Today’s blog is being written in a hurry because I need to get this jammed in between a lot of other things going on. Real life is feeling a little overwhelming. I am getting more RAM memory installed in my desktop today, so my real life goal is to get this done before David arrives for the installation.
Other Real Life Things
Well, whenever I have to go to TNNA there seems to be a lot of last minute stuff. I thought I’d planned this one pretty well, but here I am, wondering how to get all my handouts completed and printed, needing to do some packing, and feeling generally unprepared for leaving Thursday morning.
Being a Citizen In Real Life
If you read my Friday blog, it was borne of my frustration with productivity, or lack of it, when we do the easy, not correc,t when choosing tools to accomplish things. Today I spent half an hour on the phone, trying to find out what was happening on a hill-slide on the hillside across the street. Got stonewalled loudly by a guy at the City Building Inspector Department for wanting an answer to my question. Got very nice help from someone on the 311 line leading me to reaching the guy who subsequently didn’t really want to deal with me. We’ll see if his colleague calls me back. I sent an email too, just to be sure.
Virtual becomes Real Life
My brother announced after taking Jane, our mother, to a party that she can “make conversation with a statue”. She can also find a silver lining in anything. As she and I discussed my upcoming plans on the van ride to a doctor’s appointment, and I mentioned feeling a little overwhelmed, so she said, “but you will get to see your friends which is probably just what you need.” I can’t deny that! I adore catching up with the people I regularly see at TNNA. Plus I have a dinner planned with people I know through Tara Swiger’s Starship, so I will meet people in real life that I now only know virtually.
Thankfully, there is always drawing. Even 10 minutes, which is about what I’ve had on recent days, leads to some results. Look at how wonky my first chair is. The next one is better, then I did the back of my reading chair, which came out really well (for a quickie).
So I guess my takeaway is to focus on what goes well, blow past what doesn’t, and look for those silver linings.