I Am Not a Circus Performer

Posted by Les Becker on September 27, 2007 in Kyla Becker, Little Bits of Stupid, Photography |

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…

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