Friday, February 12, 2016

TGIF 2-12-16

Happy Friday everyone. I don’t actually have very much to report today. Things have been a little slow in the area of the things I normally bring up here. Our foster license request was officially filed (Finally!), so we should receive that in the near future. Recent medical appointments have all been positive. The kids and I all got new glasses, but nothing that was unexpected or cause for concern. I continue to use the new elliptical machine and work on improving my exercise routine. The boat of life is sailing smoothly.

I got the new computer built and have been enjoying some Fallout 4. I haven’t yet played enough to give anything like a review, but it looks great. Bethesda really stepped up their game on the appearance side. I have discovered that I greatly dislike Microsoft’s One Drive “service”, but I won’t bore you with the details of that. Suffice to say, I found the off setting and will not be letting it out to play again. All in all, though, it’s been a positive experience with just a few bumps for flavor.

So what else do I have going on? I just finished reading the Tao Te Ching, as translated by Derek Lin, a very fine translation that I highly recommend. I’m currently reading An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki and Jingo by Terry Pratchett. Yes, I am usually reading more than one book at a time, and yes, they are often that different. It keeps me entertained and balanced. If I am away from my books and only have my phone available, I even add the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books by Fritz Leiber to the reading list right now. I just started the fifth book of that series the other day.

The day job has been somewhat hectic, but that’s fairly typical for this time of year. The higher ups are all excited for their plans in the new year and it’s all rush, rush, rush to get things started. Then the routine kicks in and we fall into regular patterns until rush time again next year. No one seems to notice the inefficiency inherent in such a system, but it seems to be the way offices work across the country. Maybe even around the world. I suppose if it keeps them happy and gets the job done, it all works out in the end. It keeps me a little busier, so I’m not getting as much else done as I would like, but it’s temporary and not really a concern. The bills do have to get paid, so no complaints there.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend. I hope you haven’t waited until the last minute, unless waiting is exactly what works for you then, by all means, make it work. Tell someone you love them and help spread the cheer. Hopefully you’re also remembering to do that on a regular basis anyway, but it never hurts to make a special occasion now and then. It doesn’t even have to be commercial. Just make it special.

Enjoy the weekend, and we’ll see you Monday. Take care.

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