February 9th, 2018


Interrupted momentum

Oh, man, this week has been tough. We've had so many projects. Usually, if we finish something, that's a fair excuse to stop for the day, especially if it's dinner time, because then we have dinner and only like an hour or two before we start getting ready for bed (sometimes we take extra long at dinner because that's also when we take a break to play Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, and we don't always put it down as quickly as we should). But not this week. This week, if we finished something, that was when it was time to start on the next thing. It's hard, because we have this programmed response of, "Finished! Time for a nice, long break." Only this week, it was like, "Juuust kidding!"

To make matters worse, now that we were at the end of the week, we had momentum interrupters in the form of an orthodontist appointment, and an appointment to help clean the church tonight. Both of those things turned out to go pretty okay and normally wouldn't have been anything to complain about. But they totally sapped our motivation. And! the nature of our current project is such that each phase comes in smaller blocks, so we'd finish one phase and be like, "Okay, done! Right?" Wrong. You have to go on to phase two. But because of all the overwork from the week up until then, paired with the interrupted momentum, our brains had a very strong averse reaction to getting back to work. So we were a liiittle bit loopy.

And in fact, we had to check something for a flashback, and we looked at the original scene, and we were like, "Wow, I'm sure glad we had our heads on straight back then, because we would never have come up with that now." But to be fair, that happens with a lot of flashbacks.

Anyway, that being the case, when we got back from cleaning the church, we chose to write some of the reviews that have been piling up instead of doing our actual job. Hopefully that won't be too much of a detriment to our schedule tomorrow and next week.

Today I'm thankful for our appointments going well, managing to get a not terrible amount of work done despite it all, getting to talk with friends from church, our package from Otaku Mode arriving today, and plans to sleep in tomorrow (hopefully we'll still have time to do other things after that).