Category: Busy Cop Out

So Much Time and So Little To Do

Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.

I’m really starting to stress at everything that needs to happen in the next month or so. Stressing to the point that I’m making multiple lists to try and remind myself that I’m really making progress on getting things done. It’s not really working, which is why I end up making even more lists. I’m not sure what the logic is there, but right this second, I don’t think I’m thinking very logically.

So I’m in jettison mode, and for today, one of the things getting jettisoned is a quality blog post. Instead, I leave you with this fine clip of Oompa-Loompas lecturing you about how you ought to behave. I think a lot of life’s woes could probably be reduced if we just had a team of Oompa-Loompas around to shame-sing at us whenever we made big blunders. (Seriously. Can you imagine the sort of song routines they would have come up with for the entirety of 2020?)

Here’s hoping tomorrow’s brighter.

I Can’t Even

Sorry everybody. I just have too much to do today, and my stress levels aren’t leaving me time and attention to focus on a blog post. So instead, I’ll present you with a bit of Tim Conway and Don Knotts awesome. The gas station scene from Private Eyes. It’s a longtime favorite of mine, and helps take some of the bitter aftertaste of Apple Dumpling Gang: Electric Boogaloo out of my mind.

Hopefully tomorrow is better . . .

Deer Reparations and Sundry Busy-ness

Some days you’re firing on all cylinders, the king of your schedule, and other days, you wonder how in the world you’re ever going to get everything done. (And where did all those items on your To Do list come from in the first place?)

Today is one of those crazy busy days.

On the good news front, I finally took my car in to get repaired from the deer incident over a month ago. (I still had the hunk of deer fur wedged into the fender, because if I have to drive around with a broken headlight for a month, I at least want a public warning posted for any deer that are considering another attack on my vehicle.) It’s been a minor irritant, having to remember to drive Denisa’s car at night, since mine had a tendency to get me pulled over . . .

What else is happening in my life? Adulting. A whole bucketload of adulting. I don’t know when it happened that I suddenly was expected to be the responsible person in the room most of the time, but it seems like the other day I woke up, and everyone else had nominated me and voted me into that position.

So my apologies for having nothing scintillating for you today. I’m barely keeping my nose above water. (Note how late this is finally getting posted. I’d planned to write on my lunch break, but my lunch break ended up having other plans.) As an apology of sorts, I present to you a clip of one of my favorite movies. Ferris Bueller. Because today was very much a day I wish I could have called in sick. Not because of anything terrible going on. Just because I’d rather be out having fun on a gorgeous day.

Happy Monday, everyone!


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Christmas Vacation

It’s that time of year again, folks. The time I scurry off to take my end of the year, use-it-or-lose-it vacation. So for the next couple of weeks, I’ll only be into work for a couple of days. Other than that, I’m taking a break from most everything that’s not family related. Including the blog.

If I get itchy fingers, I’ll pop in now and then, but for the most part, I’m going silent until the new year.

I hope you all have a lovely break!

Thanksgiving Hiatus

Folks, it’s been a pretty crazy semester. Between revision projects, home renovation, kids’ school activities, and Denisa teaching three classes, I’ve felt like I’ve been holding on for dear life.

So I’m going to take a vacation for Thanksgiving.

Not that I don’t usually take a vacation, but I think I’m really going to just take a step back and take a vacation from pretty much everything. Certainly the blog, and maybe even writing. I just want to clear my head for a bit and see if things can even out some. Otherwise, I just feel like this:


Round and round I go, and something tells me I’m never getting those seeds . . .

So have a pleasant holiday. You can catch me on social media some, I expect. I’ll be back after Turkey Day.

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