January 19, 2016
Hello, there, wherever you are and whoever you are. And hello Maria and Louis as I know you’ll be reading this, only if not to have me ask you if you have.
It’s been a long day, not because I had too much to do – it seems that there is always a bit of idle time as I am a lazy person and I like to snatch a moment or two for my own comfort.
I always find time to read a book or to take a walk literally or figuratively – daydreaming is my favorite pastime.
Today, I can say I’ve done everything and I’ve found things to do only not to do what I was supposed to. It’s been a long day because it started at 7 am and hasn’t ended yet and I’m nearing midnight.
As I proposed myself to translate at least another story for the Romanian part of the magazine – thing that I kept postponing for the last week, I think my day will continue well after midnight.
I am aware it is never good to procrastinate but I always do that. I remember when I was working full time as a free-lance translator and I was working especially for companies that had to submit documents for tenders, my secretary used to tell the clients to give me a closer deadline than the real one – huh, she didn’t know I caught on that, but I did! It was clear that she was doing something behind my back – with good intentions I must admit but the result was the same. I would always wait till the last minute and then took an all-nighter to finish all. There have never been complaints, so I pulled it off, I’d say.
Anyway, I received a few complaints concerning my blog. Actually, my mum complains every day because the blog is in English and she doesn’t read too much in English but I find it too difficult and less proactive to write it in English and Romanian the same time.
One friend told me to ease off the weather thing – but really, weather represents a huge thing in my life. Thinking to take Rex out when it is freezing cold and knowing that after a little while I have to run back with him in my arms – he is small but anyway he weighs a bit, it is not a pleasant thought. The same friend told me my blogs are too long. Maybe, yes, but I find myself rambling one thing after another: and two or three pages add.
Another friend told me that Rex has become a bit of an annoying character. My poor little mutt! Well, most of my time I spend with him, especially if I work at home, and he entertains me a lot. Especially with his little quirks – by the way, for a moment there today I thought he overcame his fear of stairs. I went upstairs and left him downstairs. I went only to bring something down but he didn’t have the patience to wait and came after me. However, it was only one-time thing. He refused stubbornly to climb up the stairs afterwards. I had to carry him.
Another friend complained about the constant presence of TTC in my lines. Well, TTC is a very important side of my life. A trip to work might take me an hour – although once I had a trip of 2 hours and a half curtesy to TTC. Therefore, TTC must be part of my daily dealings if I go out.
Today, I didn’t travel, the weather was cold and Rex was funny and stubborn as usual. He made peace with the moon and the stars for the moment but who knows tomorrow night or when we go out on the balcony next time.
I got a few good pieces to read through the submission process at my magazine and I am really delighted the respective authors submitted them.
I drank more coffee than you could imagine – just because I could and I wanted to, and now I am quite wired I must say. However, I am sure I could sleep if I were to go to bed. But I have to finish my ramblings here and a translation afterwards and I simply have to finish the novella I started to read earlier today.
There will be tomorrow to chat with you more. See you soon!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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