What did I read today?*
I am listening to;
The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
*issue publishing from app
Where do I want to go next?
I want to go back to Hungary and I want to go back to Ecuador. I want to visit and discover Colombia. I want to go to Nepal and Norway. I’d love to experience joyous festivals in third world countries. I would love to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and the pilgrimage to our lady of Quinche.
I want to walk along rivers and on glorious mountains! I want to visit places I would not normally go.
And I want to show it all to my son.
No, this is not about absinthe… though I am a fan and have a kick-ass story about one Christmas we hosted that started with an absinthe tasting component and ended where I started making up drinks (with names like blairs afternoon delight) and ended up on my bathroom floor. It was epic and has become a family favorite!
The prompt is: Who am I jealous of?
I think that covers it. All really rather innocuous in the grand scheme of life and not any ind of jealousy that I find disruptive… it falls more into the “Geez, wouldn’t it be nice…” category of jealousy than the more gruesome kind.
Today was tough because……
I had a long discussion with my husband about my issues with over-committing to others and less to myself.
I really to need to stop that!
What was the last thing that made me cry?
I am not a cry-er.
Yet, I can cry at the drop of a hat. Usually at commercials or those silly feel-good meme’s or stories so prevalent on social media,
I can’t recall when I last cried for something personal.
Is that weird? I feel like I should have a history of having a good cry….
I had a friend donate money towards a cause I was excited about and that made me cry.
What is the next major purchase I need to make?
What a first world question.
There is nothing I really need to purchase, but there is nothing that I really need. Some money going out in a manner I would consider “well-spent” might be for home improvements.
Was I creative today? How?
I was sick and in bed.
What did I worry about today?
But that theme is getting old!
He has his first sleepover… and since he is quirky and I hope it goes well.
What is my favorite quote?
First of all… I get nervous around quotes.
I personally love them, but people make fun of them and the people who like them. It has happened to me, the being made fun of part. But I say people should draw inspiration from where they can, life can be dreary and heavy and dark and any lightness that some words can prove for that is something good.
Anyways, the one quote that I keep coming back to in my life is:
“These are ancient traditions. It is my duty to preserve them”. I saw it in a movie, I can’t recall which now, though I wrote it down when I saw it. It was said by a Tibetan Monk.
I am one of those people who think that rituals are important to humans, that there is a problem now because it is easy to fake them by involving some cultural mis-appropriation. I think meaningful ones don’t need to go that way. But I think this might be another post.
“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
~ Marlene Dietrich
Where did I spend most of my time today?
I spent it as a testing proctor
running around like a chicken with its head cut off (which is typical of my days)