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How busy has my schedule become?  For the first time in ages I missed a self-imposed deadline on my blog page.  It felt very weird.

For years I have been keeping up a rigorous schedule of writing.  It has been fun.  No, that is too general.  It has been absolutely exhilarating!
The satisfaction of putting life into words has been off the charts for me.  It has given me a new appreciation for the life that I am graced to live.  Each day is an adventure, an opportunity, an expectation and a feverish delight to have experienced.
I was born an optimist.  Joy is a common goal with each new day.  Overcoming and making a difference are daily ingredients to invest in the mix of a great job, a loving family and loyal friends.
There is always plenty of material to guide my daily blog.  Often it is a matter of what to choose more than searching for an inspiration.  Over the years the blogging world has given me the avenue to express my creative musings for any who are interested in reading them.
By the way, thank you, readers.  You have honored me with your time.  If a word here or there has given you a reprieve with any life challenges, painful trials or regrettable nasty people then, I am very pleased.
For some reason my life has hit a confluence of obligations and activity that has surpassed any such moment in the last 7 years since starting to write these missives.  I missed yesterday’s blog!  I felt it.  It nearly stressed me to consider that I would miss my deadline.
Sad is not a sufficient term to describe how I felt.  Nevertheless, I was doing my business with care.  Time just did not allow creative time on the keyboard.
There will be more days like this one.  My calendar is packed during certain intersections of appointments and obligations.  Instead of worrying, I just look that much more forward to joining my world of blogging that much more the next time that I can use the keyboard to turn my thoughts into digitized word on a screen.  Thanks for joining me on this pilgrimage through life.

Like most guys, I pride myself in an ability to multi-task.  Of course I do that pride thing quietly.  Except for my wife of course; I tell her.  She is quite entertained by my bragging that usually goes before a fall.

During my transition from California to Texas I divide my time easily.  Today I was up at 5AM taking care of Texas stuff.  It was plenty of time before I had to get ready to get to my San Francisco office before 8AM.

For some reason, however, multi-tasking gets some of my wires crossed.  Synapses seem to be firing but just a bit out-of-order.  There were a couple of times where I just couldn’t handle the overload.

Yvonne left for her work.  We usually leave together.  This morning I was behind on my best laid plans.  It was time to buck up and “git ‘er done!”   

Instead of letting several failed attempts at a project for Texas get me down, I forced myself to make several choices.  Once I had those efforts completed I sent in my project.  It was done.

Now, the clock was ticking and it was time to shift back to California.  Thinking through my day I gathered all of the items that I needed to make it a productive day in SF.  Our staff was going to meet, I had projects to complete, phone calls to make and several keys items to plan.

At last I was ready to head into the office.  I grabbed my keys, phone and wallet.  Then, I leaned down to grasp my backpack filled with a day’s work. 

Next, I trotted out the garage door and skipped toward the opening as the sunshine flooded our vehicle bay.  That’s when I realized that my multi-tasking was missing a beat.  I froze in my tracks and shook my head at myself with great disappointment.

Sheepishly I turned back to the house.  I dropped my backpack by the door.  There was a pause as I stared at my feet.

I was still wearin’ my house slippers.  Maybe I was going to a PJ party.  Is there a sleep over in my schedule?  If I just threw a toothbrush into my backpack I’d be all set. 

It was a good laugh.  Time to slow down and let my brain catch up with my schedule.  I chuckled all the way to my office.

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