Thank you all for the nice comments and kindly wishes last week. I do appreciate it. I’m no closer to finishing that post I alluded to on Friday, and the longer I go without finishing it, the less likely it is to get done. But maybe that’s a good thing, because it was conceived largely in irritation and aggravation and that’s usually not a good thing to showcase here. Or maybe it is.
So, I got two questions from you, and I will answer them. And then I might have a question or two of my own for you. We’ll see. I’m feeling a bit run down today, so I might fall asleep by the time I answer the questions, which is okay, because you’ll probably be sleeping, too.
First up, Sheena-kay Graham asks what a day in my life is like. Is there such a thing as a typical day? During the week I get up around 5:30, have the first of too many coffees, catch up on e-mails, blogs, sports and news. If it’s Monday or Friday, I struggle to get the post finished (and, increasingly, leave it for later). At 6 I wake the Catbird. And again at 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 and 7:00. Somewhere in there I put lunch together. I take the dog and the Catbird to the bus stop (and consider myself lucky that my teenage daughter is okay with me waiting for the bus with her), and then I go to work.
Work is pretty varied. Sometimes, I’m in the office all day. Last week, I spent half a day doing career day for high schoolers. Another day, I was visiting farms trying to convince farmers to recycle the plastic they use for hay bales and the like. On my way home I pick up the Catbird from track, and then it’s home. Sometimes I cook, sometimes my wife cooks. After dinner is when I try to get the bulk of my writing time in now. It feels more exciting when I’m living it than when I’m writing it down!
Jennifer Hillier wants to know what I like to do on a warm and sunny day. I tell you what, Jennifer, when we have one, I’ll let you know! Actually, when it’s warm and sunny, I like to be outside. Doing what? Depends. Loafing. Mowing the lawn. Taking a walk. Birding. All of it. Any of it.
Well, that’s about it. Turns out I really don’t have the energy to do more tonight. Thanks for stopping, thanks for reading, and thanks for not deciding to immediately unfollow!