Sunday, June 7, 2015
This Thing Called Work (ttcw) and MeMe Request
Lately, I have been quite excited about writing new posts for my blog and reading as many of yours as possible. I am learning that finding the extra hours can be challenging. I still work full time, and I am not a person who can get along on less than 8 hours of sleep. Of course, I also treasure my time with Sam. Chores, family events, time in my garden, and now Outlander (I am officially hooked) are all vying for the precious little free time in my life. Last week, I was joking with Sam that "this thing called work" was interfering with "this thing we do." He was not really sympathetic.
Before I leave for work, I may print off several posts from all of you. I have been using spare minutes and hastily written Post-It notes to get down ideas or respond to some of you. When I need to use the shuttle bus around the huge complex where I work, I can sometimes get part of a post scribbled out before I reach my destination. There are down times of 10 minutes that occur on certain days. That's been time enough to jot down a comment or ideas for a future post.
The biggest chunk of time I have is very early morning. I am definitely a morning person and Sam is not. It's dark and quiet and it feels good to be alone at that time of day. Brewing a pot of coffee and feeding the dogs come first. After that I am on the computer, getting to know all of you. I do have lovely vanilla friends, but there is something special about writing the posts or sending letters to a few of you that makes me so happy. I think it is feeling that I am part of a community of women like me.
For so many years I never admitted I was different, not even to Sam. Even when we started dd/ttwd, there was just the 2 of us. Now, my writing and yours, too, brings satisfaction, strength, and humor to my life.
BIG REQUEST BEFORE I SIGN OFF:
Would really appreciate someone sending me a good Me-Me. During my Lurker days, I loved reading them. "Oh, she sounds so nice" or "OMG, she's funny." When I google them online, they are just so lame. Even if you can only direct me to some good ones, that would be such a help.
Ella Ever After