Saturday, May 17, 2008

WhAT iS OnE to dO?

What does one do when one awakens early in the morning faced with the insurmountable task of getting ready to move in a month PLUS the knowledge that there is approximately four + - hours of transcription waiting for one's attention. One might sit with pad and pencil, making a detailed and prioritized list of the things that need to be done while sipping a cup of tea and eating a healthy breakfast. Yes, one might do that. But not THIS one. One might decide to take one's tea to one's desk and begin to pound out the day's work so that one might have the afternoon free to make out the detailed and prioritized list and begin to work on the task at hand, seeing how many items one can check off the list before nightfall. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could compose the list, type a while, work a while, type a while, work a while - managing to put a dent in the transcription AND check a number of things off the list. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could slurp down a cup of tea, throw on some clothes, jump in the car and head for the home of an old friend who is having a yard sale in anticipation of an upcoming move out of state (there is an epidemic of that around here)for just a short visit, a quick look around for old times sake and come home empty handed because one has enough of one's own belongings to pack and doesn't need a single thing more. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one.

Now, when one returns home after a three hour visit with one's old friend, sporting a load of things that one's old friend kept stuffing into one's trunk, one could immediately jump into the tasks at hand. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could make a mental list of everything that needs to be done, stare at the number of dictations in the queue awaiting transcription, sigh in utter frustration, take a long, refreshing shower, watch a little HGTV and then take a nap. Yes, one could do that! And that is EXACTLY what THIS one did!




Adrienne said...

Hi Liz -
Take it one step at a time! Lots of deep breaths, too. Keep us updated on your progress - we're cheering you on.

Sharon said...

Good for you!Sometimes a break is needed like you took!Blessings~Sharon

sister sheri said...

What a riot! Good to know I'm not the only one who would put aside anything for a good yard sale!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your style! It will all work out. After spending the last several months with you, I know you are on top of your game plan...I have a friend in KY that is a medical transcriptionist. She moved from Naples, Fl to KY and is still working for the same company. I am going to email her and see if she has any connections for you...I will let you know

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sounds like a good day to me!


Utah Grammie said...

You do know, that one has the right to do as one pleases once in a while - and I fo rone, am glad to see you did just that. The body knows what it's capable of and what it neds - obvioulsy yours needed to take a little breather - Now, get back to the tasks as hand knowing you are OK and all will work out.
Love the stuff at the yard sale! When I was left to have a yard sale prior to one of our moves, I took the monies earned and went to other people's sales and had all NEW junk by the time hubby came home to pack us up!

Grace said...

Did you switch something? Or maybe I'm feeling backwards with all the nesting issues here....


Centsible Mommy said...


Just visiting to say thanks for welcoming me to the blogosphere and adding my link to your blogroll. I going to add u to mine as well. If that's okay, of course.

I am a Kentucky gal myself, by way of Chicago. About 8 years ago or so my husband and I relocated to KY. It took some adjusting, especially being coming from a large city to a very rural area. For the most part, I have adjusted, but miss the food from Chicago, but all in all KY is beautiful and I love it! I am sure you will too. Good luck with the relocation!

Centsible Mommy


Oh what a fun day you had!!!
And all of the rest will fall into place.. literally maybe!!!
Glad to be back.. I had to hurry to get here before you leave!!!:((
Looking forward to our junque weekend!!!

Kathy said...

Your blog is so refreshing! You are so funny that if you can't find another transcription job, I know you can find one as a Christian comedian. Thanks for brightening my day!

Pen Pen said...

Okay.... you did the right thing! hee hee Look at all those treasures you got... not to mention the time with your friend. Moving is very overwhelming. Hope things fall into place and go well for you.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa