January 23, 2016
Good morning to everyone.
It’s been a long day or at least this is how I felt it because I have done lots of things and nothing in particular. It was one of those days when one thing leads to the other and somewhere at the back of your mind there’s the thought saying ‘I’d like to linger for a while, just doing nothing’.
Anyway, the day’s almost gone and it was full of sneezing all over the house as everyone is more or less sick after the adventure with the stubborn furnace that decided to take an unscheduled vacation for one night.
We do hope it was satisfied with that night off and it won’t repeat the experience again. It prompted two visits at the pharmacy already, one yesterday and one today because my daughter didn’t even bother to read the instructions on the bottle that said to take the coughing syrup maximum four times a day and took it six times a day.
The good news is that my voice is back – not entirely, to be honest, but I don’t sound as creepy as yesterday. I only speak like I’ve smoked at least two packets of cigarettes per day for the last ten years or so.
Today it’s been a very intellectual day. Right now, I know a lot about Japan’s history, much more than I expected and I had a lecture about the differences in women’s condition in the medieval times in Japan and Europe.
To be sure my eyes won’t cross because of so much information about customs and social taboos in the two geographic areas, my daughter also sparkled the discussion with a presentation of Einstein’s theory of relativity, which I ended with a very simple conclusion (which does not belong to me but to Einstein, of course): time is relative; someone waiting in front of a closed door at a washroom has the feeling that time flows with difficulty while for the one that has already managed to get in, time flows fast like it’d be a second.
She was so put out by my conclusion that she forgot all the other lectures she’d prepared for me. There is tomorrow though.
I have a pile of work on my desk (figuratively, of course, because actually everything is on my computer – we live in the era of technology and even though I tried hard to cling onto old habits, technology caught up with me).
However, I am a procrastinator and I kept pushing everything off with the promise that in an hour I’d start working. By the evening, I told myself it was weekend after all and if I wanted to keep reading a book, that’s what I should do. And that’s what I did.
Tomorrow, though, I do have to try to get something done. If I keep putting everything off, I will never manage to get through everything I have to do.
I’ll see tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. I am sure the work won’t go away and it will be there when I get to it.
So, till tomorrow, may everything be fine in your life, wherever you are!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
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Sometimes fascinating guests!
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Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
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