I have to remind myself sometimes that this blog is not only a place for memories, poetry, photography, shared thoughts, etc. It is also a place where I can organize myself, write for myself, remind myself in a concrete way of what must be done to keep life moving forward. So, today will be an entry more for me than for anyone else to enjoy. Comment if you like but this is really just about trying to lasso in my chaotic thoughts and give it all some sort of order, a starting place, so to speak, an anchor.
Eight hours of my day are taken with work. I wake to thoughts of work and the necessities of work are very much in the midst of my Necessary Work. The weight of these necessities holds me back and much of it is just taking the time out to do it. But the weight of it holds me back. So, today I move forward and take care of two things - bank stuff and PERS.
Last night I threw away six things in the linen closet. I looked at this junk and thought "What was I thinking?" More tonight and every night until it is culled down to only that which I truly want. The rest somehow goes.
HEADS starts in a few minutes. I'll spend two hours on it today. ESO2 follows for two hours. Meeting list - two hours, Room use the remainder of the day. Work at it until all finished.
Take money from F&M - Completed 1-7-07
$5K to WF, $25K to CD - Completed 1-7-07
Fill out final PERS paperwork -
call PERS for paperwork. Can't find originals. Bring mom's ss# to work tomorrow.
I called but have not received replacement paperwork yet as of 1-22-07
Clean out linen closet
Remove all old, never completed project and send to Good Will
HEADS - Completed 1-22-07
ESO2 - Completed for now 1-10-07
To Do items from yesterday's meeting - Completed
Room use and conflicts - Completed
I escape into light reading or crossword puzzles at night. There rarely seems to be the energy or desire or ability to focus on serious reading. Lord knows I have a stack of serious reading that I tackle from time to time but for me it seems to still be all about escape. Questions: What do I avoid by escaping? What would I achieve if I paid more attention to the serious reading?
Take Time for
Read Intro to Devote Life
Read There are No Accidents - Completed
Work on Smoke poem
Read Rosebud - in progress
Read Reading Lolita in Terhan - In progress
Read The Bookseller of Kabul - Completed
Read The Reluctant Tuscan - Completed
Read Improv Wisdom by Patricia Madson
Places to go. Things to see. The list is short but it speaks for itself. The list will grow but . . .
Go to San Juan Bautista
Go to Placerville to meet up with Vicci, Biene, Maryellen, and Lisa - Done Jan. 20th
See Lindsey Buckingham next Friday - didn't happen