Ok, I will admit it. I have been in an incredibly bad mood for about the last two weeks. Itchy feet, tiredness, too much paperwork. It is all excuses, but still…

Talk about creating a downward spiral. If you don’t feel like doing work, and let things slide then there is just that much more to do. Which means you really don’t feel like doing much of anything. The pile just grows higher and you sink deeper.

Of course, if you are someone who just loves procrastination followed by adrenalin surges then you probably don’t have a clue as to what I am talking about. But, if you are someone with good intentions who just gets behind and then hates feeling rushed, you might just be sympathetic. (And we will ignore all those management consultant types who tell you that paper should touch your hands only once. Well, in my world most projects are electronic and involve inputs from mulitple people, negotiations and compromise. Dealing with anything only once is not reality. )

Right now, I am somewhere inbetween. I don’t get a whole lot of thrill from things completed, so neither adrenalin or relief are helping. Since all the deadlines might just be far enough out, I am not yet panicking.

What I think I really need to do is blame the whole mess on sending all of my knitting home. That is right – I didn’t even hang onto one project. Now exactly how dumb was that? Obviously audiobooks are out at the moment since I have nothing to do with my hands and I am bored with most of the junk I can find here to read.

Ah well, the end is in sight – sort of – I should be in Kuwait five weeks from now! Meanwhile, it does sound more like whining doesn’t it?

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