I have a credibility issue. I keep telling people that I was born lazy, but no one believes me! I just don’t know what I can do to get people to believe me. And along comes August with its worship theme of PLAY! Now play is something I really work hard at, but can I be lazy about play? Oh well, I’ll just have to muddle forward, pretending to be working hard.
There was a lot of work to be done at the Justice GA in June, and I worked hard as a delegate by attending all of the plenaries, and I worked hard in helping a legal permanent resident complete his application for naturalization. But I also considered the trip to Phoenix to be vacation time, and vacation time means play time. So that means I worked hard and played at the same time. Darn, still can’t get away from my conundrum.
Later this month I will be a delegate to the biennial convention of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. Like GA, the NAPS convention is a working convention. The deliberations can be very intense. In a hotly contested race for national secretary-treasurer only 8 votes separated the two candidates in 2006. There were charges of voting irregularities that rivaled Bush v Gore. That was a time! This year we’re meeting in Reno, so you know that means play time. Once again I am confronted with working hard to be lazy.
Between now and the time you read this column I will spend a few days at my brother’s cabin at Silver Lake in the Sierra. THAT will be pure lazy time. Yea!! Then a week later I will be attending the National Stereoscopic Association convention down in Orange County. More lazy time! But also know that in between I will be right back at UUCB to chair the July Board of Trustees meeting. I can never stray too far before I’m back working hard for you.
What this all means is to find the right balance between work and play. I think, all in all, that I do a pretty decent job of striking that balance. In the meantime, I will be working hard to convince you that I was born lazy.
It’s always a great time to be a UU!
Stephanie Ann Blythe,
President, UUCB Board of Trustees