Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

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To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Melancholy Baby


I was in the shower the other night and a thought popped into my head: it's been so good lately that it's probably time for some bad things to happen. Even though I know that bad times alternate with good times, I hoped that the feeling was wrong.

Nope. The bad things that have happened have, fortunately, been nothing terrible - the car needed to be repaired to the tune of $500 and I had a run-in with a particularly horrible patron this afternoon (didn't want to pay fines because it wasn't their fault - it totally was). The events of the day sort of color the view of the future, too. Now I'm worried about tomorrow. Every Thursday I go to the main branch downtown to work - this is how I get my full 40 hours/week. The problem is, downtown is having trouble with their a/c and when you get a library full of hot hobos, things get icky. It was icky last week and I had to call 911 on a patron for the second time in a month. I just don't want to face another 911 kind of day tomorrow. Bleh.

Oh well.


But I did finish another book. Yay!

Comments

Holly said…
but you look pretty.

*mwah*
But on the upside, we love you and your gorgeous books. :D I hope your day is better than expected, friend.
Heather Eddy said…
I'm getting that Sally Fields-like kind of feeling and want to say: You like me? You really like me?
Rebekah said…
Who knew being a librarian was so wrought with strife?
Tay said…
you just gotta keep looking up. I have to tell you, too, that your newest book is by far my favorite of yours, so beautiful!!
Holly Jane said…
all the hobos in my library are scared on my assistant because she knows their families, so I never get any 911 action. Hobo wrangling was always my favorite, sorry I'm not there to help out anymore. Make M. do it. That is called delegation of duties.
Ann Martin said…
Love your new book design, Heather. I recommend not overthinking things too much, that's when we get into trouble. Not sure if you had a chance to see my blog post about your art, since it was at the height of your move, but you received some lovely feedback. That should cheer you up. :-)

http://allthingspaper-annmartin.blogspot.com/search?q=rhymes+with+magic

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