Sunday, August 02, 2015

Move over Square Eyes

I've been staring at a screen for so long it seems that my eyes are going square. Now I'm not saying that I'm actually managing to accomplish anything because it feels like I'm not. But there's a lot of screen time involved and it's not gaming.

Some of this *ahem* screen time has been the current craze for colouring. Okay, I admit it. I've been doing it for years. But until the craze caught on, it's been very difficult to get books suitable for grownup colouring. I'm guessing they will become scarce again when the craze peters out? As crazes often do. Maybe I should stock up...

I confess I'm not as good with it as I might once have been. The pictures are very, very detailed and my eyes aren't what they used to be. But it passes the time and it's a good way to relieve some of the stress.

From study. Too much study going on. I forgot that by asking for the second cluster of my studies to be released I brought forward my completion date. At any rate, I'm now running on a study plan and an extension. Which I do not like. Because study plan.

As well as the study plan, I also need to do my event. It has to be done the same time as the others. This is not going to be easy. Trying to find an event to run is difficult. There are no birthdays, weddings, engagements, christenings, on my immediate horizon so I'm having to source something else. The original plan was a neighbourhood meet and greet but my tutor is very so so about this one. A friend offered me a gaming day to organise but my tutor thinks that is too casual and I would have to formalise it. I'm not sure a bunch of geeks who attend a very casual function will necessarily want to have their day structured and formalised. A friend offered me the possibility of a one day seminar but that's in October and in Melbourne. I like that one. Another friend offered me a fundraiser in September. Which is more along the lines of what I want but she's a bit tardy on replies and the whole getting back to me thing. And I'm not sure she understands that I HAVE TO ORGANISE AND RUN IT, not just help her with it. So I will have to chase her up about it very soon. I don't even have any details yet so I can't even begin to look at that one. So it's all very stressful at present!

And on top of that, I've put my name down to volunteer at a couple of events. One of them is a local event and it looks like I just have to wait to be rostered. The other is much bigger and I have to wait to find out if I'm accepted. I hope I get that. It would be great.

Just as well I don't mind a bit of stress hey. Actually what am I saying? I'm so out of practice dealing with that stress stuff....