Trash Can Adventures


(Why am I naming days?)

1/10/15, Day 14,530 (Mercena Day 148): Picking Out a Trash Can 

Some days deserve glamorous titles, other days are pretty much about picking up a new trash can. When you have a baby, however, picking out a new trash can is quite an exciting adventure. As it turns out, Forest Hills (well, Rego Park) has some old school mall-age going on, and so we roved from store to store on a surprisingly difficult quest to find the right size trash can for her new cloth diapers (she’s up a size already).

She also had her first baby gymboree class, which she enjoyed, and she showed off her new prowess in rolling over (in just about a week, she went from “I can only do this with supreme effort” to being a roll-over pro). Minus a difficult bedtime (or what we call here in Mercenaville, bedtime), she had a wonderfully active and happy day. I miss her so much during the week!

That night, we managed a surprisingly effective Flux marketing meeting through the powers of Google Hangout and Basecamp. While nothing beats an in-person meeting, I’m gaining a lot of hope for Flux’s future, as the moving away of some of our Creative Partners doesn’t need to spell the end of our collaboration.

So all that felt pretty great…until I fell asleep with so much unfinished work (TCG, Flux, writing, etc) that I found myself today in a kind of low-level panic. I just don’t have enough will-power when I’m tired to push past exhaustion and finish the amount of work I want to complete. Raising a baby is a different kind of energy drain than anything else, and after the adrenaline of the first month or two has past, I still haven’t figured out how to make it all work. I know part of it is the public accountability here, so I’m prioritizing this post in spite of all the pots boiling over…

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 176 out of 228 days (After Earth)
Spanish: 148 out of 228 days
Music: 76 out of 134 days
Yoga: 9 out of 18 days
No alcohol: 8 out of 10 days

What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”


Published by CorinnaSchulenburg

Artist and Activist

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