For instance, what if Lily (the puppy) does shed? We're not guaranteed a non-shedding coat and I look again and again at the pictures thinking - is her coat too straight? Does she look more like a Cavalier than a Poodle? And of course I know perfectly well that she is coming to us next Wednesday and her coat will be exactly how it is - and there is nothing I can do about that.
And that's not even remotely aviation related! It is 1400 now and we are meeting at 1915 to go to the sim - the session is 2100 - 0100 NZ time. There are things I can study - for instance I have run through every scenario that we will cover today in my head - and manuals I can read - I still want to review Chapter 7 again - but most of today is about flying from the left hand seat - and I can't learn that from a book.
And so although I know I've never struggled with aircraft handling in the past, my mind automatically goes into freakout Ican'tprepareforthissoI'mgoingotodie mode.
Which of course is very very useful.
However I do have 6 Cadbury's creme eggs so the week shouldn't be altogether bad.
I walked the 20 minutes to Woollies - which they call Countdown over here - to buy some basic supplies, and am feeling the lack of a desk in my room. I have 2 double beds - should I sleep in a different one each night? But no desk to sit at... Bed it is !
There is a fridge for my supplies though :).