Keeping an eye on the world going by my window, taking my time.

I haven’t had any of Sonic’s tots, but the tots that we had, with homemade chili and cheese on top of them, were so delicious. I didn’t expect them to be quite that good. Wow. There was no weak tot action in our house.

It’s been an up-and-down kind of week, and suddenly, at the end of the week, I found myself deliberately taking my time with things, as if declaring to the universe, “I have a say in what happens to me.” I have been reading my book just a few pages at a time, not taking big gulps of it, not carrying it everywhere I go. I drove in silence, rather than listening to my radio or iPod. As much as it was possible, I got in bed early. I lingered over lunch rather than hurrying through it. I feel the need to carve out some time for myself and to make it count, so I’ve been living a different sort of life than I usually do.

I feel a strange sort of pride in the fact that I haven’t finished the book I started a few days ago (and, anyway, it’s not the kind of book one should be rushing through, so it’s the perfect book for this week) and that my iPod has been in my purse. I’m in self-preservation mode, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I do this sometimes – my body knows when I’ve been pushing it too hard, even when I don’t.

Yesterday was a nice respite from all of that. I spent the afternoon with Alisa, we got to hang out with Melissa and Emily and their daughters, and I had dinner and saw Derek and Sandra with some of the .net crew. I assume incriminating pictures of Mike will be available soon.

I hadn’t heard Derek’s new album before the concert, and I had heard that the album was best taken as a whole, so I wasn’t sure whether a show with random songs would make any sense at all. Luckily Derek had planned the concert with me in mind, because he took a few requests and then played Mockingbird straight through. Now that I have finally heard it, I did enjoy it, although my impression is that most of the songs generally sounded the same. I do think, too, that some of the “controversy” seems overrated. I had read the lyrics and a lot of interviews, so maybe that made a difference. Or maybe I just generally agree with what he’s saying. hehe.

Anyway, despite being out entirely too late, work today was fine. Tonight’s tots were good, we’ve been watching basketball, and I’m fading fast.

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