25. August, 2004 - hump day?

Hump day. Today is when I’m supposed to be productive and get lots of work done so I can start coasting for the rest of the week. I’m not sure if that’s going to happen or not. I’ve got plenty of work to do, but I’ve also got a mother who’s forgetting more and more things lately, and it’s probably time to see if we can get an appointment with her doctor to see what he thinks. I have a feeling my schedule today will be dictated by his.

That’s an example of a frustration I have lately. I’ve been getting a lot of interruptions that have messed with my plans for any given day. Some of them I can control (but haven’t), and others I have no control over. In either case, I’ll have something of higher priority come up (sometimes because I didn’t get to it in a timely manner) and it throws off whatever I had planned. Many days, once my plans are shot, I get virtually nothing else done for the day, and that’s something I need to work on. Once that happens, I’m in “the faster I go, the behinder I get” mode, and it usually takes a good night’s sleep to reset everything so I can be productive again.

Don’t get me wrong, though. Life is pretty good at the moment. This is something I need to work on to make it better. I’m writing about it here so if you’ve been waiting on an email from me, you might have a clue as to why I haven’t responded, or have responded with something less than useful.

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