Wednesday, April 09, 2014

This Is Just To Say

... that arranging-things details are spilling out of my ears.

I was, at one time, able to a) run my own multi-year, multi-project research program while editing a journal and volunteering weekly and later b) manage a tech support team along with all its extremely varied needs, work on many software projects, and have a small child.  This is a mystery to me.  Yesterday I had to a) take Bug to a kindergarten-observation slot; b) take Bug to preschool; and c) go to a meeting.  I forgot the observation and was late to the meeting.  I would have been late to preschool, but it was on the way to the meeting.

We have made an offer on an ugly-ass house.  It may have lead paint and asbestos.  I have been arranging for testing for these things - this involves labs, licenses, accreditation, inspectors, contract amendments... it goes on and on.  Why is Dr. S not dealing with any of this?  Because it is finals week and he has until noon on Monday to submit all the grades.

Perhaps my brain is full of these details to the exclusion of all others.  Yesterday I set something out for dinner, forgot it, and cooked something completely different.  I also defrosted a chicken, and then realized that it was not a good idea.  Pesach is Monday.  We are going out of town.  I still have to clean/boil the entire kitchen. Send help, brandy, minions, and secretaries.


  1. Ugh. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I find that my occurrences of walking into a room and forgetting why I went there go up proportionally with the fullness of my brain.

  2. I could probably send you brandy, but can't help with the rest of it.

    I very much hope the ugly-ass house does NOT become your permanent place of residence, or at least is transformed into a house you'd like to live in.

    I wish you luck with all the Pesach preparations, and I hope you'll have some relaxation time in the near future!

    1. And then I made travel arrangements for a week in Alaska/Seattle and then my brain EXPLODED.

      Ugly house still up in the air. Major renovations would be in order.


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