The night has been long, ditto ditto my song

Let's try that again.

The past couple weeks have been kind of a blur. Or a daze. Or a dazed blur.

Last week was rougher than I'd expected. Also more social and busier.

After the difficult day a week ago (thanks again to all the Facebook folks who offered sympathies and such), I spent two days at the annual gathering of tech writers at work, known as Burning Pen. What I attended of it was fun, but I missed most of it because (a) I had a major deadline impending, and (b) laptops aren't allowed.

Friday night I hopped a plane to LA. Stayed with Jay & Holly and my niece. Saturday, had lunch with Jessica & Matt (who sadly won't be nearly so easily accessible soon; makes me wish I had visited them more often while they were this close) and attended a lecture on Greco-Egyptian magic, which was interesting but I kept drifting off, due to not enough sleep the night before.

Had dinner with Jenn & Chris, who fortunately came to J&H's neck of the woods because I probably wouldn't have been awake enough to drive back from their place if we'd met there.

Good to see all of you, of course. And sorry to miss other LA-area folks.

Sunday I helped J&H pick out a new computer; then Gabrielle & Ethan & Phoebe and Gabrielle's mother Penny came over. Which was also very nice. It's not every day that you get to meet your half-sister's mother for the first time.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were even more of a blur, because they've been dedicated almost entirely to finishing preparations for this morning's launch of partial documentation for Chromium OS (the first video on that page is worth watching; a cute little animated introduction). I was temporarily helping out on that project, but it kind of ate my work life; I've done very little on my primary project in the past couple weeks. Really must focus on that now.

Also, Ananda & Sam are visiting. And I'm way way behind on everything magazine-related, including answering some important emails and sending responses to stories and doing some very important and time-sensitive administrative stuff. And I haven't been sleeping well or enough (though as always, I feel silly saying that when I know some of y'all have babies who aren't sleeping through the night). So I'm kind of low on energy and brainpower.

I feel like time's been slipping away fast lately. It's like one of those anxiety nightmares where every time I look up, another couple hours have passed and I haven't gotten anything done. Not sure where all the time is going.

But certainly the parts of it that I've spent with friends and family lately have been worthwhile.

One Response to “The night has been long, ditto ditto my song”

  1. Mary Anne Mohanraj

    Me too. Right now I have a constant sense of falling further and further behind, even though I’m working consistently and being very productive. Argh.


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