Yesterday I apparently waited until the worst possible time of day to go out and run a couple of errands. The main reason for going out in a minor monsoon was to purchase a birthday card for my mother, whose birthday is next week. It’s not like I’d forgotten about buying her a card, she’d never hear of that, it’s that in January I didn’t see any cards I liked and you know, time passes… Given how long it took my brother’s Christmas card to be delivered I hope that I’ve not waited too long!
It seems as if the minor monsoon through which I waded was the head of a cold front, which has brought significantly colder weather to the Southeast. It will be colder today in Atlanta than it will be in my brother’s city of New York! If not for the fact that I need to romp up to the post office today to mail the card purchased yesterday, and now I recall using the last of my postage stamps around Christmas so I suppose I’ll be buying more of them as well, I’d not leave the comfort of home. Fortunately I possess proper clothing (I’ll recite what I believe to be a false German saying “Gibt es kein schlechtes Wetter, nur schlechte Kleidung.” — “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing” 😀) so I will bundle up this afternoon to make the journey. I will also attempt to fight the urge to pick up litter along the way. 😉
I keep looking at purchasing a new MacBook Air (I know I whine about spending money, but this really is a justifiable expense given my profession). I really wish that I was able to pick up a purchase at an Apple Store, like in the Before Times, rather than trust delivery of it to the ITP Estate.
Other than a trip to the post office, today will be spent working, and, if I can get my shit together, studying German tonight. I wanted to do some work in the basement tonight, but this work will create quite the literal dust up so I’d like to wait until I can turn off the central HVAC, open the back door, and suck out some of the dust I’ll be stirring up instead of distributing it around the house.
Hope you are remaining well, staying happy, and have the proper clothing for whatever occasion you find yourself in today. Barb, I guess that means a bathing suit for you and Allan today. 😂
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 185.6 pounds (-1.0 from last week’s weigh-in); unexpected, especially since I’ve not properly exercised this past week for obvious reasons.