Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Before I forget I must clear up the mystery of the titles I sometimes get wrong here. Its like this. When I start a new entry here on WordPress the software assigns a random four digit number to the link so that it can keep track of the new file throughout the drafting process. As soon as I type in a title the number is replaced with whatever I’ve chosen to identify the entry. If I forget to type in an identifier then when I click on ‘Publish’ the number is used as the title. Simple as that. The trouble is that although I spot my omission, and correct it, the ‘notify’ email has already been sent out with the number as title and it’s too late to undo the damage.
Simple, eh? Well, perhaps not but then there’s nothing in the rules that says computers have to be simple.
Other than that the day has been pleasantly uneventful, another in what seems like an infinity of uneventful days. I ought not to complain and I do try to catch myself before I do but it’s not too easy.
I sit in my chair and daydream most days. Graham busies himself with household chores and his favourite hobby–Twitter. Me, I drop into that familiar old fugue state and drift through the day roaming through my memories happy as a songbird in the sun.
It’s all very nice, really.
Monday May 20, 2013
“Happy Anniversary,” I said.
“Oh dear. I’d forgotten again.”
“Never mind. It does tend to get repetitive.”
“Don’t be silly. Happy Anniversary. What would you like for dinner tonight?”
“Corned beef hash?”
“You spoil me.”
Sunday May 19, 2013
Ah well. I didn’t do too well on my first non-addictive TV day. Well, you just have to watch Andrew Marr, out of loyalty if nothing more. And a morning without Postman Pat just doesn’t seem to work somehow. And then… And then…
I don’t know who I’m kidding but I’ll keep on trying.
Saturday 18 May, 2013
I’m spending far too much time watching TV. Time I got off my backside and did something more productive.
There. I’ve said it. I’d be yer typical couch potato if I didn’t sit in my nice comfy office chair in front of the computer.
And I don’t like it any more.
Friday 17 May, 2013
Today was weekly shopping day. Again. No great difference from other shopping days except that I was bad, and slept in. Consequently, we ran about and hour and a half late, which made all the difference.
The greatest change was in the people. Most of our visits get us to the supermarket at about 08:20, when our fellow shoppers are mostly younger people, picking up breakfast on the way to work. Today, at about 10:00, the young ‘uns were gone, replaced for the most part by people of about our age. Far less interesting and definitely less decorative.
Back home I had another rocking chair day, sitting in the window watching the trees grow. It was a good, warm-ish sunny day for the most part, which was nice. Tomorrow they’re forecasting rain. That’ll make little difference to the trees, and it’ll not really much affect me. My old rocking chair can transport me to warmer climes any time I choose. All I have to do is close my eyes and think of sunshine. It’s an occupation I recommend to the weary any old time.
Thursday May 16, 2013
Empty page, empty mind. Or, as they say, “another day, another dollar.”
The crap we talk when we’ve nothing to say, eh?
Wednesday May 15, 2013
I slept in late this morning after a dreamless night. Which was a relief.
The rain eased up in the mid-afternoon and, for a while, the sun came out. That was a relief, too.
And now, at the end of my day, I find I have nothing of note to report. And that’s a relief, too, of a kind.