NO, not you. Rather all those pesky emails that somehow land in your email box day after week. You are no longer sure where or why you are receiving them. On a normal basis, the delete key works extremely well. When traveling, it is a completely different issue. Clogging, bandwidth and annoyance factor heavily into the challenge.
Which is why I decided, on either day 2 or three of the current whiny back wrench episode, that I could take out my frustration in a useful manner. Email after email – find the “unsubscribe link”, follow it, tell them they are annoying me and pull the plug.
It is 0640 in the morning and I am feeling extremely sorry for myself which shouldn’t be a complete surprise. I have an overwhelming number of things to accomplish in the next couple of days which includes – but is not limited to:
- Travel arrangements for the rest of the summer + related correspondence and phone calls. Did I mention that I absolutely hate talking to banks, travel organziations, hotes and cruise lines on the phone?
- turning the current chaos of our bedroom into something resembling safe habitation
- creating a comfortable, working studio
- getting myself back in shape (which is easy on a ship and much more challenging when living partway up the side of a very old mountain)
- soaking in the hot tub
- drinking a lot of coffee
I went to Bar Class after all. With a few modifications it wasn’t any worse than I expected. Given that I was already an unhappy camper, I could focus on pain in other areas of my body for a change. Meanwhile I reorganized my studio space so that I can actually walk across the floor. In the process I found a number of scarves and sixteen pairs of hand-knitted socks, all of which pre-date 2007. From the looks of them, most look new. Since I can’t bear to see hand-socks used as slippers, I will offer them up in the next couple of days to anyone who needs them. If you use them as slippers, I simply don’t want to know.
I am now going to tackle the bedroom, listen to an audio book and perhaps take more ibuprofen.
And whine – can’t forget about the whining.