Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna

Friday, October 27, 2006

A New Look

Yes, you’re in the right place. I changed the template for my blog. Oh, the wonders of the blogosphere! When I started, tentative as I was, I used a typical Blogger template. But I was advised by those in the know that using a generic template was ever so plebian. So I searched and searched for something that seemed to fit with my Gen Sandwich blog and came across this one by Ravasthi. My dear son installed it for me today and I’m delighted with the template, but even more so because he was willing to do it for me.

I like it because it seems to reflect the multi-tasking life of a Gen Sandwicher. Seems that my days are filled with bouncing from one thing to another, from work to parents to kids to friends to who- knows-what-else. I long for a few hours to concentrate on one thing, but seldom get them. So I’ve learned to multi-task. To overlap. To make a phone call while doing the ironing or emptying the dishwasher. To file papers while sitting on hold. To check email while listening to Mom. It seems that I never get caught up. There are so many important things crying for my attention, and so many mundane tasks that are never complete.

I also like it because it seems lighter. Sometimes the old template seemed dark and drpressing to me. This one suggests that in the midst of the busyness, there is a richness to the tapestry of my life. I suppose I’d get bored if I really did have hours to focus on just one task. Yes, sometimes I feel smooshed, but more often, I’m grateful to God for the opportunity to have such variety and for the good health and ability to do what I do. I’m thankful that, as stressful as it is, I’m able to provide some level of attention to my parents, maintain a good relationship with my son and his wife, and enjoy work that I love. Life is good!

So welcome to my tapestry. Let me know what you think.

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