Random Friday Thoughts
I don’t have enough to say about any one topic, so instead I offer you random Friday thoughts.
Earlier today I was feeling somewhat down and out, a little depressed. It’s nothing that requires heavy-duty treatment or meds. I noticed I felt somewhat better after taking a decent walk with my son and Jake. I felt even better when I tackled a project to make cushions for my son’s “new” $20 Craig’s List table and chairs. In fact, now that the cushions are finished, my mood has completely shifted. So can I conclude from this that physical exercise and having a purpose are two important components of feeling happy and fulfilled?
I must admit my son has done a terrific job of furnishing his efficiency apartment using Craig’s List. But the $25 TV syndrome may have struck again. When I first moved here, I talked our group house (of 5 girls) into buying a TV for $25 since none of us came with one. It worked for exactly 3 days then went black forever. I still have the sewing stool it came on, but that TV is long gone. Similarly my son recently bought a used TV for $25. (I marveled at the fact that although inflation has increased by at least several hundred percent, there was a 25” TV for that price today.) After my experience, I urged him to make sure the TV worked before making the purchase. He said the girl seemed honest enough. But now there is a line through the picture. Buying used electronics is always a crap shoot.
I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to go with Blogging. A lot of the people on my link list write very infrequently and seldom comment any longer. I seem to be struggling many days to come up with something even remotely interesting to say and I’m spending a lot less time reading other people’s Blogs. Do I need to take a break? Do I need to cultivate new readers? Will I know when it is time to quit? I often wonder who all those people are who come to visit every day and leave no calling card. Maybe I’ll eventually just go full circle and end up writing for my own edification, just as my Blog began 5 years ago. I don’t have to determine my Blogging future tonight. Maybe things will look different in the morning.
There, how’s that for minutiae? Maybe I’ll take you on a photo tour of my son’s new apartment with its wonderful blend of gently used furnishings tomorrow. I’m sure you just can’t wait!