Talked to my parents tonight. According to my mother, listening to me describe my family's (very hectic) schedule makes her want to go take a shot of oxygen. To which my response was that my life often makes me want to take a shot of something, but oxygen is not in the top five on the list! Gin, possibly; or wine at the very least. And the good Bombay Sapphire gin at that.
Charles Schulz said it best: "I've developed a new philosophy...I only dread one day at a time." Baby steps: the only way to avoid becoming a raging lunatic. Or an alcoholic. Thinking about a full week all at once is a recipe for disaster.
This reminded me of the whole eating an elephant a bite a time thing. I'm not sure who I thought originated that quotation, but the Web attributes it to a Creighton Abrams. Not recognizing the name, and having a few spare minutes, I looked him up. He's the man for whom the M1 Abrams tank was named: a four-star Army general and two-time DSC winner who died in 1974. Based on his résumé, he could probably have taken on an elephant.
Me, I'll stick with a more conventional dinner. And my gin, of course.