January 21, 2016
Good morning to Maria and Louis but also to my readers from the former Soviet Union. I thank you. As far as I can see, you are among the most loyal readers I have ever had. Whenever I see that you visited my blog again I cannot stop thinking of Pushkin, Chekov or Dostoyevsky – three of my favorite authors.
Imagine, this morning I woke up without a voice because it seems that our furnace failed us last night. My daughter’s cat was shivering so bad that she had to be covered with the comforter. My daughter had a sore throat and I could speak only in a whisper and that cost me a day at work as my job is to talk to people all day long.
I tried all remedies I remembered from my grandmother and finally, in the evening, I could speak above a whisper. Hopefully, tomorrow, my voice will be back in force. And also hopefully, the furnace will continue to work during the night as it did during the day.
This is a day when I was very proud of my nationals. I translated two stories in Romanian and put them on the Romanian side of the magazine and, in one day, I saw that one of the stories was read by 82 people and the other by 58.
It seems that Romanians’ affinity to literature has never ceased. They made me proud. Now, I have to work hard and translate the others. All my authors deserve to be read by as many as possible and now I am sure that my people back home will make them justice, so I do have an incentive to work harder on the translations.
Not being able to talk, I had a very peaceful day. If you read between the lines, you understand that it actually means it was a very boring day.
I am a talkative person. I like to communicate and I rarely have days when I prefer solitude and silence. Even Rex was quiet and good as if he had understood I couldn’t admonish him. I think he does a lot of things just to get a reaction out of me and probably today he realized he wouldn’t.
The last few days, I kept telling him that if I was not here or I didn’t wake up and he had to go, he could use the shower as it can be easily cleaned. The result was impressive: now, when he needs to go out, he goes into the shower and whines. When he did it the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes and I couldn’t stop my laughter – not a good educational tool. Now, I know: I do have a smart mutt.
If only had he made peace with the stars and the moon! I think the neighbors are preparing my demise as every night around midnight he starts barking at the stars!
As I didn’t do too much but working on my computer and reading, I took Rex out for longer walks. Again I was surprised to see people leaving with their carts to do their shopping. Considering how many carts are around, I don’t know how Basic Foods is still in business.
Their idea has merit though: take the cart from your front door, go into the shop, fill it with what you need and go home. Maybe it is not very ethical but it is practical, I have to say. Probably that’s why I saw that the number of carts in the condominium increased.
Anyway, I don’t have anything interesting to say tonight. Boring day, as I have already told you!
The only thing that made the day livelier was my neighbor’s attempt to make her children go to school in the morning. It seems a real ordeal every day. Probably that’s why the smell of beer is so strong in that area.
Today, though, I heard her older son telling her that if she didn’t stop pestering him with that going to school, he would tell his teacher she abused him. She stopped trying to cajole them immediately. I wonder: is this a good educational thing?
I let you ponder this question – if you find the time, of course, and I will get back to my translation. I am pretty sure I will be more successful there than I am here.
Tomorrow it will be a new day and I will have a new voice and things will look better, I am sure!
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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