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Pausing. [Dec. 16th, 2011|01:12 pm]
I have a ball of rage on my shoulder. It's got a coursing lead on, which if you know anything about greyhounds or coursing dogs, means that as long as I've got a grip on it, it's secure. But release your grip and the hound is set free. Although the ball of rage more resembles a cartoon cat in full out frenzy, with scribbled lines implying fuzzed out fur, claws and teeth. But since it can sit on my shoulder like a parrot, clearly there's some Harpy in its lineage.

(And it's just a snarl of Stress running into a giant ball of Stupid and some of the stupid is even mine. Seriously...why did it take me three days of agonizing over the numbers before it was evident that the base formula was...WRONG. ExpletiveNut.)

Anyway, I'm not looking for consolation. Just bear witness:

Tonight I will put lights on the tree. And listen to Christmas music. And have a lovely bottle of wine. I will brush all of the cats and put on fresh toenail polish. (Note to self: do that BEFORE the bottle of wine reaches halfway.) I will make a shopping list for the baking I'll do this weekend. I will go to bed early and will not think for one second about the Christmas gifts that need to be bought, the contracts that need to be finished, whether or not I will get called to Jury Duty this week or next, or ten thousand other nagging details, obligations or concerns.

My dance card is full tonight, World: tree, lights, music, grapes, cat fur, cookie thoughts and snoring. You will have to wait until tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2011-12-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
i would also brush the cats before putting on toenail polish.

i sincerely hope you have some stress-free time coming to you.

Edited at 2011-12-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
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