My Goo.gle Reader was about to implode.
Each time I opened it, I winced at seeing over 1000 posts that were unread. I felt obligated to read each and every one. But dang is it hard to find the time to do it with LM climbing and running and poking his finger in the dog's butt.
I know, I know. Admittedly it's silly to feel guilty about not reading people's blogs when they probably have no idea that I'm reading them at all. But it's just is one example of how I feel like I'm falling behind on things. Whether it's a real "must do" or not, getting behind makes me feel uncomfortable and grumpy. The Type A in me wants to get everything done, on time and done well. I'm having to acknowledge that some things will go on the back burner. Some things might get done but not as well as I'd like to do them. And some things, gasp, may never get done. That's where the guilty feeling comes in.
Anyway, I've been wincing and avoiding reading the backed-up blog posts, and that blog monster was getting bigger and bigger.
Yesterday, I accidently hit "mark all as read." Really, it was an accident. I'm sure there's some Freudian theory that it was my subconscious at work. But consciously I didn't mean to make all those posts go away in just one click.
I felt bad for a second. And then, amazingly refreshed.
If only I could hit the erase button with the other must do's. Like tackling the giant accumulation of crap in our basement. Or finishing the stacks of thank-you cards that I have yet to send out. Or sorting through the boxes of stuff I "cleaned" from the car that never seem to get emptied. The list goes on and on.
So, if you are a blogger and I read your blog, and if you have some really big news, and I missed it, I apologize. I'll catch up later.
And if you figure out how I can "accidentally" hit a button that will make all that other stuff go away, let me know about that too.