Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday midday ramblings....

Normally, I love Mondays. I guess I'm just so far behind that it looks like I'll never catch up! Thought I'd blog while waiting for the coffee to finish. Trying to get my iron count up, and just dealing with fatigue on top of fatigue. My brain is full of ideas and projects. My body is completely ignoring my brain. My 14 year old is also ignoring all of me...he is having problems concentrating on his schoolwork. I try to get him organized on days that I have to go to paint something. As you can see, it's midday already and he is still dragging his skinny self around and looking totally disinterested in his work. I just informed him that, since we dropped the umbrella program that was way too much busywork, I have streamlined his curricula in order that he will reap quality, not quantity. He seems unmoved. So, I told him he is in charge of making a choice. He wants to go to a charter school next year, and I told him that if he chooses to goof off, he may have to repeat courses. He seems a little moved now. We'll see. I'm off soon to paint a backdrop for a company, the one that I did the trade-show set for. This is a small job in comparison, but it's taking me forever to get there to finish. The trade-show set won first place for visual presentation, so I'm pretty excited about that. I have a couple off shoot jobs now because of it. I just hope I have the energy to do them! I'm pretty sure that if the health department came to my home, we would be condemned! Well, maybe just a warning. Weren't we all supposed to be working LESS in the 21st century? It seems like we're all running around more than ever. I'm taking my own advice to Chad over at Bigg Fish and I picked up my guitar this weekend after months of non-use. Very cool...but the fingers could only take about 5 minutes of holding the chords. I've lost my fingertip callouses. Anyway, if you've read this far without dozing off or throwing spitwads at the screen in my honor....remember to take some time for yourself today and everyday! I think we'll all be better for it!

4 comments:

Christine said...

Congrats on your prize, Karen!

Karen said...

hey, thanks!

C. Fish said...

Keep playing, the calluses come back quickly.

I'll get mine out this weekend. Going to get the microphone and the recording stuff out this Thursday on my day off.

Thank you for always being so encouraging to me! You're an amazing person!

Karen said...

Hey Fish, Thanks! Back atcha! :-)