April 22nd, 2002

Roman

The bonus

As important as the architecture this last weekend was getting to know Steven and John. Steven has a fascinating past and great instincts for the future. Yet he's genuinely modest about his achievements and associations. Dorothy thinks this is because he so enjoys his life. That may be it. We spent a great deal of time with the two of them - talking, eating, looking - and I came to value these new friends. I think finding someone who is interesting, intelligent, and likeable is always a huge bonus. I know that Steve particularly wanted to talk to me because of my knowledge of my father. But I also think we clicked on a more personal level, that we have become friends through this.
  • Current Mood
    pleased pleased
Roman

lots to do

I am lounging around because I took the day off. But I have a LOT to do today. I had better get to it.
  • Current Mood
    anxious anxious
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Doing stuff

I am getting stuff done. I spent fifteen minutes in my "zone" - bedroom & bath & closet - and fifteen minutes decluttering elsewhere and I copied Dorothy's CD of the War Requiem alto part, which I need for practice. I misplaced mine. I am working through a load of laundry and about to take trash out. So far so good. My back hurts, though. My legs seem to be back to normal, thank heaven.
Roman

soon to be off

I am about to leave for rehearsal. I wish I didn't have to go anywhere tonight but so be it. I'll be glad later, when it's over and I am home again. I worked on the music, but was interrupted by Mary calling. She quit her job, got her old job at the diner back again. I just don't know if I can blame her. She said she was halfway there this morning and couldn't do it, couldn't finish the trip, so she called her old work and they are happy to have her back again. Good part: it's just a few blocks down the street from where she lives. She can get to work even if her car isn't working. And there is a daycare center she is going to look into also, not far from her. Things could actually be looking up. But she was depressed. I told her it is not at all unusual to feel a lack of energy, an inability to get everything done, when you have a little boy and a tough job. She doesn't quite believe it but I'll repeat it when I get there this weekend.

The pix from the trip worked out well, a lot of them anyway.
Roman

winding down

So rehearsal is over and the rest of the week is ahead. I am only working three days this week (also only getting paid for three days - so I don't want to hear "lucky you" from anyone out there). I need to get my body back where it was, one day at a time, one moment at a time.