Just opened this blog and saw the date on my last post. I knew I was behind, but have been too busy to look at just how long it’s been.
This is not due to having nothing to write about. Puget Sound has been something of a marine news epicenter this month.
A new Orca baby was sighted.
Red tide shut down all shellfishing in the north sound.
Rock fish are the subject of a conservation plan and may be listed as endangered.
And the most earth shaking Sound related news of all – Elliott Bay Book Company may move from Pioneer Square!
“Coping mechanisms help us pretend that the day is long enough to fit everything in.”
So says blogger Margaret Mason in a handy little book called No One Cares What You Had for Lunch. I’ve been pretending really hard that I can work full time and help Tom with his business and write for the Record and keep up on the news and play soccer and blog and clean the first layer of refuse off the floors and counters at least once a week, but my coping mechanisms are not helping quite enough.
Something’s got to give. And realistically, all the things I try to do when I’m this overwhelmed result in less than stellar outcomes.
A deep breath and a walk on the beach are needed post haste.