For three straight days now I have started my morning wondering “what shall I do today?” What an improvement! I normally wake up wondering which impending disasters to deal with, and which jobs might be safely swept under the carpet until they, too, matured into impending disasters of their own.
All the Christmas events at Rikkyo University are safely concluded, the chapel choir is free from their daily grind of rehearsals, services, and are (one presumes) enjoying normal young people activities. I follow a more middle-aged program of events. My exciting free-day pursuits:
1. Home vacuum cleaner breaks – I buy a new one and do the house. One half-day of excitement!
2. I feel the urge to go cycling despite the cold. After donning 16 layers of clothing I head out whistling “In the bleak midwinter frosty winds did moan.” One half-day of excitement.
3. I am reminded by “the wife” that I should write the annual family Christmas letter (it is December 28th today) and my new year cards. I quash the urge and escape the house for coffee – another half-day of excitement!
I hope you, too, are having half (or even full) days of excitement during the holidays. Don’t freeze your fingers (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) or sunburn your nose (for those in the Southern). Ta ta!
A couple of Christmas photos from Rikkyo: