Saturday, June 20, 2009

Time, My Elusive Friend

Tap, tap, tap... Is this thing on?
Let me start off by thanking those of you who have not given up on me completely. I'm still here, alive and somewhat kicking, and ready for things to slow down. These past few months have flown by at warp speed and I'm having a hard time believing that June is almost over. Seriously? Is this how it's going to be now? God I hope not. Looking forward I see some breathing room coming my way around mid-August. Remind me later that I said that.
For the first time I have found myself too busy and quite frankly that doesn't sit well with me. Too much on my plate with nowhere else to put it it would seem. I keep thinking that if I just get better organized or prioritize things a little differently that I could actually find a few more hours in the day to get my sh*t done. So far it hasn't worked but it's not gonna stop me from trying. I'm afraid that I'm getting further and further away from those things that I'm always soap-boxing about - Listening to your body, yoga, running, writing, sleeping, breathing, blah blah... have all seemed to vanish from my routine. That. Sucks. So, here and now, as ya'll as my witness, I shall never be too busy again!
Anyway, I find myself in the latter half of June and I'm not quite sure how I got here. May was filled with 2 out-of-state weddings, race weekend with 50 of our closest friends, AND Kev's graduation weekend - complete with oodles of family and friends and 6 kegs of home-brewed beer - thanks Eric! June arrived with Yoda Yoga - Downward facing Wookie anyone? - and the beginning of our museum summer camp. It's funny that for so many years spent working at a summer camp, I find myself in a similar place, more than 10 years(ouch) later. Only this one has air conditioning and not nearly as many bugs - holla!
In less than 2 weeks I leave for South Dakota to go digging for dinosaurs. Those of you not in the museum world, you're sitting there scratching your head saying 'what the___?' For the museum folk this is just another line in the SRDP. This trip fills me with both excitement and trepidation on so many levels and here are just a few: Excitement because - duh - it's digging for dinosaurs. But trepidation because it's nothing I've ever done before and somehow I have to convince 30 families that I know what I'm doing. I'll let you know how that goes.
In the mean time tho, I will work on finding that ever-elusive sleep, I will remember to breathe, and I will go to yoga tomorrow.
In the words of Master Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try.
Cau for now friends.
PS - The Rangers are still in first place in AL West.