October 11, 2004
I really really really REALLY need to start writing again.
Now is as good a time as any, since it's Canadian Thanksgiving and I'd hate to break my streak of consecutive yearly entries. This is the sixth.
Is there anything new to say? There better be, since I intend to keep doing this on an annual basis.
I'm thankful, then, for the usual - my kids, my friends, my health, and the internet.
This year I can add the following:
Howard, my therapist;
Dailygammon.com, my latest online obsession;
Orkut, even though I've been neglecting it;
Books, music and Inertia, for patiently waiting for me to return to them;
Tim Horton's, for employing Rob and allowing him to bring home samples; (perhaps "allowing" is too strong a word, but he's permitted to eat the doughnuts there so why not bring a couple home…)
Mark's girlfriend, for not (yet) coming to her senses;
And that I had the good fortune to learn about relative links and the foresight to use them from the beginning, which made my journal's transfer to a new domain almost effortless!
So, to sum up the last few months:
I've made some progress against the inertia, but not as much as I'd like.
This is what's good:
My mood is better - I'm back to what passes for myself.
I'm job hunting. I have several applications pending and listed my resume on some job search web sites.
I took advantage of an employment service offered by the Montreal Jewish Community and now have a much more professional-looking resume and access to a job line and a counsellor.
There's at least an entry or two in that experience, if I get around to it.
I have actually made a small dent in the clutter in my house.
Preliminary negotiations with the Housemate have begun; apparently he wants to be the one to move out. I plan further discussions in a week or two after he gets through a certain medical screening issue which is freaking him out some.
I'm starting to write again and have signed up for a workshop at a local community college for this coming Saturday.
This is what's not good:
All of the above, I haven't pursued with the vigor that I should.
According to me.
It's progress but there's no reason why it shouldn't be MORE progress, especially in the areas of household organization and job search.
I'll try to do better.
Watch Mt. St. Helens steaming and the occasional spider danging in front of the camera.
Looking Back: Previous Thanksgiving Entries
Thanksgiving I (1999)
Thanksgiving II (2000)
Thanksgiving III (2001)
Thanksgiving IV (2002)
Thanksgiving V (2003)
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