Thursday, March 25, 2010

Channeling Jackie

When I was a little girl, one of my Girl Scout leaders warned me about wishing my life away, day dreaming about the future so much and so often that I don't enjoy today.

Good advice, for sure, unless you really wouldn't be enjoying today anyway

Today was a rough, rough day at work. I am sad about my uncle. My best friend is incommunicado, luxuriating in the 79ยบ warmth of this Acapulco night (I checked).

I am weary in mind and spirit. Yet it's 4:15 AM and I can't sleep. I just wish I could sleep -- and sleep non-stop for the next 11 days. Then I could wake up and find myself heading to Colonial Williamsburg and monitoring how the Cubs are doing on their first game of the season.

But tomorrow I have to go back to the office and be professional, even as though around me aren't.

So tomorrow I'll spend the day asking myself, "What would Jackie do?"And I know the answer. JBKO would just put on her sunglasses and keep going.


  1. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is put one foot in front of the other and carry on. I hope today is an improvement.

    Btw...tagged you to participate in Hershey's Better Basket:

    Official site here:

    Maybe you can cheer someone else up today!

  2. Just keep walking in a straight line. It'll help.

    When I was younger I used to wish I had a fast forward button when I was looking forward to a trip or some special event.

    Come to think of it, still wish I had a button like that.


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