I Am Not a Circus Performer

I refuse to juggle anymore. It’s been one thing after another again lately. I dealt with the crowds of people all last week. I kind of thought I had it together there. I thought wrong. The shit continues to hit the fan. Most of the time it’s either not my shit, or not my fan.

Between injuries, school exams that aren’t happening, job applications, and nasty phone calls in the middle of job interviews (note to self: next bridge crossed, pitch cell phone into river.), I have decided to shut down and deal with things one at a time from now on. I don’t care how important so-and-so thinks the next emergency is, it will wait its turn or it will disappear without being dealt with at all.

Doctor Visit
Guess where we went…?

Bad Knee
For the road rash…

Bad Arm
And the sprained wrist…

Yeah. We got lucky though. We actually have a family doctor, while others have been on waiting lists for five or more years. I estimate that we saved up to four hours of sitting in the emergency room because Dr. Who snuck us in to the office at the end of his day and ordered up x-rays before sending us off to the germy hive that passes for a hospital here.

The wait (3+ hours) was still excruciating for the poor kid, though, and I believe she will think twice next time, before jumping off the back of another kid’s bicycle pegs. In the dark. While still in motion.

It’s not all bad, mind you. As far as the J.O.B. hunt goes, I’ve landed an interview for one of the temp positions that I really want, and have had an interview for one of the positions that I’d rather not take, but will if I must, as opposed to starve. On the web development front, I’ve done the work for my freelance job, and only have clean-up left to do – just waiting on the info to finish. And, ummmm, the cash. And, joy of all joys, I have another freelance web design/development contract in the works! Enough of these one after another, and I could continue to work pants-less on an ongoing basis.

I finally wrote an exam I’d been putting off (82%). I’ve scheduled my last two exams, which I have yet to crack a book for, for tomorrow, and I refuse to be nervous about either of them, mainly because I really no longer care.

I’ve also been playing with the camera. What say ye to this…?

Taken September 19, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550

So, I’m managing… barely. Between people nearly being arrested and/or killed (Arrested?! Yup – I’ll tell that story eventually), I think I’m doing alright. But, still….

Life is Tough
Life is tough for all of us at the moment…

Random Song for the Day: “Money Worries” – Bedouin Soundclash

Posted in Kyla Becker, Little Bits of Stupid, Photography | 7 Comments

7 Responses to I Am Not a Circus Performer

  1. Mushy says:

    This too shall pass.

    For someone like you, things just have to get better.

    Les Says: My biggest problem seems to be slipping back into the mentality that I have to panic about everything; and that the little things are just as important as the big things… and forgetting that this is MY life. *I* get to choose which are the important things. Once I get back into that frame of mind, everything immediately gets better. I like to think that eventually, this will become second nature.

  2. Suzi says:

    Something you’ll never hear Les say: “I’m bored.” In that one post, you’ve offered teasers for at least five more. Hope Kyla’s healing well, and that you catch a break soon!

    Les Says: LOL! Hey, I’m catching *multiple* breaks left, right and center around here! I just have to learn to tell the difference between the opportunities and the time-wasters that are masked as opportunities. I’m getting there… 🙂

    Bored?! Never happens.

  3. Ouch – hope the injuries have healed. And I’m sure the lesson has been learned, too. Nice tomato shot.

    But here’s a thought – try it again. Same spot. Same time of day. And this time frame it so that you get the whole shadow in. Tell me what you think ….

    Les Says: That shadow has come back to haunt me. I knew it would… once I noticed it after uploading the photos to the computer. Unfortunately, the tomato belonged to Ruby, and has since been eaten. I will most certainly be more alert to this kind of thing next time, though.

  4. Denise says:

    oy. bad boo-boos, almost arrested (?), job hunting, school and troubling tomatoes…makes my life seem b-o-r-i-n-g….

    Les Says: Ha! I read your life, remember? Mine’s pretty tame, really. And honest, that near-arrest? Not me. I swear.

  5. carol says:

    Hey, is it just me, or have you re-vamped your site? I like it. Ah, life is full of unexpected turns, isn’t it – some good, some less so. Glad the job front looks to be opening up for you hon, you deserve it. Poor kyla, give her a hug from me. Great pic’s, by the way, you have the eye for a shot!

    Les Says: Yeah, I got sick of the blah white… Ky says thanks for the hug and sends kisses (you only get half of them, though; I’m keeping some for myself).

    Photography-wise, my “eye” seems accidental, most times. I don’t think I take it seriously enough.

  6. wallybanners says:

    Lucky you Wish I had kids 🙂

    Les Says: Really? I’ll trade her for a 25′ Airstream trailer…

  7. BeckEye says:

    God, is EVERYONE looking for a job now? Nothing sucks worse than job hunting. It’s like twice the work of a real job with no pay.

    Les Says: You got me there. Not a fun pastime.

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