Where I am right now…

…is in a good place.

I’m off from work until this coming Thursday. I’m celebrating Easter, my wife’s birthday on Tuesday, and receiving my second COVID-19 vaccine shot this past Thursday.

Yesterday, I went to the Good Friday service at Washington National Cathedral and then received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession/absolution) from a priest via Zoom. This isn’t to brag. It’s just that I like to attend Good Friday services…and I haven’t been to confession in several years. It felt good.

Today, I plan on continuing to read the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. I’m now up to the 12th in the series, The Track of Sand. I also am getting together tonight with a former college roommate Joe to play board games online.

Tomorrow morning, I plan on attending the Easter service at Washington National Cathedral too. Then in the afternoon, I’ll probably read more Camilleri.

I also plan on getting out for a walk this weekend, probably both days since the weather is finally clearing after a little snow on April 1.

The last three days of my holiday/vacation/celebration will be spent mostly with my wife. Even though I am off from work, I will be attending a staff meeting Tuesday morning. As for me and my wife, we have no plans other than to eat, drink, and be merry.

Happy birthday, hon!

No sense letting to go to empty when don’t have to…

No sense letting to go to empty when don’t have to…

A lesson with cars…

And life.

I texted this to my wife this morning in a conversation we initially were having about cat food (aside: so expensive!).

I realized, as I looked at the piles of books on our bookcase, this also applies to my book borrowing and book buying habits.

Even if I am not reading anything, I have to have at least one book, if not more, in the queue (tank). For example, this week I borrowed four books from our hometown library and one from Free Library of Philadelphia’s Overdrive. Whether or not, I will read them over the next few weeks, that is another thing, but the point is I can’t let my tank go to empty.

However, when I first typed the text to my wife I misspelled “sense” with “since.” No since letting to go to empty when don’t have to…was that my subconscious trying to tell me something? That it’s OK to let go to empty even when don’t have to? Though, in this case, not a lesson with cars. Maybe about reading and life.

Just empty your shelves, empty your life, sometimes, and start over. In the past, I have done that with my reading, at least in terms of what is checked out from the library. Perhaps, as I approach my 50th year, I need to do that with my life more than I already have done.

Maybe there in sense in my letting the tank go to empty even when I don’t have to.