An effort to reach or pass a norm, especially after a period of delay
Going away is great, if you discount all that needs doing before you go and all that needs catching up with when you get back. And ever since we got back late on Saturday evening I seem to have been chasing my tail trying to get caught up. Weeds in the garden have gone mad, rhubarb needs picking and processing, potatoes need earthing up, new plants and tomatoes need planting out, seeds need sowing, the grass needs mowing both in the veg patch and round at friends, gite bedding needs washing and ironing, animals need cleaning out, jam needs making and so the list goes on. Heavy rain early in the week didn't help with outdoor jobs but now the sun has come out and I am beginning to get through the long outdoor list.
Is it time to go on holiday again? I'll need one as soon as I have managed to catch up with this last one!