A Decent Monday

Song: “B.C.” by Sparks

Mood: 6.5

Today was a pretty good day. I slept pretty well last night and felt quite refreshed when I got up. I’m not sure if I’ve said it here before, but the CPAP machine is a wonderful invention.

I kept quite busy today. I did some laundry (which I’m still way behind on), puttered around the house a bit, did some meditating and mindfulness exercises, and listened to a lot of music. It felt good to be active – everything was easy to do today, which was a nice treat.

I could see no trace of any triops in their little container and it was starting to smell odd so I dumped the water and will try again. I only used about half the package on my first attempt; maybe I’ll have more luck tomorrow when I start another batch. I really hope they work out – it’ll be neat to see something that can be traced back in the fossil record by 300 million years. Kind of like if we had a coelacanth in the living room aquarium.

I’m still thinking a lot about work. J has told me that there is no question about it – I will not be going back to my old job. Dr C and Dr W both agree. I’m afraid that somehow returning to my old job will become the only option. I don’t know why I keep thinking about it and I really wish I could stop. Fortunately, I have an appointment with both Dr C and Dr W on Wednesday so maybe they may be able to help me out.

I gave my folks a call this evening and had a really enjoyable conversation with them. I hadn’t talked to them in a couple of days and it was nice to catch up and see how they were doing. The time flew by, too – we were on the phone for almost an hour.

I have two young nephews who live quite far away and I’ve been thinking of sending them letters every once in a while about different kinds of science. Maybe send them a Sea Monkey kit and enclose a letter about biology, or send them a pair of inexpensive binoculars and tell them about birds or astronomy or something. I’d like to give them examples of different sciences to see if they’re interested in anything. If not, no problem, but I thought it might be fun for both me and them. Now that I think about it, I should probably speak with their parents first…

J and I are also trying to figure out what show we’re going to watch next, now that we’ve finished Community. To be honest, I would be perfectly happy starting Community all over again but it’s probably a good idea to put something else in there for variety. I think we’re going to have a movie night tomorrow and possibly watch another Western.

Stay safe!

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