Do it Quickly

Hello all! Spring is here, attempting to kill me. The mornings are cool, the air is sweet with the scent of wisteria and orange, but underneath that idyllic surface is a layer of orange pollen that has completely clogged my sinuses.

I am taking a sick day today and doing nothing*. Unfortunately after most of a day of nothing I am not feeling better, only less tired than if I’d gone out, so either I need to live in a bubble or this is a cold.

As I sat down with my second cup of tea for the day, I thought I might try a blog post–I haven’t blogged since my State of the Stash post in February. I pulled up my site to see what I’d said, and discovered it is gone.

It’s not that I forgot to publish it–I did, and linked it to my Instagram, and two people liked it. But now it has vanished. That was just a crummy discovery, not because that post was any great contribution to 21st century American literature, but because I worked really hard to compile not just last year’s numbers but also numbers from 2015 and 2016 so I could present a three-year trend.

I have a sneaking suspicion this debacle is the result of a cat on a keyboard and I am very discouraged. A post like that requires Excel files on my computer and a level of mental focus that is hard to maintain with a needy Peanut demanding attention and a neurotic dog barking at every passerby within a mile radius. I’ll contact WordPress support but it’s been over a month so I am not hopeful.

Here’s hoping your Monday is going better than mine.

*nothing (n): three loads of laundry, two loads of dishes, and hand washing everything too large to fit in the Barbie Dream House dishwasher, which is everything larger than a dinner plate

2 responses to “Do it Quickly”

  1. FYI – when I hit the link at the bottom of this post, I can see the prior post: State of the Stash: Final Reckoning for 2017. So, it’s not completely lost. Let me know if I can help in any way. Hope your sinuses are less clogged today!

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