Sunday, June 17, 2012

Punching the Fast Forward Button

Alternative Title #1: Remember when I used to update this blog?
Alternative Title #2: The Week That Was: In Pictures I Didn't Take

This last week disappeared in a "wake-up, eat breakfast, work, throw together some semblance of supper, crash in front of the latest Netflix with knitting project, shower, sleep: rinse and repeat" blur. I hesitate to tell you how busy I am (I mean, we're all busy), but with me putting in close to an entire extra day of work on Monday (thank you board meetings and scheduling conflicts), I feel like this week flashed by in an especially fleeting manner.

Each morning, I try to get myself out of bed at a decent hour (really, I do not need nine hours of sleep), so I could work on some side projects, but other than getting one measly little article off to the editors, I haven't accomplished much beyond the daily 9-5 grind. Each morning, it seems like there's just enough time for breakfast, checking email and getting a couple quick little tasks done, then suddenly it's time for me to start pulling together lunch and packing up my work backpack for the walk to work. Convincing myself to take off my fuzzy slippers and change into work duds has been a struggle all week.  

Wait . . .am I whining?

I don't mean to. What I'm really trying to say, in a less than eloquent way, is that today is my Friday (!) and that I'm so ready for it. I'm ready for a couple days when the fuzzy slippers get to stay on indefinitely.

Because sometimes, I'd just like to be like this turtle I saw earlier this week: poking around at my own pace, taking time-outs to sun myself on a warm gravel road, pulling into my shell whenever I happen upon something I dislike. Of course, a turtle's life isn't always enviable - they run the risk of being crushed by fast moving vehicles, being carried off to who-knows-where in a dog's mouth, and they do move so slowly. But I feel like this past week I've been like the Hare in the "Tortoise and the Hare" fable and I'm ready to be the Tortoise, if only for a couple days.

In other news, we had two loon chicks hatch yesterday at my work place. You know what never gets old? Baby animals. They are just so stinkin' cute.
 

5 comments:

  1. You are so right Ada--sometimes you have to jump off the merry-go-round! Yup, there is nothing like a cute baby animal to put a smile on your face. Oh, and about being a turtle, you forgot to mention those awful turtle races some towns still hold. Have a great Friday! ~Diane~

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  2. Oh I can totally understand! I swear I blink sometimes and the day is over. And yes, baby animals are the bestest ever! Especially puppies, they're my weakness :)

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  3. I hate how busy times come in waves, and then there is always downtimes where you want to be more busy. It is hard to spread it out! I hope things balance out for you soon.

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  4. LOVE the turtle analogy! I'm going to picture that for myself next time I feel overwhelmed. Really, it might make a great "time out" mediation :-)

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  5. Your picture of the turtle reminded me of the turtle we had in our backyard over the weekend. I wanted to keep him as a pet.

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