Doing things differently since 1984
It is with great irony that I rise back from the ashes on here only when I am back at work… it seems that “work” offers infinitely greater spare time to write than “staying at home”. I ask that all readers make careful note of this when judging the diligence (i.e. how hard they work) of one vs the other.
Yes, that is right, after writing such an inspirational speech about it, I have moved back into my previous life as an administrative superstar. Finances required it, and, sadly, we all must make whatever life changes are necessary to please the will of the almighty Dollar. I will restrain from complaining about it though, as it actually took an exceeding amount of effort to make happen, and I have great sympathy for those who are seeking jobs but not finding them.
What is interesting is I am now entering a new arena that I have never before played in: that of a dual-income family. Some people seem to be experts here; they both work yet find time to cook, play with the kids outside for a while, bring them in, have baths, and get them to bed at a decent hour, while still being able to wake up and do their hair and makeup in the morning. Let me say I am no expert. I’m still wondering how I’m ever going to do laundry during the week again. My current hope is that it will be a bit like FreeCell or Spider Solitaire, where it looks like an impossible mess until you learn to make sense of it all. Or maybe I’ll just be buying a lot of Red Bull.
On the bright side, I’m back in an environment where I get to listen to music at work. I generally default to “I’ll listen to whatever”, but having the freedom to choose what I really want to listen to has revealed to me that I have a surprisingly old-fashioned taste in music. Suddenly I don’t feel like listening to anything newer than Frank Sinatra, unless it’s instrumental or melts your heart like butter. This isn’t to say I don’t like anything else, but I suppose it furthers my proud lifelong career of being “different”. And yes, I write this at the same time as I am eating salad with a spoon.
Anyway, all this was really just to say, “Hey, I’m back!” As a boring side note, you may have noticed that “abtwixt.com” is gone. If I can actually get myself back into blogging properly, it will probably be back up again within a couple months, but for now please visit me at abtwixt.wordpress.com. 🙂