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cathy


Shut Up

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I am not the kind of person to complain about how busy I am. I tend to not be a complainer. I stew over things, but don't whine about them. Correct me if I'm wrong Mr.C. Consequently it bugs me when other people complain and whine to me about how busy they are. I tend to just settle down and tackle what I can, and don't dwell on what I can't. Perhaps those who went on and on about the myriad things they had to do wouldn't be so overwhelmed if they actually did something productive with all that time they spent whining. This is a particularly female trait, I think, although I really do not like stereotypes.

I am just as busy as the next person. Most people don't know this, because they don't ask and I don't talk about it. They're too busy talking about everything they need to do, to bother asking me how I am doing. I'd probably just say fine, anyway.

Today, I could, and should, make a dozen phone calls, including arrangements for swimming lessons for January, work, publisher, granting agency, work....I have Christmas presents to wrap, and finish making, loads of cleaning to do, a babe to take care of, shopping to get done, there's more snow on the way, so constant updates on that. You get the idea. I'm not whining, just saying. If I get a little bit of all that done I'll be satisified, and carry the rest forward until tomorrow. This is the time of year to slow down. Slooooowwww Dooooowwwwwn. It takes choices. I make mine. Every day. I refuse to let my life slip through my fingers. And in the meantime, shut up. (not you; those I am speaking to do not come round here...).

  1. Blogger christina said:

    I like your attitude!

    And thanks, I'm feeling much better, just a little tired. Back to blogging this evening!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks Christina;
    I have always thought we would be similar types of people. Glad you're feeling better and taking the rest now before Christmas kicks in.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy, Me too! There are some classic whiners around at work and I just want to tell them "Stop telling me about how difficult it is to do, and just go do it!" If you need help, instead of someone to whine to, THEN come see me. Also, both of the people who come to mind first are men :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie!
    Thanks for this because the classic whiners I know are women, but perhaps you;ve just proven that this is not a gender thing. What you describe is exactly what I'm talking about!

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    You are one busy lady, but yet you seem to make time for so much.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    You are so right. What's with the whiners of this world ??? A classic line used amongst people I get together with is "Find a mountain, climb it & get over it." This works for me !!! Everybody is busy in their own way ... just get on with it, I reckon. Take care, don't overdo it, and make sure you have some fun.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Anhoni;
    I am on maternity leave; I have more "free" time right now. I won't come January.

    Meow;
    I like that saying; I will most definitely start using it.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    Cathy, i agree so much. But you know what happens is that the people who always moan about how busy they are usually get the credit for being hardworking, while the rest of us who just shut up, are not considered that productive. You have to make a big deal out of every little thingy you do
    to be appreciated.

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