So many of those old saws, sayings, proverbs or whathaveyou contain at least a grain of truth. None more so, methinks, than 'work expands to fill the time available'.
Of course, the word 'work' means so much more than earning one's daily crust or the necessary chores about the house. Indeed, in this context 'work' can sometimes be pleasurable or semi-pleasurable activities.
Then the phone rings and quite interrupts my train of thought.
But it's really quite surprising how walking the dog, doing the shopping, ironing the washing, meeting the (Lions Housing Society) bank manager to discuss a £4.6 million loan (which he more or less agreed on the spot), setting up a craft fair, fixing the old folks' pre-Christmas party venue and entertainer, calling a bingo session for another set of wrinklies, attending the Charter presentation for a new Leo Club, a pub lunch with friends... I'm exhausted just writing about it!