Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I have not run since last Friday. I was going to run this morning, but it is late, it is dark, and I need to get ready for work. Conventional wisdom is to take one day off for each mile you run in a race... in that case, I have a few more days to make it 13. I might just take it.

I have had a couple of really excellent days at work. I really love the challenging days. It's interesting to watch the people who don't thrive on crisis and challenges... they are looking a little bit ill. Me? I feel like I have come alive in the last couple of days. I don't do well with boring routine - and that is a problem. But it doesn't seem like a problem at the moment - right now I remember why I love my job.

I want to say that the folks threatened by fire in California are in my prayers. Lash has evacuated, and Aawoken (who is no longer blogging - I miss him!) did not need to evacuate as of yesterday, but that was likely to change at any moment.

"We did not always come closer to wisdom by reason of our virtues; our better understanding is often rooted in the pains of our former follies." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 31


Kathy Lynne said...

I tend to thrive on pressure as well, but eventually I need to unscrew the valve to let out the steam. Used to do that with alcohol and now trying new ways to unleash the lion. I have friends who have also had to evacuate so yes keep them in your prayers. Sure puts things in perspective

dAAve said...

Thanks for the updates on Lash, AAwoken and Bill W.

Scott W said...

Fire is one of the scariest things, to me. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it. Prayers for all those affected.

I do not do pressure or stress well. I used to, but not these days.

Syd said...

Pressure can still make me respond and do well. I wouldn't say that I want it but when it comes along, I do okay with it. I would rather be busy than bored.