This is my last entry for 2003, since I'm getting ready for vacation and I have a ton of things to do before I leave. I am moderately compulsive about cleaning house before going away, so I am always scrambling to do tons of things. This is exacerbated by Robert coming to visit right after I get back and, while he may not care, I feel like I should at least dust and vacuum before he's here. I've still got to sew buttons onto baby sweaters tonight and wrap them in tissue paper. Then I can face things like Christmas cards and finishing up with the begging letters. I also need to update my calendar, which is mildly depressing because I have multiple commitments through the end of April already. It's pretty much all stuff I want to do, but I have to keep reminding myself to schedule some unscheduled time too.
As for things that actually happened, this was a hellish week at work, with a major review on Friday afternoon. That meant pulling things out of our files to answer action items from prebriefs and scrambling to modify charts last minute and the general busywork of making binders for the high muckety-mucks and so on. I missed our earthquake because I was on the metro and was Friday's metro disruption (due to a bomb scare) was over by the time I got out of the office.
At least the snow held off until after I was home on Saturday night's story swap. I told "The Three Sisters" which continues to get a good reception. I should also mention that I'm now a performing member of the group. That doesn't really mean much, but it did require an application and three sponsors who had heard me tell.
I could go on and write about trying to find balance and all the usual ramblings on that subject, but my time is really better served by sewing on buttons. See you in 2004.
Copyright 2003 Miriam H. Nadel