QOTD: "Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most." - Thucydides
Reading: Laurie Notaro, The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club
Listening to: Fred Small, Everything Possible
Decluttering accomplishments: threw out bags and bags of stuff I don't want to move, but I still have way too much stuff
I'm moving this week. I was going to say more about that, but there's not really anything to say except that it's a pain in the neck, even with movers doing most of the work. I have to pack up things I'm taking with me, which also means packing for my vacation since I'm leaving for Papua New Guinea shortly after moving. That's hardly ideal, but it's how it all worked out.
I haven't really been doing anything worth talking about. I did see Robert last weekend, which was nice but too brief. I can't remember if I mentioned that I called my cousin, Jacques, who lives in D.C. and we have plans to get together after my vacation. I'm also supposed to call a friend of my Dad's, but I haven't gotten around to that. Come to think of it, I've only called one of the people I know in the area. My energy has been so eaten up by trying to get settled in at work that I haven't felt very sociable.
The other area of my life I wanted to update the status of is my life list. I feel like I haven't been doing as much about it as I should, but I have a few updates. I'll be going to the Mount Hagen cultural festival during my trip to Papua New Guinea, for example, so I'm near to checking another item off. I've gotten to a few more major league ballparks, too, putting me a third of the way there. I've donated two afghans to Afghans for Afghans and have four more ready to go. That's not quite a homeless shelter and it still means nearly 38 to go, but it is some progress. It bothers me that I haven't done more, but relocation is a good excuse.
It also bothers me that I'm not being more interesting. I hope to have something exciting to say after driving across the country. And I'm sure that the Papua New Guinea trip will be well worth writing about.
Copyright 2002 Miriam H. Nadel