Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Drifting too far from the shore

There's an old gospel song that goes:   Out on the perilous sea Where danger so silently creeps And storms so violently sweep You're drifting too far from the shore Some days I feel like I've drifted too far from the shore. I look at the todo list that I've been updating religiously, and it continues to grow. I constantly work, but sometimes it feels like I'm spinning my wheels, and I'm digressing instead of progressing. I started to beat myself up, but when I took a moment to breathe, I'm reminded that life is like that. Ebb and flow, I mean. Sometimes things just click. I knock out a half dozen action items before lunch without breaking a sweat. But then there's days like today that seem like every thing I touch turns to the stinky stuff. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to sign off, and go sit on the couch and drink a cup of tea. I might even read a few articles in that mountain of magazines on the coffee table. I'm going to turn back the covers, crawl into my comfy bed and take a fresh look at all that needs to be done tomorrow.

NOTE: I tried the New Blogger Interface and it has my formatting all screwed up. Again, I'm drifting too far from the shore. I'll fix this tomorrow.


  1. ok, reading this made me dizzy, Rick!

  2. Anonymous10:00 PM

    Well that didn't work too well. They need to do a bit more work on it I guess.

  3. I'm with you on crawling into bed and thinking about what I need to do TOMORROW. I mean, I'm not with you crawling into bed. I'm on my own there or with the hubs. ACK - YOU know what I mean! I'm just digging a deeper hole.

  4. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I tried the new blogger interface for about three minutes and changed back.

  5. THAT sounds like a wonderful idea! I hope that tea helps!:D

  6. Anonymous12:32 AM

    First I have to say:I am happy you sound like a human:)))
    As the new Interface I started using it couple of weeks ago and every time have to revert to old one as I can not find my Reading list!

  7. I think sometimes our lists of what to do are too long and can overwhelm us. Of course, I am so laid-back now that I almost fall over so don't go by me!

  8. I feel like I'm drifting too far more often then not. It takes real work to stay alert and on task in this life.

    PS I will not be trying the new interface. Thanks for test driving it for us! :)

  9. I've spent a lot of time drifting lately, I'm just now paddling back to shore.

    Yes, your formatting was strange but there was something kind of pretty about it too :-)

  10. Sometimes a nice cup of tea and a biccie will make things right again!!!

    New Blogger is truly stinky though! :-) Take care

  11. I know the feeling Rick, and sometimes things just seem to build up a bit. I think you're doing exactly the right thing, by just switching off for a while, and chilling! I haven't seen anything about this new Blogger thing, but I've noticed that a couple of people have commented on it. Doesn't sound too good at the moment, but I guess that could just be teething problems. Why do things always have to change, just as we get used to them?!

  12. I thought i a reading myself here. Feel like drifting far myself.

    Did the new one too and it made me get more slow.

    Have fun sir!



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