Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Coming Up For Air

Dusting this place off a little.  Now that my schedule has returned to a semblance of normalcy, I can sit down and get some thoughts together.

The paychecks were nice, but all the overtime had other repercussions.  I missed a couple bill payment deadlines...I neglected a few autumn chores which I'm just getting around to now...I've missed a bunch of meetups.  Being mindful of how the stress manifested in my body was kind of fascinating though.

Today I picked the rugs up from the back patio.  They are soaked, and probably weigh twice as much as normal.  I have one draped over my lawn chair and the other over the T-bar for the clothesline, to assist in drying them out.  Hopefully, they'll be dry enough by tomorrow morning.  Rain is expected around mid-day.

I'll be off to my Uncle's place tomorrow for the big feast.  I'm always in charge of bringing dessert, and this year it's an apple crumb pie and a pumpkin roll.  The pumpkin roll is new, but I think they'll dig it.  I just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and it left a warm feeling of joy in my belly.  I want to get a run in before I leave.  Usually I'm able to do it, I'm just hoping the weather holds up in that window of time I'll have in the morning.

In spite of not being able to take the bus much, I've been continuing to read.  I want to post some reviews of what I've read as well.  I've been rediscovering the satisfaction of reading at home again.  It's meant less time online, but that's not a bad thing.

Looking forward, at last, to a long weekend.  The waves have been rough these last few months, but I'm thankful for all that I have.  I will remember this as I engage in wholesale gluttony tomorrow.

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