Friday, March 11, 2011

Hysterical Baby Laughing

Today has been a little sober, with all the news out of Japan. I could use a little laugh, so I thought I'd share this great little video. I dare you not to laugh too.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm alright

My last blog post may have come across as a little down. Okay, it was a little down. But that's what blogs are for, to foist our thoughts, emotions, challenges on others, right? ;) I appreciate the kind thoughts and comments, and I want to let you know that I'm alright. I bounce back pretty quickly, but I didn't get around to blogging that I had bounced back.

So, as proof that I'm alright:

*I am oh-so-close to finishing my massive rewrite of the 2009 NaNo train wreck. *holding thumb and pointer finger 1/4 in. apart* I'm serious. So close. And I am really stoked about the result. (In a total self-serving aside: let me know if any of you are interested in reading a MG, slightly quirky fantasy involving twists on villains and heroes, let me know.)

*My check book is balanced, I'm working on saving for retirement, and I've even used a few coupons in the last week.

* My email inbox has been cleaned out to under 1000 emails.

* I have actually watched TV a couple times.

* I signed up for a marathon, so I'm back on the racing wagon. (Always a good thing.)

* My basement is still a disaster, but I'm much closer to actually organizing it. (That's progress!)

* I'm back to blogging with parentheses. :)

How about you? Who here is doing alright?

**Bonus points for those who can guess the movie and why I have this picture up today.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

When Things Change

Did anyone else blink and lose the entire month of February? I don't know why February seems to fly by so fast. Maybe it's because January always seems to take forever, and after that any month feels faster. It's one of those mysteries of the world, I guess.

You may or may not remember my epiphany that I'm addicted to productivity, and the realization that I don't relax very well. (Post is here.) Well, let me warn you that you might want to be careful what you put out to the Universe. The last month saw a few big changes for me and my family. My husband got a wonderful job opportunity, which in public education means that he gets to do double the work for the same pay. Two days later he was asked to take on another pretty hefty project. And now I no longer have one responsibility that used to be a good-sized time commitment.

So now our roles are somewhat reversed. My dear hubby, who jealously guards his free time, no longer has any, and me, the workaholic list addict, suddenly has my To-Do list cut in half.

I should be excited to have more time to write, more time to dedicate to the kidlets, and time to actually sit, but to be honest I'm feeling a little lost. You'd think I'd keep up the frenzied productivity that I love and just fill it with all those things that got put on the back burner. Instead, I check the email account that suddenly doesn't have anything coming in, look at the phone that isn't ringing off the hook, and continue to ignore the basement that I still have to organize.

My hubby insists I'll feel relief and enjoy less responsibility. I'll just go sit in the sun for a while and wait for it to happen.

Sometimes change stinks.