Saturday, December 26, 2009

Of weather vanes...and your vanities

Well if I thought for a second things would slow down after I arrived here, I was SADLY mistaken. Not that I mind being busy, but sometimes, life throws you for more curves than seems possible. Fortunately these were not insurmountable.

Mine have taken a few different forms.

The first few months were such a wild ride, and while at the time it seemed like everything was coming down around my ears, now it still seems crazy, but tolerable. The past always rears its head in unusual ways, and while once upon a time, someone said to me that you are not that person anymore, be that as it may, that person helped shape the one standing today. No matter how much I try to shove it into pine box, and hammer the nails in, it always seems to come out in the most odd moments. Whispers in the hallways and stolen moments in broom closets. This is who and what you are, as it so happens.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Anyway, I'm standing on the cusp of the season almost being over. I'm relieved for sure. I have also asked to leave very early this season, so I can take a trip over to Iceland. I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing for work this off season, but I'm guessing it will all work out the way it should. Sometimes I have to let go. Give control over to the divine influence (more like the voices in my head), and let them do the negotiating. Let them do the driving.

My sweater puppies drive a lot.

Work is interesting. I have really enjoyed my co-workers on an Epic scale. At times I have not enjoyed the stress, and I certainly do not enjoy it when my pager goes off, and it has nothing to do with a booty call. But overall, it really is not bad, and will keep the doors of opportunity opening, provided I keep my temper in check. This season is was a test for sure.

Well, Happy New Year to the masses, and as always I'm hoping for peace on earth and lobster tails for everyone.