Friday, October 30, 2009

Everything's amazing

I got to my computer late this morning, ready to get started on a full day of rewrites and editing False Impressions, the latest Stamping Sisters mystery. And then I remembered it was Friday, and I'd forgotten to blog. ACK! I went straight into panic mode. I've got too much to do, no time to do it in, I'll never finish, I'm an idiot.

I took a deep breath and asked myself; How is that a problem? I've been lucky enough to publish my mysteries, lucky enough to write for this blog, luckier still that people are reading this blog. All in all, this is not a bad gig. Beats digging ditches, as somone wise and old in my famiy probably once said.

Right now in the Bay Area, a major bridge has been closed due to structural problems. Not small problems, problems that resulted in damage to three cars and major traffic tieups. Luckily no one was hurt. Now this bridge, any bridge is a engineering wonder feat as far as I'm considered. We tend to forget that. One of the driver's is on TV already complaining that she hasn't been reimbursed for her rental car. It's been 3 days.

Comedian Louis CK gives a little perspective on last year's appearance on Conan. Everything's amazing and no one's happy. If you need a little reminder that our problems are often not as bad as we think, as I did this morning, watch this video.

I'm pretty lucky that my life is amazing. I plan to be happy. Just as soon as I finish this blog post.


Linda O. Johnston said...

I agree that we KillerHobbyists are lucky, Terri. But that doesn't mean we can't feel a little overwhelmed now and then! Getting our concerns into perspective definitely helps.

Anonymous said...

It's too easy to get caught up in the good stuff as problems, isn't it? Let's just give each other a little kick every now & then as reminders!