Thursday, May 03, 2012

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

I don't have time this morning to write anything meaningful.  Today I will need every drop of composure to get through all the volumes of corrections I need to make.  It is particularly frustrating because I used what other people gave me, and now they are sending e-mails (copied to every big shot they could think of) with lists of corrections.  Cool.

But I will just ride the bus to work and sit at my computer and make the corrections.  And sometime before tomorrow at 5:00, I will be done.

One little Excel cell at a time.  One graph at a time.  One Powerpoint slide at a time.

So, I shall get to it!

Imagine if I was drunk.  I would show up (maybe) at work this morning with booze on my breath and a hangover so bad I wouldn't be able to think.  Maybe I would think up some brilliant retaliation on these people.  Maybe I would just say "f--- it" and not do it.  But I don't have to behave that way today.  I get to choose what attitude I bring to work with me.  And when that is difficult (like every other day), I get to ask God to help me.  And he never lets me down.


Mary LA said...

My work as an editor was just that -- correcting and recorrecting and finding others had given me unreliably fact-checked work. I hope this task doesn't take as long as you fear it might.

dAAve said...

A different life.
Recovery is great.

Syd said...

I know that you will have a good day. All will go okay!

Fancy Free said...

I totally relate to both the problem and the solution. I agree with Syd and bet you're having a good day today! If not, 5pm is not too far away- 8 hours work for 8 hours pay.

Chance Campbell said...

Mary, I'm impressed by your blog; it's clear you have a lot of experience in this field. Would you be open to answering some email interview questions regarding alcohol and sobriety? I'm an editor at, and we keep our visitors informed on a wide variety of substances by writing articles, keeping blog, and interviewing folks like you. If you're interested, email me at I'll come up with a list of questions (or we can collaborate) and I'll send them your way. When you get your responses back to us, we'll post the interview on our site. Either way, thanks for creating such an informative resource. ~Chance Campbell

Pammie said...

I was thinking if you were drinking you might have hit "reply to all" and left those people some stupid remarks about their changes. Good grief, can you imagine????