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01 January 2009 @ 10:24 pm
1/1/09: Why do we need to force ourselves to do the things we want to do?  
Word count: 511 | Since last entry: 511

On a New Year's Day a bit more laid-back than our usual, as Kate's still too sick for parties (though definitely improving), I took care of a number of chores, went for a walk, and attended a brunch (by myself) at the home of a former work colleague. Dinner was take-out Thai. I whacked back the email a bit (and if you've sent me any mail in the last month, my apologies for lack of response). And then, finally, at the very tail end of the day, I stopped procrastinating and sat down and wrote. First words of fiction since October, I think. This is the story I'd wanted to write for the "Federations" anthology, but what with one thing and another (most of which, I must admit, were completely under my control) I didn't even begin it until after the deadline. And I'm not sure where it goes from here. But still, it's another story and it's finally under way.

That's one day in a row. Let's see how long we can keep the streak going.

 
 
 
barbhendee on January 2nd, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

Hi David,

I hope Kate is feeling better. Are you two still struggling with the maze that is "private medical" insurance?

This was one of the most unpleasant suprises that J.C. and I faced when we moved into being self-employed.

I was stunned by how difficult and how expensive it was for us to find any kind of decent health insurance.

If you need to chat, email me.
Kalimackalimac on January 2nd, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Keep going - Will it help if we all wave flags and blow whistles?
e_bournee_bourne on January 2nd, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Alas, only dogs gleefully do the things they should do. Like joyfully exercise. Happily eat what they should eat (although admittedly they will happily eat what they shouldn't eat too, they don't discriminate. Unfortunately I primarily want to eat what I shouldn't, mmmm chocolate).

I wish I could pursue my life in a more dog-like manner. I suspect I would enjoy it more.

Bon chance in all your pursuits. You deserve it.