“Stop the Glorification of Busy”
I don’t think there are words to describe just how annoying I find this.
Particularly after a day like today.
Look. I get the whole everyone is busy thing. Trust me. I get it. I am not trying to negate any one else’s packed schedule.
If anything, I am commiserating.
I honestly don’t know what else to call my day most days. They’re full of chores and DRIVING. If I were still in elementary school we would call that busy work. Much like the stacks of homework I nag the kids into doing each night. And, much like the stacks of homework the kids are doing what I’m doing is not particularly exciting. It’s not particularly meaningful (except in the fact that the EPA won’t declare my house a superfund site). It’s not even particularly satisfying.
It’s not what I would elect to do with my time given a perfect world.
It is what it is. It is what I do.
I. AM. BUSY.
It is a fact of life. For everyone.
So excuse the fuck out of me if I respond with “busy” when people ask me what I’ve been doing with myself.
Trust me, it’s far kinder than giving a blow by blow account of the daily comings and goings around Casa Chaos.
If a true accounting is really wanted, I’ll be happy to deliver.
- September 1, 2012:
- September 6, 2012:
- September 17, 2012:
- September 21, 2012:
- September 24, 2012:
- September 27, 2012:
- October 2, 2012:
- October 3, 2012:
- November 16, 2012:
- November 18, 2012:
- January 13, 2013:
- February 10, 2013:
- February 12, 2013:
- February 24, 2013:
- March 19, 2013:
- March 29, 2013:
- March 30, 2013:
- May 3, 2013:
- May 17, 2013:
- June 14, 2013:
- August 16, 2013:
- August 23, 2013:
- November 8, 2013:
- November 22, 2013:
- March, 19, 2014:
- April 4, 2014:
- May 2, 2014:
- May 23, 2014:
- July 18, 2014:
- August 1, 2014:
- November 21, 2014:
- May 1, 2015:
- November 20, 2015:
As many as 50,000 Republicans and 15,000 members of the media are expected to descend on the Tampa Bay area next week, and the uncertainty of predicting the track of a hurricane so many days in advance means that hotels, restaurants and convention goers may not know until this weekend whether to expect sunny skies or an outright deluge.
When it comes to that all-important forecast, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh saw more conspiracy.
“The National Hurricane Center, a government agency, [is] very hopeful that the hurricane gets near Tampa. The National Hurricane Center is Obama. It’s the National Weather Service, part of the Commerce Department, it’s Obama,” Limbaugh said on his program yesterday.
Last weekend the Diva had a soccer tournament up North allowing a small family reunion. One of Diva’s cousins was also playing in the tournament and another cousin (M) who lives in the area was able to come watch some of the games.
M saw me pull out my tatting (wonderful how portable it is!) and asked what I was doing.
First words out of her mouth? “Oh! Have you seen the tatting you can do on the sewing machine?”
This. This is the very reason for my prior diatribe on Faux Tatting. M has never seen anyone tat before last weekend. She had never handled it, had barely even heard of tatting. But somewhere she had seen the faux tatting listed as tatting and assumed that what she was looking at WAS tatting.
It’s not. And this is why those websites selling machine embroidery patterns marked as “tatting” are a problem.