life

Working on Breadcrumbs

Working on Breadcrumbs

Starting a new job on Monday, which is pretty exciting. Also, figured out a whole bunch of breadcrumb and timeline stuff for the site, starting from a shortcode example I never noticed in the Hugo documents before.

Hoping I finish before I get all distracted on Monday.

How Mom stays creative

How Mom stays creative

NOTO — the North Topeka Arts & Entertainment District — asked several artists a question.

What are you doing to stay creative during the COVID-19 outbreak?

My mom — subliminal message: BUY HER ART — gave the best answer:

Designing my post apocalyptic wardrobe, plotting world domination and baking cookies.
Got Married Yesterday

Got Married Yesterday

Can’t let our dystopian sci-fi setting stop us

Read on…

At last I have a mission statement

At last I have a mission statement

The stress ball lasted four days under my stress load, but the reader board is a Christmas present that will keep on giving.

I got her a card for her birthday

I got her a card for her birthday

A paraphrased conversation:

Me
“What do you want for your birthday?”
She
“Oh, nothing. A card, maybe.”
Me
“I can do that.”

That’s one of her drawings superimposed over one of my drawings.

She loved it.

On moving your life forward

When you metaphorically live life “paycheck to paycheck,” you do just enough each week to maintain your current existence. You take care of the urgent and outstanding tasks the neglect of which would disrupt the status quo, but you never take action on things that would improve and progress your situation.

Even with Taskwarrior to help me tackle my TODO list, I feel the pain of living “paycheck to paycheck”:

I have the numbers to show that I’m getting lots done. Somehow I feel like I’m treading water. There’s always more. Both the great ideas and the big goals grow stale as I address the urgent issues that must be done now.

What is the recommendation to get out of that loop?

All it takes is completing one single to-do — one single task that moves your life forward, even slightly — each week.

Okay, I can do that. Well, sort of. I’m still trying to build some kind of idea what “forward” means for me. However, I can make a point of completing one task a week that’s been pushed aside by the high-priority, immediately-due attention grabbers at the top of task next.

I should be sleeping

I should be sleeping

— but I’m real curious to explore. This is my world the next couple of weeks, sleeping near the red dot on the right, and working by that star to the left: Coffee Meets Bagel headquarters.

Ugh

Ugh

Just getting to the good part of moving — the home office is almost all set up — and now I have to prep for a work trip.

So annoying.