I don't like to blog about my work, but suffice it to say that I am feeling like a Regular Joe, thrown into a job for Superman lately. I am not without some skills but the things I'm facing seem to require superpowers and I'm feeling extremely inadequate trying to make do. It's hard and it's draining and I find myself wishing desperately for something to give.
On a happier note, the "no screens from 8-4" rule has been upheld for 2 days so far. I truly think, if we stick to our guns (and by "we", I mean Sean, since he's the one at home with the kids), the habit will be formed and everyone will be happier. I am particularly thrilled that Sean has also followed the rule and the family room TV remains off as well. I am very encouraged with the summer vacation routine so far.
I am not really up to speed on social networking. I do have Facebook - for personal contacts, but no link to my blog there - and have both a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account. I rarely post anything on Twitter, though I am amused by following certain celebs and what they write about and do follow a few bloggers too, and I never do anything with LinkedIn. Does anyone know what LinkedIn is even for? As best I can tell, other than listing your name and basic bio information, anything else costs money. Why in the world would anyone pay for LinkedIn?
I spent a lot of time thinking about folks with struggles on my walk with the dog this morning. I'm sure I don't even remember everyone I've read about in the last couple weeks that has some new stuff going on in their life, but I used my 20 minutes to send up some thoughts and caring to them as I walked. And I came away with my usual reactions - appreciating just how lucky I am.
And now it's time to put on my Superman suit and head to work, to beat my head against a wall for what I hope is a short, default hearing. Lucky for me today, once it is over, I get to leave for the day since Sean has some appointments out of town.