I have had a hard time maintaining a schedule of any sort the last week or so. My freelancing time last week was cut rather short, since the kids I nanny for had a half day on Thursday and no school on Friday, and I worked some long hours. This week will be much the same, as I agreed to babysit for another family until 2pm Thursday and Friday, as their daughter's school is closed.
This week is my last before my nanny schedule changes to three days a week, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am also quite in demand with my schedule lightening up, though, as I have another family that might be interested in hiring me as a part-time nanny on my newly acquired Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am not sure whether I want to take them up on that or not -- I hate telling people no, and since it's for an infant I would be able to work while he naps... but at the same time, I've really been looking forward to being able to freelance full-time two days a week.
Today was another busy one, although in a fun way -- I met my new leaser at the barn and she rode Rondo again. She'll start leasing him in November but we're taking advantage of the opportunity to ride together a few times before then, so that if she has any questions, she can ask me while she's on him. It's been a good thing so far. It did take up a great deal of my morning, however, and I had so much to catch up on afterward -- a weekend's worth of emails and postponed tasks -- that I felt like I didn't accomplish much of anything.
Luckily I will have tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday mornings to myself. I plan to take full advantage of that!