One of the reasons that I sometimes think about dropping out of choir, aside from the fact that it's a weekly-plus commitment is that it's a 30-minute drive to Malmö. 30 minutes when gas is $100 a tank is something to weigh. Tonight, I drove all the way into Malmö, enjoying the springy green all around me, parked by the side of the lake in Pildammsparken, next to the zigzaggy purple pearl hyacinths, only to find that choir practice was cancelled. sigh With only 2 weeks to our big spring concert, I think that was a dumb thing to do, but I guess a lot of people are taking a 4-day weekend.
The other thing I managed to do in between work and not-choir was go to the mall. I used to really dislike going to the mall, back when I lived in the land of malls. Now, it's a treat. Because I had a couple of hours, I went very leisurely along, and checked things out as my fancy took me. I had a mission, though, and it was accomplished, lest you think I was merely consumering for consumering's sake. 2 birthday presents for boys duly purchased and wrapped. But, in addition, 2 books for me, 2 books for the kids, a CD, and 12 sparkly new glasses for the kitchen.
I seem to be unable to get some of the things on my personal to-do list crossed off lately. Not sure if it's motivation that's missing or back-of-the-brain worrying about the costs, or just the very real possibility that most of them require scheduling something, and I really REALLY don't want to schedule things lately. Having too many things on the calendar, which is a common state of affairs with me, sometimes makes me feel like I'm drowning. But you don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there. I'm trying to get my head above water and keep it there for awhile. I want to see as many blank days on the calendar as possible for a few months. What a novelty.
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