List Update: You know the one – the list of all the stuff you gotta have in order to travel in an RV. Before anyone warns me not to buy too much – I know. I’m the first minimalist I ever met. I would be a card-carrying member of the simplicity club but membership cards clutter up the wallet (which is what I carry instead of a purse because a purse leads to more stuff).
I’m shopping deliberately using my carefully-considered list. A cocktail shaker here, a can opener there. Today, for example, I bought a paring knife. I’ve given it some thought and feel that one knife ought to be sufficient on the road. I use one paring knife for almost all cutting and slicing chores at home.
This afternoon something magical happened. Tucked tightly in the mailbox was a package from an avid camping friend. Here's what it contained:
Here’s the magic part: IT WAS ON MY LIST!
A great big thank you to Peggy!!! That directory couldn’t have found a more loving home.
(More about supply hunting and gathering in another post).
Dissertation Update: I’ve submitted one of the last chapters to my committee and have been waiting to hear the verdict. I’m sure there will be revisions; of course I hope they will be minor ones. I finished the last chapter this past weekend but I won’t submit it until the other one comes back. There is no doubt that the closer I get to my goal, the more intense the pressure.
That your left temporal lobe is California? These past 2 weeks have been the one-day-at-a-time variety requiring deep breathing, sound judgment, and perspective.
My tendency to be distracted has improved but my fingers are still seizing up at the keyboard. When I sit down to write, I have to do a concert-pianist warm up. I call it the QWERTY scale.
Talk to you soon.