Jell-o, is it Temporal?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No I am not dead I am working! Well I’m working at working, seems the universe wants to test my patience. I don’t know how you lovely folks working full time do it? How do you work, blog, write, and create in general without the world imploding upon you?

So many of us are wishing for that money train to come rolling along, that we have forgotten what the ride is really like. We have forgotten the ups and downs, the ends and outs and ah yes, the universe. The universe has to stick its nose in.

I am not complaining here but rather observing. As I began my temporary project Monday the universe made its presence known right away.

“You do not have enough memory for this project, try using a network.” That was the first of many slurs my computer threw at me. To which I replied, “No sh*t Sherlock, I’m old and I don’t want to network, people scare me.”

Let me just say I spent an entire day figuring out work-a-rounds to appease the universe, followed by mind numbing computer modeling, only to be followed by a barge of questions from Ms. Twister. Usual stuff but by days end my mind is Jell-o, I’m out of practice.

I do not know how you guys do it. Me, I am taking notes and have collected several new characters to write about. In fact the idea came to me that I should do a character study of all the deranged gentlemen I have been so fortunate to have worked for. Believe me I have worked for some real characters. But I digress…

I really wanted you guys to know I’m here and will be visiting, soon as the Jell-o firms up. As you can see the new look is on hold until I get a workable schedule figured out, maybe by then Blogger will be over its growing pains.

Please hang in there with me and know I love each and every one of you for visiting and reading my ramblings.

Happy Hump Day



Matthew MacNish said, 

This sounds like me today. I can't think of anything to blog about.

June 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

Hoping your neurons coagulate soon! And can't wait to hear more about your character studies. Working in an engineering field, they should be doozies! LOL

Happy Wednesday! ☺

June 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Oh, Jules. Sigh! What made you think I was mad at you?

June 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

I think there's somthing in the water. I've noticed a lot of us have been a little...less than focused. Myself included. :)

June 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

Yep, I am listening. Get the important things in the right place first, that would be priorities right? Best of luck with the full time and practice :)

Blasphemous Aesthete

June 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Corine said, 

I'm right there with you... All in good time. ;)

June 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Finding balance to do it all is a challenge for all of us. Prioritizing is an important skill, otherwise everything eventually goes to pot.

June 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Balance is tough. I rebalance every semester because my classes always change. But in a week or two you find it hiding under your chair and you wonder why you didn't think to look there from the first place. :) You can do it my friend! Here's some fairy dust to help you with the heavy stuff *~*~*~*

June 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Now I have finished my poems on my vacation What do I write about, Lappy is tired out I have seen my daughter but no change with my son, deadlock there.
Still I have my memories of a wonderful vacation with the friendliness of your fine people.

June 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Jello shots will set faster.

June 22, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Gail said, 

I'll be right here!

June 22, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Bluestocking said, 

Ugg. It feels like my mind is jello right now too after being away from writing for so long. Hopefully we'll both get it sorted out soon!!

June 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Take it easy and be good to yourself. We will be here when you need us.

June 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
RosieC said, 

First, let me say that I ask the same thing every day: how do people blog, write, work, and have a life with family and friends, especially with tiny kids? I don't think I could do it.

Take care of yourself and do what you need to do. At some point we'll compare notes on some of the crazy bosses (just not publicly online, right? :)

June 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Tracy said, 

Ahhh, it's only temporary; the opportune word! Hang in there and you know what? when you get to it, you get to it...I don't think any of your friends are holding your toes over the fire; only you!

take it easy Jello :)

June 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Tammy said, 

Ah yes, that universe sticks its nose in my life, too. Wishing you nuclear-grade-strength jello like the kind that comes from a hospital--or a school--cafeteria.

June 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Take it easy--we'll be here when you return!

June 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Josh Hoyt said, 

This is so true it has been hard for me as well to keep up with everything and I thought things were going to slow down :)

June 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Tara said, 

I always wonder how full time working people balance so much. And seemingly so much better than I. Maybe it's because they have to be organized to get it together. A skill I lack.

June 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

I hear you as I just got off a similar crazy train. Hang in there my friend and know that you have my support. And I always, always appreciate your comments and support. :)

June 24, 2011 at 1:26 AM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

Lol At least your jello head is from working -- mine is medication. Stay in touch!

June 24, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Paula said, 

Jules and her jello! That is how I feel since I moved across the pond. Mind jello!But I assure you it gets eaten up over time and with the return of confidence! I am a nearly jello-free example by now! I am happy for you having work. Much love. Paula

June 24, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

hope universe is not nasty anymore... i was feeling sad for you and yet i was laughing while reading your post... sorry.. i could not control the inbuilt comedy there.. not many people have that talent.. to convert a situation like this to a light one.. take care ... may there be no more hiccups...

June 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Ella said, 

You will be back to your wiggly jiggly fun self soon hang in there

June 25, 2011 at 1:03 AM  
kobico said, 

I'm glad that you're working again, even if it is part-time, temporary, and you have to cajole your computer into doing what you want. Time does fly, though, doesn't it?

June 26, 2011 at 2:48 AM  

No worries. I just stopped by to say hello. Have a great week!

June 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Siv Maria said, 

Must be that time of year when everyones brain gets a bit fried. You are not alone, that's for sure.

June 26, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

I hear ya, sister. And I, too, wonder how the people with full-time jobs and families do it!

June 26, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Talli Roland said, 

I've been so embroiled in edits lately that I've really been struggling to keep up. I feel your pain!

June 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

I don't think I'd ever had a jello shot.

Balance is nearly impossible. For me, it's all about rotation. What gets priority while something else gets left behind?

For instance, today was supposed to be my big morning to write. But since I put up a new post, and it's a link to an interview, I want to help the other blogger get traffic. So I'm blogging instead of writing.

Oh, and I should check if there are any new jobs.

And my kids are home. I should do something with them, shouldn't I?

I have to ride my bike to the farmer's market to pick up ingredients for dinner tonight.

And wasn't I supposed to exercise more? Was I supposed to start that today?

I'm in big trouble. Any advice? ; )

Good luck!

June 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM  
Jayne said, 

Jules- Oh but the world does implode! I remember that last project I worked on--I felt exactly the same as you. But you've got a healthy attitude--drawing material from you experience--as it should be, and you should do!
Continued luck with it all. You'll find your rhythm, and we'll all be here listening for the beat. ;)

June 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
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