Do You Ever Drive Yourself Just a Little Crazy?

It’s been a stressful week. It’s going to be a stressful weekend, followed by another stressful week. Not that there will not be blessings in all of it, but that’s just what my corner of the world is like right now.

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Button Pushing from Another Angle

So earlier this week, I talked about button pushing of one sort. Last night, I had an experience of someone else button pushing. Grey area guy texted me the following, in a conversation about the dog:

“u r awesome! doubt you need that affirmation, but i needed to say it.”

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I mentioned yesterday that I thought my word for this year was FOCUS! (I didn’t want to yell it in the title because I’ve already gone off at length once today, and didn’t want you to think I was doing it again.) But I also mentioned that I’m working on my goals in 20-minute chunks.

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Inch by Inch

I don’t know why that adage “yard by yard, life is hard, but inch by inch, it’s a cinch!” stuck with me the way it did, but maybe it’s because I’m a yard by yard person by nature. I want to dive in and get it done. It’s more satisfying. Inch by inch is maddening. One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Steven Wright, who compared something to “being nibbled to death by ducks.” I can, at any moment, list for you at least one thing that feels like I’m being nibbled to death by ducks.

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