I spent over an hour clearing the driveway this morning. Came in and while I was pouring myself a cup of coffee, the dang snowplow came by and filled the end of the driveway back up again.
Since my truck’s gas tank was empty, and I could start working right away if I just sat down at my computer, it seemed prudent to work at home.
Shy curls up on one side of my office chair, and Java on the other side. I have to be careful not to roll over them.
My job has been intense lately, but in a good way. I’ve had to quickly learn two new software programs – one software is used to create online tutorials; the other software is a learning management system (LMS) where I can organize the tutorials and track who is using them and how they are scoring on the tests.
I like the challenge of learning these programs and I’m excited about all the things I can do with them. My boss keeps trying to reign me in on going all coolness and futuristic – just Git er done! But I have to throw in some designy, techno-gizmo stuff.
I am discovering that the creative writing that I’m doing on my off hours is intense also. I get so wrapped up in it! I sit all day at a computer, then sit all night too. And I have a hard time stopping my work once I get started so I don’t get much sleep.
So I’ve decided I need to start forcing myself to take breaks. To get outside everyday and get on my elliptical when I can’t get outside. I need to ride Luke. I need to relax once in awhile and refuel.
So when I was reaching some sort of zombie state from staring at the computer screen and having to read sentences out loud because I couldn’t comprehend the words silently, I decided it was time for Java and I to go on a walk.
We walked over to the Mississippi River, of course. It was a bit icy so it was slow going. And I hadn’t thought about how deep the snow would be on the unplowed walking path. I was soon wishing I’d worn my snowshoes.
I, on the other hand, had to blow out the driveway again. My neighbor was pulling out the big guns.
I keep hoping someone will take pity on an old lady in her fifty’s. It must be because I look so much younger that they ignore my pleading looks. Yeah, that’s it…
And just in case the snow has got you down (if you live where it has snowed) or the rain (if you live where it’s been raining), here’s a group that Terri Windling posted on her blog, The Drawing Board. Terri has many beautiful things to look at and listen to and read on her blog. And this tune put a smile on my face and got my toes tapping. I hope it does the same for you.