Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Or At Least A Christmas Card

It's not been the best of weeks.

I'm tired. Work has been insane. Long hours, too many days. Sleep has been a luxury.

I'm adrift on blog entries, one of my great pleasures. Forgive me, Father, it's been nine days since my last entry.

Not one of mine, but pretty much where I am right nowI'm broke, though there's nothing new there. Working in Her Majesty's Secret Service is not the life of Riley that you might imagine. I must drop her a note sometime, or at the very least a Christmas card.

I'm behind on a creative project for a friend. I'm really enjoying it, and it's going well, but it needs some time and a clear head to get it finished. A bit of inspiration would go amiss, too.

I'm ignoring everything else. Blogs have gone unread, mails unanswered, movies unwatched, and I've not fed the cat. Luckily, I don't have one.

And I'm sensing the imminent arrival of Christmas, though to be fair I've had that since the Summer. I suspect I'm not alone.

All in all, I'm feeling pretty burned out.

But hey, I've had worse. And I'm a Roth, dammit! It'll pass.

Until then, the only other thing I need to deal with is the anonymous person who's been dumping zebras in my recycling bin*. The bin men won't touch them!

[* I have a pretty good idea who it might be. ]

I'll keep grinding away. I'll be victorious.

For everyone else who feels the same, stick with it.

You're amazing, and never let them tell you different.


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  1. I'm so happy you don't have a cat. Hang in there and just keep being the creative superstar that you are.

  2. Thank, Indigo. I think you're pretty amazing too.

    One other thing: Zebras? Is this code for something?!


  3. I know the feeling, but it's good that you know it'll pass. Hang in there.

  4. Hey Ms. Unknown! Long time no see! Nope, no cat, tho I do have a stuffed dog called 'Enry. He keeps me company, bless him. And thanks for the props, they're very welcome.

    Hey Pearl! Zebras? No, no code ma'am. This may help: http://bit.ly/abfedR. And thank you, your recent entries have kept me reading and itching to get back to writing.

    Hey Blissed-Out! Thanks Nancy, I can see past the towering deadlines and can just about make out my birthday next week. Something to aim for!

    Thanks one and all! Indigo x

  5. Well, it will pass. And then you'll probably miss the cat and the zebras and everything else.

  6. Hey Ms. Fin! All true. Hey, it's only work. It's not like it's important. Just time consuming. I'll be slacking magnificently in no time. Indigo x

  7. Make sure to take care of yourself! :D

  8. KATO! Fabulous to see you! I am taking care of myself the only way I know how in these circumstances; pizza, watching NFL and plenty of sleep. I rise refreshed and raring to go *sob*. Hope you'll be back in blogging circulation soon! Indigo x

  9. Hey... I've been having the same feeling lately. Although we're shy of invisible zebras of late... they must all be at your place.

  10. Hey CatLady! Invisible? Not these lads. As stripey as the day is long. Well, the unchewed bits are anyway. As for feeling the same, I salute you, ma'am! SOLIDARITY! Indigo x

  11. Dear Sir, I have every confidence in your ability to burst through the grey clouds, quite possibly creating a rainbow as you do ;)

  12. There must be something in the air -- or the water -- or all that radiation from my microwave that I've been warned about because I feel the same way. Yes, this too shall pass -- I just hope it's like a summer's day and not a kidney stone -- for both of us. ;)

  13. Hey Robbie! Thanks man, I'm most of the way through now, so watch this space.

    Hey Jayne! Maybe it's the arrival of the autumn? The change of season and the lack of daylight always wreaks havoc with my frame of mind. Though right now it's just the weight of everything. The good news is that the light at the end of the tunnel is very bright indeed! Hope yours is coming along too x

    Thanks to you both! Indigo