Friday, November 2, 2007

Worst. Blogger. Ever

Today is my day to post? I had no idea! How many Fridays have I missed now? How many retro-active points do I get if I explain that I've been nearly as absentee as a mom as I have as a blogger? Will I sweep the remainder of the year? NaBloPloMo is in effect again? Where am I? Who are all you people?

I have to confess, I haven't even read my or anyone else's blogs in about 2 months, it's gotten that bad. I've worked weekends. I've spent time "with my family" while also nurturing my laptop. I've kept my Blackberry affixed uncomfortably to my right hand and (I cringe when I admit this) responded to emails while eating out with friends and family.

In the midst of all this, I was away from home for 2 consecutive 3-day weekends. Jeremiah has probably started telling the hot women who flock his way at the park to "help" with his sweet children that he's a widower. I've left parties (to which I arrived late) early or missed them entirely. When the girls were headed out to trick or treat I was in the office trying to prevent a crisis which, I have to be honest here, at that point I really didn't care about anymore. Today, I have a large portion of work arriving in the office around 10AM and it must be completed by a too-small group of us before tomorrow night. Guess what I'm doing for fun tonight?

Don't get me wrong, I like my job. I like my co-workers (though I think of them more as war buddies now). I hate missing all the fun. Unconcerned about NaBloPloMo, I took a friend's challenge to post daily this month. I decided I need to because it will force me to stop working for 15 minutes a day. While so many people I know consider working endlessly some sort of badge of honor, I do not. I think it's foolish and unhealthy. I can only do so much about completing a project that was promised in too little time, but I can stop thinking I need to check my email when I get up to pee at 2AM. Or worse...respond to my email when I get up to pee at 2AM.

Time to take Kate's rather pouty advice and "put the phone down and pick me up!" (kid's say the darnedest things).

2 comments:

Chaotic Joy said...

I hope things settle down for you soon. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Epiphany Alone said...

You're being far too hard on yourself to deserve a WMP, but I'm glad to see you resurfaced, I was getting worried :)