I’m starting a new book. It is likely to be mostly bullets but writing is writing after all. It is just going to be a simple list of events on each day. Probably won’t make for the most intriguing reading.
Diana slept downstairs last night. The zero-gravity chairs help with the discomfort in her legs.
I got out of bed at 7:30, made my coffee, and set to finishing off the entering of credit card charges into Quicken. While so doing I listened to NPR and heard a report about the benefits of going without alcohol for the month of January. Apparently it is something of a thing. I’d never heard of it before. I’ve only been tempted once to question my choice and that was a quick thought of a glass of cool chardonnay while I was doing some of the credit card work on Friday night. The second thought was that it just doesn’t sound good. It really seems like my stomach has thrown a switch.
That radio program was followed up by the “On Being” broadcast. The fellow had some very poignant thoughts on gratitude. I took a toke and pondered how truly blessed I am.
I applied the dressing to Diana’s leg and shortly thereafter we went to church. We had to take a chair in the back on account of where the pew put pressure on Diana’s leg. It was a guest speaker. He happened to be a former preacher for the church. The sermon was very contemplative.
We went grocery shopping afterwards and bought gas to fill Diana’s car.
Got home, unloaded the bags, and I drove over to my office to check my schedule for tomorrow. I was pleased to see it pretty full.
I thought Diana would have a sandwich made for me when I arrived 20 later but her leg was hurting and her hands were in a bad way from just putting the foodstuffs away. She has a condition where her hands get painfully cold extremely easy. Winter is always a difficult time.
I emptied the dishwasher.
We had sandwiches and then since the temperature was 5 degrees above freezing for the first time since Christmas, I went out to start the Christmas lights removal. I unplugged all the timers. We probably have a thousand feet of extension cords in total. I bundled those up, shoveled a bit of the snow off the back patio. (The dogs have been getting lazy and are not going all the way to the yard to do their business. I can’t say I blame them with as cold as it has been.)
One of the Koi died.