Work stress

After 10 consecutive days of cooking dinner, I didn’t cook tonight.  I didn’t even eat tonight.  I screwed up.  I had a teriyaki stir fry on the menu, which requires chicken, and we don’t have anymore chicken!  Kelly got away with leftovers, but I just skipped dinner.  I was busy working on a CSS style sheet for a new site design.

Another ridiculously busy day–one of those days that flies by because I’m so focused on my work.  The world around me fades away.  I didn’t even break for lunch today, but sucked down my sandwich during a meeting.  This type of work is mentally draining and I’ve been coming home and avoiding both reading and writing.  I want to do both, but I can’t get the focus I need.

I felt the baby kicking again last night, which always makes me feel better.  Kelly has been working on a wedding photo album and she’s done a terrific job.  Kelly and the baby are my happy thoughts during these hectic days.

NEW SCIENTIST arrived in the mail and I am once again 2 weeks behind.  Plus I’m still an issue behind on SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.

Another draining day is in the works for tomorrow.  Mentally, I’m not planning on getting up at 4 am, but we’ll see how things go. 

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.