Monday, March 16, 2009

Sorta Outta Sorts

Captain's Log:  Stardate 31620.09

Even when the ship is running smoothly, the magnitude of busyness in everyday life can feel like an all-encompassing mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before" (and might not want to).

I do try to be bold.

But sometimes I hear Scotty's voice frantically pleading from the engine room of my life, "She's breaking up, Captain!  I don't think I can hold her together much longer!"  

Good 'ole Scotty, ever the optimist.

Being out of town for five days, two weeks of battling the flu, and a seemingly endless barrage of school activities with accompanying demands has sent my ship into a tailspin and drained all energy resources.  It's like being held hostage in the continuous loop of a transporter malfunction.  Not completely here, not completely there, everything sketchy and vague.  

That's the power of over-the-counter drugs.

Thankfully, the tailspin is winding down.  I hear Scotty chuckling proudly from the engine room that he's creatively renewed energy reserves and the ship appears to be zipping boldly through uncharted territory once again.  I could probably even take on a Klingon or two.

That's the power of sleep.

So, after too many weeks away, (I think) I'm back on track.  I want to thank everyone who has continued to check in and say hello in spite of my severe neglect of this space.

And for those who may be wondering...

I can't really account for the Star Trek theme except that during my five days at the ASTE conference my mind was basically bombarded with a plethora of technological ideas and vocabulary that felt more Trekkie than Techie, at times.  

I guess it just seemed to fit.


kristina said...

I am glad you are back. I have been wondering what happened to you.

Jackie said...

So glad you've returned - you're so good at this blogging stuff...I love the Star Trek theme...I can now look at feeling overwhelmed as an adventure! Right? :)

Kimberlee said...

Kristina & Jackie,

Thank you both VERY much for the comments! It felt good to hit "post" again. There doesn't seem to be much chance that things will slow down anytime soon, so I'm hoping that I can keep up from this point on! Thanks for checking in!

Kimberlee said...


Adventure...ha! Yes, let's think of it that way. :)