I have been metaphorically chained to my computer, trying to get my books up to date and budget for next year. Since I had declined to engage in this sort of activity for... umm, several months, it was an all-day chore. And I'm still not done.
However, I have turned the bookkeeping corner. [BTW, did you know "bookkeeping" is the only word with a "triple-double"?]
Forecasting 2010 is proving a challenge. I'm not normally too pessimistic, but bad results this year have probably spooked me. I also think listening to the Cargill market experts several times, has encouraged me to take the profits I can when I can. Maybe I've reached the point where I begrudge less the guys who can hold and sell at extreme market tops.
I just want to sleep well and show up next spring.
Update: a loyal viewer sent his helpful reassurance my desk demonstrates an ordered mind.