Random thoughts on a Monday morning


It’s becoming increasingly clear that I’m not going to be able to write a meaningful, and of course brilliant, blog post every day. So, if I want to post every day, I need to plan ahead. But it won’t be easy.

I seem to remember college professors who would provide a syllabus to let us know what was coming and what was expected. I think they meant for us to plan ahead, something that’s difficult for someone who works best under pressure. I never met a college yearbook deadline without one, possibly two all-nighters. Sometimes during finals week.

No, you may not ask for my GPA.

But it’s a freshly pressed Monday and we have a whole new week ahead of us.

My start to Monday is a little slower than I anticipated. If getting back from an audition at nearly eleven last night didn’t derail me from going to the YMCA this morning, the cat’s apparent training to be the world’s most annoying animal (which began at about 2:00 a.m.) would have kept me home anyway.

Every twenty minutes. And the only reason I didn’t take him downstairs and put him out was that I didn’t want to wake (and therefore have to walk) the dog. It’s not easy keeping livestock.

Seriously, if I ever sound serious when I talk about keeping chickens and bees (and I have thought about it), find a friendly judge and have me put quietly away.

In other news…I seem to have misplaced my summer.

It wasn’t just the audition and the cat. A day like yesterday wasn’t supposed to happen until after Labor Day. It seemed as though everything that I had to do for the year had to be done yesterday.

Okay, maybe not.

But the day was full, including meeting neighborhood mowing obligations, church, groceries and missing not one, but two, production meetings for upcoming shows I’m working on. Then I went to the audition.

I hestiate to mention that I’ve also had a major flare up of arthritis (at least I think that’s what it is) in the last couple of weeks.

And please, that’s not a call for medical advice. I know the things I need to be doing. Among them, getting back into the pool that I missed this morning.

I have pledged to live a simpler life. I just need to figure out how to do that without making simplicity just another task waiting to be accomplished.

For now, I just need to get to work.

No really, my office view is waiting.

Image: Glen Carrie via Unsplash


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