Since this is destined to be one of my busiest days in a life full of impossibly busy days, I thought I'd take a break first and clear my head with more coffee while I type out a brain dump. I have a lot on my mind today.
I'm disturbed that I'm not more motivated to decorate for Christmas. My neighborhood is already a twinkly feast for the eyes. My front door looks so stark and fallish, with my pitiful turning-leaves wreath that I just put up last week. I'm sticking to my guns, though, and waiting until sometime next week to fold to the peer pressure and drag out the red and green.
I'm concerned that my heretofore roomy jeans have become very snug. It's clearly a problem with my outdated laundry appliances. My washer opens from the top, for Pete's sake! Plus I've been told there is a connection between old dryers and sudden shrinkage. I'd better not complain too loudly, or I may get appliances instead of diamonds and spa treatments for Christmas.
I'm bothered by the fact that, despite my sincerest intentions, there are still random unfinished projects scattered all over the house. Since Eric's been gone the last two nights, I thought it only sensible to drag a few piles and boxes of stuff into the family room (and dining room) (and living room), so that I'd have the necessary visual cues to help me remember to work on them. So far I've started five projects and completed one, which leaves three untouched. Even I must admit the "visual cues" system is not working anymore. The lure of online Christmas shopping, the occasional Scramble challenge and therapeutic blogging means I'm spending most of my time with my back to the piles and boxes. Clearly it is time to hire a personal assistant.
I'm relieved that the House Republicans are finally earning their reputation of logjammers who say "NO!" Hey, Congress: get the current tax rates extended, deal with the question of unemployment benefits and insist on tabling all but the most critical spending bills until the new congress convenes. Our currency is nearing collapse, inflation in consumer goods is getting downright scary and I can't find one single piece of news that points to stabilization. So forget about a new, improved START treaty, "don't ask, don't tell," and the 2012 elections for the moment. Congress, do your @^#$%*& job!
Okay, I'm feeling much better now. And I'm about to take my very own excellent advice and do my jobs here at home. Because I'm once again putting a moratorium on further blogging until I complete these tasks - the critical ones, at least. And I'm working on a timely and meaningful holiday blog about how to tell the difference between small electronic devices without showing my ignorance. It will be helpful to anyone out there who, like me, has tried to answer a phonecall on the remote.
See y'all when the piles are gone.