Example 1: Today I focused rather heavily on "get some human contact, dummy." I checked up in on an elderly acquaintance who is lonely. I Zoom'd with two nephews and one sibling and one friend from work. I had a shouted conversation with another work friend across the street. And an e-mail back-and-forth with another. And my day got parceled up into 45-minute bites in which it was impossible to get anything done. It is 7:15 pm. and today has turned into time soup. My expectations for today have vanished. I feel ashamed and vaguely greazy. I need better balance between the elements of my chore chart on any given day.
Example 2: My one accomplishment was to do a load of laundry... sort of. I threw a load of sheets
into the washer in the (community) laundry room... then promptly forgot
about them for two hours. When I scrambled down, someone had put them
in the dryer for me and started the cycle. I scribbled an apologetic
note to them, which they in turn scribbled a "no worries" on, which was nice, beyond the original nice of actually starting my load drying rather than just piling it on the table wet. So when I
went down to collect the actual dry sheets, I left this person a gift bag with a
thank-you note on the outside... and a roll of toilet paper inside.