January 10th, 2016


January 9--What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

workspace ready

I cleaned off my workspace and got it ready for the upcoming semester.That's one important thing I learned this time around in school--have a dedicated place to do your work, and keep it tidy. The rest of the room is a disaster, but this little corner is my safe haven.

I looked through the syllabus for the upcoming classes. I have the same professors as last time, so I know pretty much what to expect from them. I have not been able to generate much enthusiasm for starting up again yet. I kind of wonder why I am doing this.

The other thing I did was wrap up all our wine glasses in newspaper and put them in a box. This is part of "clear out the china cabinet" in anticipation of getting new flooring in a few weeks. I forgot how much stuff is in this thing. It's been sitting in the same spot since I moved in here 16 years ago, and all I've ever done is add stuff.

I'm not looking forward to the disruption of getting new flooring, but am looking forward to having new flooring. Can't wait to see what the cats make of having tile instead of carpeting.
  • Current Music
    Milk Carton Kids--Michigan

January 10--after not winning the lottery

I didn't win the lottery yesterday. I didn't buy a ticket, so I didn't lose anything either. I used to chip in when the ICU bought a bunch of tickets, only because I didn't want to be the only person left after everyone else won and quit. I'll buy a ticket this week because Malida wants to buy a house in Mendocino, and I would hate to disappoint her. While we were walking today, she listed off the things she would do if she won. Among them are to open a rescue for abandoned dogs in Thailand, which I thought was pretty cool.

I have no lottery dreams. I have been blessed with having just enough money to be happy for most of my life, even when I really didn't have much money. As long as I have a place to stay and enough to eat, I am happy, and everything else is just chocolate sauce.


There were big clouds on our walk today. It is supposed to rain later this week, but apparently these big clouds weren't part of that forecast. No rain today, just lovely clouds.

korea bbq

We went for Korea bbq today, which is something we do every few weeks. Malida is always happy when we go. She has a big Korea thing going on--bbq, soap operas, etc.
  • Current Music
    Lord Huron--Time to Run