Monday, January 28, 2008

Locking the barn door...

...after the horse has been stolen: that's what I'm doing now. The morning has flown by in a kind of daze, writing, making calls, writing, making calls.

But at least I'm doing something.

Not sure it will do any good at all, but then I'm not sure it won't.

It's no fun. Painful, in fact. I'm afraid if I survive the next couple of weeks, I'll be swigging Maalox, drinking milk and eating soft, bland foods. Stress messes up your body big-time, Jim.

What makes it worse -- at least for the rest of today -- is that the story I'm writing now is for a client who has treated me shabbily. That makes doing a good job difficult.

I really, really want to quit the desk and go for a walk. It's beautiful here today, cool, crisp and sunny.

Instead, I need to get back to work.

18 comments:

Kim said...

Go for that walk Scrib. Even if it is only for 10 minutes, it will clear your head. Wish it was cold here in Sydney. Is hot and humid. Ugh.

John said...

Stress is a trouble maker.

Anonymous said...

Hang in their Scribbie.

Bub

John said...

Have you locked yourself out of the barn? Where is he?/you?

Anonymous said...

Knock....Knock.... Mr. Scrib, are you there? We are worried about you.

Anonymous said...

When was yer horse stollen Scrib?

emd said...

Hey, what's up, Scrib?

justfly said...

yooohoooo...Did you go on that walk and get lost??!!!
Get back here and update!

joan said...

Helloooooooooooo?

Anonymous said...

Couple of us wondering wha' happened old Scrib.

ao Feb 1 6PM Calif time

Anonymous said...

Scrib-

Many of us are very concerned about you. Throw us a bone, will ya? Just let us know you're still kickin'--- Seriously, old friend, this is unlike you.

Birdie said...

I saw you making a comment in JS yesterday, so I know you got back home (yeh, you can't avoid a JS spy like me heehee)

But as you can tell from the comments, lots of folk are worried about you.... they CARE about you!

{{{hugs}}}

emd said...

I'm glad you posted that, Birdie. I feel better now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Birdie. Don't understand why you're being sly, Scrib. LOTS of people care about you!!

K

justfly said...

Jim, you need to get Scribbs back on here. We miss him.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Scribbie,

WE miss you. Have you flown the coop? Trapped under something heavy? Decided to give up the desk? Praying to the porcelain God from those rotten eggs?

Give a shout out to your friends, Paleeeeezzzzz...... One or two lines would make us all very happy.

DAL said...

Scribbs, we are really worried here. What's going on? I bet there's a ton of PMs at JS.

John said...

It ain't easy being the Scribmeister.
Sincerely
Jim