Saturday, May 14, 2011

Running around like a headless chicken

How is it, that everything always seems to happen at once?  You go to sleep on Sunday night and wake up on Friday morning wondering how the hell it arrived so quickly and what happened to the week in between.  It did happen.  You have a vague recollection that it did, so it must have, but how did the days pick up speed so that it all passed in a blur?  I reckon the aliens have landed on the top of Kilimanjaro and have some kind of technologically-advanced device which they are using to control time.  It has to be them.
With the P6 (Grade 5) Exhibition opening on this coming Monday night, all of us involved have spent the week running around like chickens with our heads chopped off.  To make matters worse, there's the final arrangements to be made for the huge inter-schools gala in Dar next Saturday.  When that's over it's time for proofing and printing off all the primary reports.  Six thousand things to do before school ends in mid-June.  If I have to judge how things are going to go by this past week, then I'd better find a special brace to attach my head onto my neck before I lose it completely!
And of course, to make matters more exciting, Tanesco, Tanzania's super-efficient power supply company (hold on while I wipe away the sarcasm that just dripped onto my chin) have just announced that they will be closing down TWO power stations to perform essential maintenance.  Nobody seems exactly quite sure when this will start, depending on whom you speak to at Tanesco, it will start on any day between the 16-23 May!  How long it will last for is another unknown with a time period being given for 9-30 days.  Tanesco have kindly consented to put the power on every night between 11pm and 8am, so that you can get up in the middle of the night to shower, pump water, wash clothes, cook, watch TV, things you'd normally do during the day.  Thank you Tanesco!
With all of this going on, it is hard to find a time to be able to work on my different book projects, and that is probably the most frustrating of all.  Roll on June!
Have a great week ahead!


Di Hill said...

I haven't visited your blog for ages. Like you I find time flashes past! Where too after June?

Cindy Vine said...

Di, I'm off to Cape Town for June and July, back in Tanzania in August!