I feel as if I’ve had quite an intense month or two, not only recovering from illness, but also with some pretty serious posts, some intense voluntary work, and so a lot of thinking and writing about infertility and pregnancy loss. So it’s now Friday afternoon, which means time for another post, and my mind is blank. Actually, it’s not completely blank (thank goodness!), as I’ve thought of a number of post topics, including a follow up to Biscuits and Broccoli about tomatoes. I love tomatoes, I understand that some people don’t love tomatoes, and I feel very sad for them that they’re missing out on the absolute joy I felt a few days ago as I sliced into a tomato to toss into my fried rice and smelled that beautiful scent, that promise of deliciousness. But unlike the “just adopt” folks, I would never try to convince someone to try or to eat tomatoes if they didn’t want to. Though, really, I ask you, why wouldn’t you want to? (I know, I know ... and I have now been completely distracted and have gone off to write a post about my general love of tomatoes here.)
Anyway, after the intense month or two, for the last week, or perhaps last few days, I’ve just been enjoying life. I’ve had a book-club get-together, had a friend to visit, went out to dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages, been out to brunch at my favourite place on the weekend with my beloved, saw a movie, and I’ve been trying to catch up with my reading of paper books (I’m an e-reader convert).
I’ve been working out more intensely, determined to try to lose some of that sickness weight, as well as the still-there Christmas weight, and holiday-in-Thailand weight. Then I’ll be able to start losing that extra last-three-years weight.
And I’ve been working hard to finish a photobook of our European trip last year. I love photobooks. And I’m a bit of a perfectionist. So the photo has to be exactly right, the placement of a group of photos has to be exactly right, and the text has to be right. As my husband said, the book will cost a hundred dollars or so (more), but the time I’ve spent on it probably goes into the tens of thousands of dollars! Yes, this is what happens when you’re self-employed, and don’t have many active contracts. I only have a few technical things to check out now and then I'll be finished. I'm always a bit nervous though when I send in the order. What if there's a glaring typo or mistake?
So I’m looking forward to the free time I’ll have. Of course, my To-Do List is already incredibly long. I don’t understand people who say they get bored. I have more free time than most, and I still can’t do everything I want to do. Imagine if I had kids!