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Day 215: Running Flat-Out

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I was just saying to Himself I feel like Alice running with The Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass: I have to run as fast as I can just to stay in one place, because if I slow down, I'll end up moving backwards.

This new reboot keeps me busy all day, and yes, I am getting a lot done. But I want to accomplish MORE--! I'm not sure the extra effort (figuring out what to do, whether I should change this or that, get up earlier, go to bed later, argh!) would be worth the aggravation. If I consider the number of things I get done in a day to be 'enough,' am I helping myself eliminate stress? or am I 'settling' for less than I'm capable of accomplishing?

No denying I feel good about what I'm doing. I walked two miles today - not quite as far as I have the last couple of days, but more than a week ago. Plus I cleaned the kitchen, and I mean really cleaned the kitchen - even the coffee-maker got a clean. And I did the WiiFit. I can check the 'more activity' off today's list.

Got a jumpstart on the grocery list for tomorrow - usually I throw it together over breakfast then end up forgetting something. This time, I have the menu printed and posted on the 'fridge, I've done a short inventory, and I have pretty much figured out what I need. Another tick for the list.

The browser crashed. I don't know what's going on here, but it's been sluggish as all get out the last few days. Obviously, if there's an internal problem - virus? glitch somewhere? - it will show up, so for the time being I Save frequently and try not to have too many tabs open that aren't bookmarked.

No, that wasn't an item to check off today's list. ('Note: crash browser and spend two minutes cursing the computer specifically and machines in general.') But working around it I still was able to recover one crucial item plus keep plugging away at other stuff, yet not spend half the day at the keyboard. There's a checkmark.

I won't have time for BeatleBand tonight, but since I didn't make it a goal for this month, I don't consider it a priority. It's nice when I have time, it's miss-able when I don't.

I haven't gotten to the early-morning blogs yet, but I get closer each day. All in all, I'd give today a B+.

And I think that'll do me. I'm tired, but it's the good kind of tired - at the end of a busy day that saw at least some things achieved. Can't ask for much beyond that, thinks me.

Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!


[This is my favorite Whistler painting. It's called 'Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket.' It captures fireworks shooting over the Thames in 1870s London.]
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