Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 1169

The Winter winds subsided as the day progressed and by mid-afternoon it was warm again. As the weather improved, so did my mood. I continued to make good progress on my new writing assignment. The roof is drying out again. I've even lost a couple of pounds as a result of my new diet.

The challenge will be to stay engaged in the months ahead. I get bored easily. Watches hold little interest anymore. My carefully collected watch repair tools are all gathering dust on the workbench. I know I should be practicing the guitar more. I do enjoy playing, but this always used to be a group activity with the band. Playing rock and roll in an empty house to an audience of dogs is kind of weird. Yes, I could always read a book. I used to read a new book each and every week. I love books. I wonder why I don't have the urge to read anymore.

Photography is still fun, but I need to expand my horizons. I've started to notice that I've already photographed almost every single interesting object along the path where I walk the dogs every day. My small world has been very well documented. This month, the White Pelicans are getting ready to head north for the Summer. In previous years, I would be setting up a tripod with a long lens to capture these magnificent birds before they left for the season. I already have so many pictures of Pelicans though that I don't really feel like photographing them anymore. That's the problem really. Been there, done that. Totally.

Enough complaining though. It really was a beautiful day. There are tell-tale signs of Spring everywhere you look. The dogs are much happier with the warmer weather and are enjoying spending time outside again. Maybe I ought to let them decide what we are going to do tomorrow.

Bingo is today's Dalmatian of the Day
Watch of the Day

1 comment:

  1. Dear John, It is good to have a computer again and visit. I know what you mean sometimes the motivation just is not there to do the everyday tasks that are such a part of everyday. I feel that way today, when I see the river coming up my driveway and the street flooded, I wondered, "why"? I am not sure why I am trying to fix after this hurricane. I know one reason is, where would I go? The uncertainty of staying here is confusing. I have always lived on LI and don't know any other place. Nevertheless, I am very grateful for my circle of friends here in this blogging world, more than you all know.
    Thank you for visiting. Blessings, Catherine