If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
— Tennessee Williams
Today did not go as planned, though it’s 8pm and the night is young. My day started off super late. I crawled out of bed this afternoon – probably due to actually going to bed after 5am. I’m one of those unfortunate folks who has this tendency to be pessimistic and see everything in black or white. By that I mean that once something goes wrong with my day, I feel as though I have to wait for a new one to come along in order to make anything of it. This is highly stupid. I don’t recommend it. I need some cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome that.
Meanwhile it was quite a lazy day. I worked on the new bedroom a bit, crossed off #46, spent quite a bit of time adding new books to my wish list at PaperBackSwap.com, finished decorating my Carnival tree (pics soon), watched some HBO, ate the obligatory black eyed peas, and took a bath. It’s pretty pathetic, and not the way I expected today to go. How am I supposed to get this list accomplished with days like this? Hopefully they’ll be few and few between. I’m labeling this hot mess as vacation causality. I’m also fighting off a nasty sinus infection. I go back to work on Wednesday. Thank Buddha.
You’ll notice that a few numbers increased over there (pointing to the top of the list on the righthand side of the page). Yesterday afternoon I went to Barnes & Noble and picked up a few items. One of them was a book I’ve been meaning to read: Night by Elie Wiesel. I was fortunate to meet him this past fall, and admittedly, I was probably the only person on the planet who had not heard his name. It’s quite embarassing. Last night after posting here, I read Night from cover to cover. It was short, but quite captivating. This autobiographical sketch narrates the tale of his experiences in concentration camps as a teenage Jew. Of course reading this explains why I had so much trouble falling asleep last night…
I have much to do this evening on the computer and around the house.
Afterthought: I’m considering purchasing P90x, but maybe I should wait until I get a bit more fit first?
Today’s Food Diary:
- Breakfast: coffee (w/ creamer)
- Lunch: leftover l’il smokies in bbq sauce, shrimp cocktail, water
- Dinner: black eyed peas & hot smoked sausage, coke
- Snacks: tbd
- I need to drink more water and add some veggies. Too much processed meat today. No exercise. Will try to do some before bed. Partner took the dogs on a nice walk. Need to trim my hair & get my nails done- maybe I’ll feel better about myself. Objects in motion stay in motion.