• Sigrid Ellis

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    Sigrid Ellis is co-editor of the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords and Chicks Dig Comics anthologies. She edits the best-selling Pretty Deadly from Image Comics. She is the flash-fiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction, from Lightspeed Press. She edited the Hugo-nominated Apex Magazine for 2014. She lives with her partner, their two homeschooled children, her partner’s boyfriend, and a host of vertebrate and invertebrate pets in Saint Paul, MN.
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Adulting successes

This has been a really nice week!

Part of that is that K did not have circus classes in the evenings — spring break — so I did not have to drive to get her at 9:15 at night. Another part is that M had a spring break camp at the science museum, learning beginning programming, so he was happy with school all week. But a big part of it for me was successful adulting.

I used to think that the part of getting complicated adult tasks done that stressed me out was DOING them. These days I know that the stressful part is WORRYING about doing them. So if I just *do the thing*, then I stop worrying about it. And, voila! Happiness and success.

So I cleaned off the kids’ craft shelf with K, I got out the rain barrel, I filed our taxes for 2015, I turned in my FAA physical paperwork at work, I turned in my jury duty paperwork at work, I cleaned off the dining room table, I did my PT every day, I cooked a bunch of things, I sent complicated emails — lots of things.

And now I feel pretty good.

The only hitches are that I have an unpleasant letter from the IRS about 2014’s taxes — we misfiled, we owe Many Dollars — and I am … stuck, somehow, on making this sweater pattern.

I’m not sure WHAT is making me stuck. I just, I keep avoiding even LOOKING at the stuff to make the pattern. So, what’s the block? Do I think the project is too big? Do I not know what to do next and don’t know who to ask? I don’t know WHAT the problem is, so I don’t know how to solve it. I’m going to take all the project stuff with me to work today, and see if I can just go through what I’ve got, step by step, and find the part I’m stuck on. Then maybe I can start up again on writing the pattern, and then FINALLY start on knitting the thing.

But, overall, things are good! Onwards to my work-week. Hup hup hup!




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