The measurements that I mainly uses for evaluating the chaos coefficient currently applicable to my life are
what is getting forgotten?
the words of a chant that I taught year 4 - they soon put me right
did I leave my handbag in the office of the previous school - having spent the next ten miles working out if I need any of the contents before I can retrieve it the next morning, I discovered that I had put it in the boot after all
I have managed to walk past a card that needs to be posted every day this week
what daft things have I done?
opened an attachment from a dodgy email; subsequently come wide awake out of a strange dream about a row of nearly-dead dogs lying up-side-down under a shelf, only their eyes move, watching me, and related that dream to the dodgy email and woken husband so he can check the email and intercept whatever gremlins were crawling around our network. (It was ok, no gremlins)
what is the state of the dining room table?
this is the most accurate measurement of all;
And this is the only rational response.