I’ve been very productive this month, which is to say I’ve been following my to do lists with a near religious fervor. It’s kind of great in that I feel really on top of everything like a high functioning adult, but it has a weird side effect — I feel guilty when I do anything that isn’t on my to list, even if I’ve already finished everything for the day. Because my brain is frankly bonkers, I guess.
I thought I was in a gaming drought. I was just complaining to Payback about it, because no games are really grabbing my attention, and I don’t feel that “can’t wait to get home and play that!” feeling about anything I own. But I think the two are linked. I relentlessly schedule my time, so my brain has dismissed gaming as unimportant. Thinking about it made me want to play Mass Effect, though, so I guess it’s all fine and I’m back on track.
Elsewise, I’m still pretty pleased with September. This week was a bit of a thorny one with some work stresses and family scares but everything seems to be copacetic and the stresses just delivered some healthy perspective.
Last night was such a taste of the fall I love. It was a grey day with fitful rain and I drove home on 6A — the roads were coated with yellow leaves, I had to have my headlights on and the air smelled rich. There was enough of a pause between storms that I could take the dog for a walk in the woods and it just smelled amazing, loam and leaves and dirt and water. And the geese complaining from the pond, the birds fighting in the undergrowth. It’s all very much a picture perfect Cape Cod fall evening. I know I shouldn’t complain about the stretch of beautiful weather we’ve had, but a rainy day suits my soul sometimes, right down to the roots.
It’s a bustling Friday with four one on ones (three for me). Saturdays are such a blessing with their lack of teaching. It’s the day I research all the questions that stumped me during the week (why do browsers see pages documents as folders and not files? Why does this iPhoto refuse to keep slideshows in order?) and sometimes even do some self training, if I’m feeling extra virtuous.
D’you know that next week is October? Once I recover from the shock, I’d like to get a more regular posting schedule. Sheesh.