albadger: (Badger exercising)
Second week of semi-retirement (friend Mike A says "it's retirement, dammit, you only know it's semi if you die before it ends") and I've learned something intensely valable. About goals.

I have a built-in goal. This is to sleep until 10 AM and then eat and fiddle with smart phones for 4 hours before deciding it's now too late to do anything.

So setting alternate goals will be important during this exciting time, and setting them every day. Today, for example: my goal was to replace the knob and deadbolt on the storage room door. Key to the old one seems to be irretrievably lost, and the knob itself passed away peacefully during the struggle to get the door opened. Old deadbolt is fine, but without a key it can't be used, so it has to die.

And, yes, I got the new knob and deadbolt into place, with only a screwdriver and my two gnarled hands! Goal of the day accomplished!

By the way, the Goal of yesterday was to go to Home Depot and buy the new knob and deadbolt. If I parcel these goals out properly, it can take days for me to brush my teeth!

Tomorrow's goal: buy floss.
albadger: (Fabulous Ones)
Yeah, I've been neglectful of my LiveJournal responsibilities for months now. I have excuses, of course, between my severe clinical depression, the siren appeal of FaceBook, the company for which I work and its negative opinion of blogging, and the improved but still crappy quality of the LiveJournal iPhone app. But it's me, not them. The instant I think of excuses I have surrendered my freedom.

But no more. I hereby resolve to post to LiveJournal every day, no excuses. I see a movie? Post to LJ. I read a book? LJ post. Get upset when the wrong person is ejected from Dancing with the Stars? I'll blog about that too.Buy a CD and listen to it? Uh... it'd probably be a bootleg live recording of a Donizetti opera. You don't want to hear about that.

You think I can't do it, I know. Well, I'll show you what I'm capable of doing.
I repaired the hole in my bathroom ceiling.

Let me repeat that. I REPAIRED THE HOLE IN MY BATHROOM CEILING. It's been there for years, letting moisture up into the insulation, reducing my resale value, taunting the rare visitor with the unfilled promise of Ceiling Cat. Years... and now I fixed it, single-handedly. I can do that, and you doubt that I can post to LJ every day?
Aw, hell, while I was typing this the clock clicked past Midnight, and I didn't post to LJ on Saturday. But I had the leash in my hand, and that's a damn sight more legal than you!

Wait a sec.

Ignore that last bit about the leash, that's something I overheard a guy with a dog say in an argument on the street about 40 years ago.
albadger: (Fabulous Ones)
Yeah, I've been neglectful of my LiveJournal responsibilities for months now. I have excuses, of course, between my severe clinical depression, the siren appeal of FaceBook, the company for which I work and its negative opinion of blogging, and the improved but still crappy quality of the LiveJournal iPhone app. But it's me, not them. The instant I think of excuses I have surrendered my freedom.

But no more. I hereby resolve to post to LiveJournal every day, no excuses. I see a movie? Post to LJ. I read a book? LJ post. Get upset when the wrong person is ejected from Dancing with the Stars? I'll blog about that too.Buy a CD and listen to it? Uh... it'd probably be a bootleg live recording of a Donizetti opera. You don't want to hear about that.

You think I can't do it, I know. Well, I'll show you what I'm capable of doing.
I repaired the hole in my bathroom ceiling.

Let me repeat that. I REPAIRED THE HOLE IN MY BATHROOM CEILING. It's been there for years, letting moisture up into the insulation, reducing my resale value, taunting the rare visitor with the unfilled promise of Ceiling Cat. Years... and now I fixed it, single-handedly. I can do that, and you doubt that I can post to LJ every day?
Aw, hell, while I was typing this the clock clicked past Midnight, and I didn't post to LJ on Saturday. But I had the leash in my hand, and that's a damn sight more legal than you!

Wait a sec.

Ignore that last bit about the leash, that's something I overheard a guy with a dog say in an argument on the street about 40 years ago.

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