomorrow, diagrams to design, content to add, vivist from ex colleague to prepare for.

Damage control with sister.

Gym this evening.

Words with builder. 2 years ago

renewalshKidney Thursday

and I hope that this continues to recede ….

First thing: pre-planning meeting with client re NB meeting on Saturday.

Must be: focused, listen, have suggestions.

Planned outcome: I need to understand the project, and our potential role in it;
I also need to make her understand who I cannot work with and why. 2 years ago

renewalshMid month Wednesday

And today the builders are (perhaps) starting to fit the bath etc.

The listellos need to be fitted, and that will be complicated.


Payments; follow up, appointments to make, emails to send, strategising to do.
Document: get over my boredom with the doc and make substantial progress on it.

Helath and fitness: prepare a very healthy dinner. Gym this evening. 2 years ago

renewalshValentine Tuesday

Which I intend to ignore.

Business tasks:

Follow up on information for BP;
Pesky document;
Replies and plans;


Meeting in Pretoria this evening.


See builder re tile disaster, 2 years ago

renewalshMonday after painting

Regroup thoughts re business tasks;
Plan a high GI Low Calorie dinner;
Do some thinking;
Some tidying is necessary;
Make a transefer to daughter;
Send a jolting email to son;
Create a pipeline re business prospects;
Strategise re NB meeting;
Gym this evening;
Martha Beck coach this afternoon;
Have some fun with photographs on 43things. 2 years ago

renewalshSecond coat Sunday

Goal: get the second coat done and the painting acoutremants (sp?) cleared up by 11am.

Then have a long bubbly soak in the tub (of the second bathroom).

Relax with a book.

Later, depart for drinks and a concert, to be enjoyed with our German friends from the Goethe Institute.

Yay! I like their collective sense of humour! 2 years ago

renewalshPaint and hair Saturday

a clear pale blue for the bathroom, a vibrant red for my hair. 2 years ago

renewalshRainy Friday

and I have finailsed the document and sent it off on its merry way.

Have doen some admin catch up and am currently beating myself up becasue I have realised there were a whole lot more thigns I shoudl have included in the argument.

About to leave for an appointment – someone scouting for work, I think.

Rather tired and rather cross. 2 years ago

renewalshThursday plans

For yesterday, I started with a networkign breakfast. Quite interesting but one of the speakers was really poor. Not the content, but the presentation. NO idea about projection, structure, audience engagement.

Then did work on one project.

Then another very NB meeting.
Back to the document due on Friday. Eventually worked until 2am. 2 years ago

renewalshPainting Wednesday

IF I get my two important tasks done.

So, rattle on with those and then tackle the painting! 2 years ago

renewalshDicken's birthday

and I shall roll the verbiage of the man around the room as I work.

Each hour I shall pick up a work and read a short passage for its mellifluous language.

In between, I have three important tasks to finish. 2 years ago

renewalshMonday after antiques

Many things.

Starting with:

decisions re the bathroom renovation;

Continuing with:

Martha Beck coach – meeting;

Followed on with:

Many tasks re the business, in 3 categories: maintenance, completion, renewal.

Finally, fitness and family -

May consider assisting daughter to buy a new bed for her flat in Brighton;

Certainly gym this evening.

Excursion to airport to post dresses? 2 years ago

renewalshAntiques Sunday

Have persuaded my less interested sister to accompany me to the regular monthly antiques fair.

She professes not to be too interested, hopw that soemethign captures her fancy. 2 years ago

renewalsh4 February (Saturday)

Too tired for walking today.

When ready, went to bathroom supplier to select accessories for teh bathroom.

Then found a most wonderful furniture store which has quirky, unisual items. Seletced a teak laundry basket and shelving unit.

Also enjoyed a lovely snack at their suoer gourmet kitchen.

Now relaxing, afetr a visit from sister.

Awaiting a skype call. 2 years ago

renewalshFriday 3 February plans accomplished

Early morning gym at BP’s private gym in Glendale, Durban, follwed by a meeting with our web designer;

Plannign and preparations for NBV meeting with client in Durban;

Meeting, Phew! tough!

Then tidying up loose ends, packing up and departing for the airport and home, which I reached by 22h45.

A long day indeed. 2 years ago

renewalshThursday 2 February

Decide on outfit for VERY IMPORTANT MEETING (a bit fashion forward or more conservative?);

Prepare for departure for meeting;

Finally cull the email monster;

Settle plans;

Escape the renovation dust. 2 years ago

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