Char and Jay left to go out for a medical appointment and then down south to Char’s mum to stay, while I finish the borrowed house’s cleaning and some workers for the nth day renovate in our apartment block.
I had to drive back and forth to The Big City with all the stuff we had brought out to the borrowed house in the Provincial City over almost 2 months, and was very tired when I finally got home.… Read more
Recently I’ve felt more and more often that I’m ‘losing myself’, and the worst part is that I cannot really feel what it is exactly I am losing. Because I don’t feel I have time to sit down and feel … that.
It should ring some alarm bells and it does.… Read more
I had thought the days immediately after some closure on my mother’s new cancer would be a gradual feeling of sliding down from the heights of fear, but instead it was more like a plummet – into a valley of problems I had suppressed so far.
Like I had decided somewhere in my mind that even though this was hard enough, then the op would be successful and my mother would make a full recovery, in time.… Read more
Living in my friend’s house, while he and his family is in Paris, is a real help – even if my mum wasn’t ill.
It’s spacier, which is always nice when you have a baby, but above all it is calm and quiet. It’s just as much the neighborhood that helps.… Read more
Worked in the Royal Library on my next live-talk about Alexander Selkirk – the ‘real Robinson Crusoe’ – and got afraid that I might forget to do things like this in the future.
You see, I’ve really had to make an effort of will to take this time off, with no new customers, my credit being chipped at each day and not being quite finished with two previous customers.… Read more
We’re still waiting for Jay to come, and doing all sorts of preparations, and then … sometimes just waiting. That’s how it is for first time parents, I’m sure.
And tonight I’m tired because of clients and family visits and said preparations, so I found a post I wrote before any of this ‘father-stuff’ was into the picture.… Read more
Another Rearrange Appartment-weekend.
I need to throw out or store books etc. from the old shelves so only about 30 per cent is left to fit on the new shelves we are going to put up.
In place of the old shelves there will be our new big cupboard with clothes for all of us.… Read more
I’ve been thinking lately of how big a place rejuvenation has come to take in my life.
You see, we all have our ‘drug’ that rejuvenates. And we all need it.
Mine is reading books about battleships and then some comics every evening – that and a good whiskey. Right after I’ve done everything else.… Read more