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April 10, 2016

A Price

Sunday. Rain last night, rain this morning. Not a lot, but enough to get wet if you decide to go outside. Asleep not long after ten to awaken at just after six, getting the head and the papers together to drive first to the Lakeshore ATM and then to breakfast. Home now before nine.

The general attitude varies in the mornings, this morning I'm having a not unusual set of thoughts about making a change in the habits, putting aside the journal and doing something different with one of the other web sites, written or photo. Everything's been on “paddle in place” for too long, now, getting things done at all more important than getting them well enough to provide some level of satisfaction.

And then this upbeat morning mood changes and you're back to your usual plodding along place.

Indeed. And I have no doubt that will happen again, right here, in about an hour. Or two. But let's see. We're spinning our wheels. We'll let them spin and watch and who knows, maybe we'll surprise ourself.


Later. The sinuses, pretty much quiescent since I got up, continue to behave, the energy continues unabated and the rain is tapering off. A walk out the door earlier to get as far as the corner, but then turned around and walked back to the apartment. No place I wanted to go, it was still grey and overcast, although not raining, and I decided to crap out. That and the tablet have pretty much filled the afternoon.

So much for turning over new leaves and taking on new subjects.

A couple of things were done around the apartment today that have needed being taken care of since I can remember, but we'll see. Maybe some movement in these coming days. More likely just more babble on a more upbeat day. Won't argue against a upbeat day.

Evening. Watched one of the old last season's Elementary episodes at six, followed by two of the current season's new ones at nine and I'm tired. Sleepy tired. We'll see if we can sleep in a little later tomorrow and thereby skip having to pay a price.

The photo up top was taken at the 2015 Saint Stupid's Day Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.