Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Overloaded and Overwhelmed

Things are speeding up at my day job which is putting a stress on my writing and crocheting because I have so much I want to get done but I'm tired when I get home.  My pain level isn't helping but I'm hoping for milder weather in March.

Mentally I have a long list of things to get done editing, writing, brief descriptions, press releases, production for the manuscripts and that is just the general list off the top of my head.  I still have a gift to make and a few other things.  My daughter is grumbling about people being put before her afghan so I need to focus on her project.

I have a LONG LONG list of to read books.  So many I can't even begin to say.  I can't seem to make myself read Cast in Peril.  I guess I'll go back to making myself listen to one chapter (at least) before I start the next JD Robb.  I'm on book 15 of the JD Robb series.  I want to get all the way through them and move on to other series.

The nice thing about crocheting is that I can listen to books and crochet so I'm doing two things I love at once.  Unfortunately when I write, it is the only thing I can do.  Tonight I worked on two stories and considered the start to another one.  I want to finish the final Defenders book.  I need some quiet weekends to be able to do it though.  I'm in the middle of writing a battle - a turning point in the book.  It takes my revolutionaries from thugs to respectable people attempting to change the rules of a society.  It's turning out good for now but I need some quiet time to focus on it and think about where I am with all my large cast of characters and where I need to be and how I'm getting there.

I probably wrote about 3000 words tonight, maybe more.  Not bad considering I'm tired and cranky.  I've got too much in my head to not write and too much in my head to write and get the stories down.  It's a matter of whittling away at my to do list.

Tomorrow promises to be another busy day.  We are coming up on advising followed inevitably by registration.  I'm sure it will be no worse or no better than other semester but just long days spent trouble shooting why people can't register.  I managed to get a variety of tasks off my desk today and that felt good.  I like being busy while I'm accomplishing things.

This weekend is busy, very busy.  I've got things scheduled for most of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I'm hoping I can get some down time with my feet up during all the chaos but we will see.

I made a call to one of my student loan places today.  I was supposed to get a tax form.  I didn't and called them about ten days ago.  They said they would mail me one and still haven't gotten it.  I called back today and got someone who was very helpful and got my form.  It was the largest chunk of the interest I paid so it was an important document to have so I can do our taxes.  I'm going to have to try to fit them in some time soon.  Normally I like to have them done by this time but with the schedule I've had and the missing document it was difficult.

With all this stuff in my head, I just need to make a comprehensive list and start working on it.  Part of the reason I haven't is I don't want to overwhelm myself with the list.  I have too many projects going right now and I need to finish a couple off.

Tonight - I'm going for an early night (for me) and hopefully a little more sleep than I've been getting.  Hopefully that will lower my pain level and keep me moving forward with my long list of things to do.

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