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i think i can i think i can! - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
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djmermaid
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i think i can i think i can!
you'd think after, what, 11 years (dag!) doing this I'd have it down.  and honestly, I kinda do... (at least "kinda!")
this is that time when you're not quite there yet, and the list of things to do looks as long as your arm, while the time in which to do everything is ticking away.  part of it is fatigue, I'm sure of it.  the various setbacks loom large, especially late at night.

the thing I need to remember is that it is always challenging, and also always rewarding - at least, it has been for me.  that, and that I am ultimately in charge of my own experience... which is not to say that I can control (or even influence) outside events, but it is up to me to decide how to deal with what happens.  which is a toughie, for sure - but it is the key!

actually, I know we'll make it.  we have two and a half more days, and things are coming together.  we're also officially off the hook for transporting the rescue ratties, so that eases things up just a bit as well.

I'm feeling: bouncy bizzy!

5 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
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pyrokitten_mew From: pyrokitten_mew Date: August 24th, 2007 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
the thing I need to remember is that it is always challenging, and also always rewarding - at least, it has been for me. that, and that I am ultimately in charge of my own experience... which is not to say that I can control (or even influence) outside events, but it is up to me to decide how to deal with what happens. which is a toughie, for sure - but it is the key!

you are so right! thank you for the reminder. i needed that right now.

must go back to packing, pack, pack, pack... :)

xoxoxo
robotter From: robotter Date: August 24th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Have an awesome time!

I read something the other day that was interesting: when things get chaotic and hectic, do the counterintuitive thing and relax into it. This can serve to stretch time out instead of compressing it.

I'm really glad to be staying home next week, and since you're camping on the other side of the playa from the BLD, I wouldn't see you much anyhow. We will have a chance to catch up in October at C&S. Chris and I will both be there.

BTW, did you get the photo that Chris sent to you? If not, let me know and we will send it again. I will be thinking of y'all next Sunday night (hopefully I'll be doing that from the Gulf of Mexico...).

Be safe, and drink lotsa water!
kshandra From: kshandra Date: August 24th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've at least succeeded in making me feel MUCH better about how far behind schedule I currently am. I've only been doing this half as long, and this is only the second time I've driven up on my own, so I think I can cut myself some slack. Maybe even an entire pair of slacks. ;-)

I just wish to hell I wasn't at WORK today....
luffing From: luffing Date: August 24th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I'm in the same space. My to-do list is huge, but I have until Monday night to finish it all, and no plans for this weekend.

I'm currently building Platypus a kilt (real!Live!tartan!), and it's by far and away and back again the most difficult thing I've ever created. I fear the pleat-sewing that will come as soon as I finish spending hours folding and pinning the pleats to line up JUST EXACTLY.

You'll make it! I'll make it! And I'll see you out there! :-)
criollo From: criollo Date: August 24th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is inspiring even to those of us who don't go out to the desert. Like all your posts, it's nice to read about your triumphs and insights and perseverance, because you are a make-it-happen-er and a joy-maker. Hooray! Have a great time!
5 smooches or Gimme Some Love!