I’m beginning to realise that although the numbering of blog posts is liberating, and saves time, it is also quite limiting.
In the past it has sometimes taken a significant amount of time to come up with a title, particularly when I was looking for a pun or alliteration. It is a lot easier just to sling down “Day 38” and press the “Publish” button.
Unfortunately, it is also quite easy to get stuck in a rut and just jot down a list of things I did, or didn’t, do in the course of a day. I have been noticing this recently. It is like an invisible editor sitting on my shoulder and prodding me in the ear every time I start to deviate from the format.
Without realising it, I have allowed the blog to become a list of my daily event, or at least, a portion of my daily events. I must try for more variety.
On arrival this morning, I realised I’d left my glasses at home. Next to the notebook I’d been writing in just before bed, in fact. My work glasses were at home because I’d tidied my desk last week and moved them. NO worries, I always carry a spare pair in my bag . . .
Well, that’s the theory. As my hand met thin air I realised I’d been using them at the home computer the night before. Sometimes even the best of plans break down. Fortunately my co-worker had a spare pair that worked for me, and saved the day.
I’m currently wearing my “work pair” which will go in the bag when I finish. The “main pair” are still upstairs. I suspect the “spare pair” are somewhere in the living room or by the computer, it’s just that my “system” consists of putting things down then putting things on top of them. I rarely actually lose things, but the stratification can make it difficult to find lost glasses.
Julia is going to love this post, because she has ben telling me I should tidy my desk for at least three weeks. Sigh . . .
The photo is a cigarette case with the design of a French 1,000 Franc banknote on it . The banknote is around 1927 and the case is probably about the same. We weren’t sure how to price it on eBay and feel that as it sold about twenty minutes after we uploaded it, that we may have erred on the cheap side. That’s the trouble with unusual items, you don’t always get it right, However, we are solvent, so we must be doing something right., and we just made a collector happy, which is an important part of the job.