Heading out to get some yardwork done. Will cover every inch of skin, and shower immediately afterward. Let’s see if I can avoid getting even more poison ivy. I don’t know where these latest little spots came from. Hmmmm.
Happy Birthday to Annie Dillard, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek! Have you read the novel?
Just finished up my coursework for week 3 of 6 in my consumer behavior and photography classes. All set! Enjoying a cilantro veggie shake.
Ten minute meditation at 10pm is coming up – pull up a pillow and join me!
Being inspired by ideas of back yard fire pits –
Today is the 4th Sequential Day of the current “round” in my no-complain project. I need to think of a better way to describe that. I.e. if I complain I start fresh on Day 1. What would that be termed? If I just say Day 1 it sounds like I just began – but that’s not it.
In any case, yesterday had a spot or two where I could have complained, and I made a conscious effort to instead express my feelings in a supportive / informative way. So I am content with that.
So far today had a huge potential trigger – my camera’s memory card failed on me and lost multiple days worth of files. Including all the daffodil videos I painstakingly took yesterday. But I did not complain or get upset. I have faith that software can recover most / all of them. Plus I had been *told* by my digital photography instructor at the beginning of the class to regularly reformat all my camera memory cards, to prevent this from happening, and I ignored him. So this could have been prevented. I tried a number of free software options but they want me to pay $40 to $70 to actually get the files. So Bob will look into this for me when he gets home.
I had a friend Debi over for a little while, and that was lovely. And we planted some more snow peas, and rinsed our bean sprouts, and I’ve had two veggie shakes. So all in all even with its hiccups the day is moving along nicely.
My camera’s memory card just lost all its files – all my daffodil videos from yesterday, plus the 2 shake recipes from today. The card is simply empty. Can a utility try to get those files back for me? And no I didn’t complain when I realized it, I was more baffled than anything else. I suppose I hold out hope that they’re on there somewhere and I just have to figure out how to get them back.
The USPS delayed the delivery of my priority-mail origami doves and now they won’t get there for the peace conference. They said too bad. I was already practicing patience using their automated phone system, which is atrocious, and then the customer service rep wasn’t much better. But I did not “complain” – I stated clearly my issue and why their system and response did not match my expectations. They need to know that, maybe someone actually tallies those up. I can always dream.
No complaining project – now on 3rd sequential day. Should be a beautiful day of daffodils and sunshine! Enjoying my morning kiwi shake.
A gorgeous day today, just read my Consumer Behavior class readings while sitting on the porch listening to the chickadees and nuthatches.