9.15.2008

brain overload

My brain feels like it's been switched to some higher gear that it can't keep up with.

With Jeremy Hinzman's deportation date only eight days away, it's crunch time for the Campaign. The deadline for my Spinal Network chapter is October 1, so that's crunch time, too. The election - and these infernal polls - here in Canada are weighing heavily on my mind. And too many bits of US election crap are trickling through my defences.

The Red Sox are on the brink of first place in the division - it's baseball crunch time, too - and I can barely focus on it. Usually I'm completely obsessed by now.

Thank goodness that most nights there's a game to absorb my attention. Nothing switches off the rest of my brain and relieves the pressure like watching baseball. I'm also swimming again, now that the hordes of summer-camp kids have left the Y, which is great for stress reduction. And thank goodness for my dogs.

5 comments:

James said...

I know the feeling. We just realized yesterday that we have no unscheduled weekends between Aug 23 and Thanksgiving inclusive...

Amy said...

Boy, do I relate to this....I, too, am feeling overloaded between work and personal stuff (we are trying to buy a new house and sell ours), and usually baseball is my escape this time of year. But between teaching classes at night and crazy weekend stuff, I feel like I haven't been able to watch a whole game in far too long.

But at least the Sox are only one game out of first!

L-girl said...

Oy.

Unlike many people who live in a state of perpetual overload, and court being overly busy all the time, this is not my preference. I like being less scattered and more focused, and I need more down-time for my health. Ah well, October 1 is not far away...

Amy said...

I hate being scattered and stressed. It's one of the (many) reasons I left practicing law. So this fall is just killing me. Work is insane (lots of committee work) on top of everything else. I am not sure how people do this on a regular basis.

John F said...

The Sox may be on the brink of first place, but the Jays are on the brink of getting in a bit of late-season golf. No escape for me there! :-)