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You can always tell, can’t you, when my life gets a little nuts. I disappear from here.

I don’t do it on purpose, you know. It just sorta happens.

I’ve been blowin’ bubbles in the water line lately, tryin’ not to drown in the details of life.

The good news is it hasn’t been all bad. Some of the details are actually quite good.

But when quantity gets out of hand, quality becomes a secondary issue.

The Ever-Present Unknown

You’d think, as much as I’ve had to deal with the Unknown, I’d have made friends with it by now. And for the most part, the Unknown and I are good friends where work and business is concerned. I have to laugh at the reaction I get from some people when I relay how little it really bothers me to not know where my next client or project is coming from. The most common is, “I don’t know how you do it. I couldn’t live like that. No way.”

I’ve determined my ability to be friends with the Unknown is directly proportional to the confidence I feel. When I’m confident (as I have become in my ability to generate business and income out of thin air) the Unknown is a benevolent friend who brings lovely surprises.

On the other hand, when I’m not at all confident (as I am still not where my children – particularly the grown one and almost grown one – and the way they conduct their lives is concerned) the Unknown is a menacing presence on the horizon looking to kick my ass, I’m sure.

I suppose this element of the Unknown will always be part of the picture, and I’m sure I’m not the only mother who shits bricks watching her so-called grown and almost grown children make decisions and choices of the most idiotic sort. Hell, my own mother has enough bricks by now to build a house. But damn…

Busy, Busy, Busy Bee

That’s me. Business is good. Clients are coming out of the woodwork. I’ve gotten a crapload of work on my own business done, too, which is amazing. In fact, any of you bloggers out there are welcome to help yourself to my DIY SEO: Step By Step Instructions on SEO You Can Do Yourself Today series. (That link will give you the reverse-chronological order. If you want it from the beginning to end, it’s listed that way at the bottom of every page at vAssistant Services.) I’ve also finished an e-book called WordPress: What’s In It For Me?. It’s free to my subscribers over there and you’re welcome to that, too.

Football is finally winding down. Neither of our teams made it past the first playoff game, so all that’s left now is to plan and hold the banquet for the players and parents. That’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, so given the holiday in between, the coach and I are going to be high-steppin’ it to get that taken care of this week.

Missin’ My Country Time

One thing that’s making all this a little harder to take is that we haven’t been out to Mom and Dad’s for our wood-choppin’, shit-talkin’ work weekends in for damn ever. Mom’s had cataract surgery on both eyes this fall, and Dad’s had some dental stuff done, and extra people at their house has not been a welcome prospect.

Sucks, too, now that I can fill up my gas tank for less than $25 again. It’s nice to be able to go out there for $12 round trip instead of $30. Cross your fingers for me, won’t you, that they stop their medical field trips for awhile. I need some face time with the chainsaw. I have some issues to work out.