As is the way of busy work days, it felt like one moment I was just settling down to work after our morning meeting and then the next instant the sun had set, people we starting to wrap up work and you're still busy with stuff. That happened again today and so I stepped away to get dinner prepared while still at the office to somehow optimize time since it made more sense to eat in comfort here as opposed to trudging through traffic hungry to arrive home tired and still needing to cook.
Not that it's easy to pivot from juggling reports to sauteing garlic and onions at the drop of a hat. I feel like my brain handles work in a completely different manner than household chores and so there's a bit of processing delay as I get around to things. And when you're cooking at the office, it's easy to get distracted by thoughts of work still left undone and if you're not careful you're liable to burn something. It has happened to me a few times. But at least it didn't happen today and we ended up with a lovely cream-based pasta with yummy eggplant slices, ground pork and mushroom pieces.
We try to make our way home when the traffic is a little less insane than it was during rush hour, but that still means the traffic is pretty insane. The roads don't really clear until after midnight and that would be way too late to go home. By midnight we aim to be in bed somehow, but it rarely happens during the work week.
But we take things one step at a time. Even the most formidable workload, whether at home or at the office, can eventually defeated by systematic persistence.
But I do understand how many people rely on maids and drivers to help keep sane. I totally get it.