November tends to get me down. I'm usually extremely busy and end up feeling harried and overworked. This year, I just feel down. I'm not working every day, but I do have a major translation that's due soon, plus all my regular craziness work-wise. This evening I'll be taking the plane to go to a short and hugely nerve-wracking meeting on Thursday morning. The one saving grace is that I stay in a beautiful boutique hotel (all expenses paid) in a city that's been classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately, I don't really appreciate it, due to the nerves!
There are also some family things happening. They'll be worked out, but I'm a worrier.
My uncle died recently, I just found out one of my high-school teachers died this summer at 68, which isn't old at all, and my brother-in-law's dad will probably be celebrating his last Christmas this year. The generational torch is being passed on...to my generation. I'm not ready to be so old.
I still have to be careful with how much walking I do. I'm restricted to super-light yoga. Not much moving around, alas.
Now's the time to remind myself of how many good things I have in my life.
Oh, and I'm not planning to drown my sorrows in chips, chocolate or even too many walnuts, so not to worry.
Sympathy for the Devil, er, Chuck Schumer
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