Friday, August 13, 2010

Reinvention...


I try to have something sensible to say every night that I sit here, but I think I fail every time that I do. More often than not I repeat myself and tell you what a delicious cup of coffee I am having. I've just had another one and that's the best I can do.

Coffee tastes great, but I'm convinced that it makes you very thirsty and causes you to want to drink many glasses of cold milk, which is what I'm going to do next, like I do every night. There's never any surprise.

I am a person of routines, there's no doubt about that, and I will not suddenly do something out of the ordinary like run around the block half naked in the middle of the night in a rain shower, although it is not raining right now. I'm limited in the crazy things I can do, partly due to the lack in my imagination and partly due to the shortage of means to carry them out. I can't suddenly drive to Paris and park my car under the Arc de Triomphe. I think I need a similarly minded person to do those things with and who has the means to do them.

When I say I am a person of routines, I think that is only partially true. I think I have enough adventurous blood in me to go out and look for interesting things to do. They are just not within my means to do so. I'm very limited on my budget and by transport and very rarely can do anything truly out of the ordinary. I would very much like to take on a big adventure, but I simply don't have the independent means.

Which takes me right back to this night here and my actual situation of sitting here behind my computer by my desk lamp with my glass of milk and my cigarette. I travel long distances in my mind and through the help of the books I read. In my imagination I go everywhere.I've read so many descriptions of so many places, and of course, I've seen a lot too. I have been places in my lifetime, so I'm not a stranger to the world.

I finished "Here on Earth" and started reading "The Drowning Season" also by Alice Hoffman. I'm just at the beginning, so I can't say much about it yet, but I think I'm going to like it, just as I liked the former book. It ended up not happy so much, but the main character ended up being safe in the end and that was the most important thing, and she was ever so much wiser, although she learned a hard lesson. Isn't that the way we all learn them, though?

I'm not happy with the design of my blog and I'm going to have to do something about it. The links are unreadable and I don't like the background of it. I may go back to the simple template and maybe choose a different background. I'll have to see. I can spend some time on it tonight.

Have a happy morning.

Ciao,
Nora

6 comments:

Twain12 said...

i travel a lot through reading myself , there is nothing wrong with a good book and letting our mind wander...i hope you enjoy you next book too.

Bernie said...

It is not important to be anything but who you are.....which is a wonderful lady who shares her life with her blogging friends.
I too travel great distances while reading, and Nora this is what you enjoy, reading, walking Tyke, going for walks, enjoying the sound of rain, sleeping on fresh clean sheets.....you are these and many other things and we love you just as you are.
Have a great day my friend. Hugs

Maggie May said...

You are not repeating yourself over those cups of coffee. After all........... they are different cups of coffee drunk on different days! :-)

I agree with Bernie..... be yourself. That is why we like you! We accept you as you are and hope that you are accepting yourself too.
Have a great day.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

You sre a unique voice and a splendid talent and we love you.
XO
WWW

Frances said...

Love you
hugs
Hope the calm tone indicates you are feeling less strain and more relaxed

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I too would love to do more and travel further than what the finances allow. I don't mean big trips abroad..I'd be happy to stay in my own 'backyard' just not the one attached to our house! lol

My last post reminds me of your and your morphings:)