I'm having a crazy week. I'm moving in eight days and was supposed to start a new job on Monday but there's this issue with my old work permit and on and on. I'm interacting with several different bureaucracies at once, and everybody's default setting seems to be "no." I sat down yesterday and made list after list after list of all the stuff in my head that I can actually do something about, ranging from things to buy at the store to people I owe thank-you notes to. The list consumed 3/4 of a pack of 3 x 5 cards.
I made a "where I want to be at the end of the week" list and broke all those tasks down into (what I hope are) manageable daily chunks.
Now all I need is a family-size can of patience (and perhaps a martini or two).