Just as we switch apartments on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis, we also switch animals along the way. Through the change in neighborhoods, beds, kitchens, buildings, showers, and decor, we encounter new furry friends of all shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments.
As I mentioned in my last post, lately I’ve been focusing on organization. When I took a trip to Hoboken a couple weeks ago to clean up our storage unit, I found a torn up bag filled with the old Hi8 video tapes that I had recorded in high school. Over the last two weeks I’ve slowly been digitizing them so that, in 50 years when I want to recall how I spent my youth, I will have video records to share with the world.
It was two weeks ago today that I dropped off Jen at the airport. So what have I been up to since she left? Well, for starters, I’ve tried to keep busy. Very busy. I’ve been lucky enough to marry a planner who finds fun activities for any open gaps in our schedule. She’s helped me move away from 100 hour work weeks and find a better balance between work and pleasure (though they aren’t always mutually exclusive). My main goal for the time that Jen is away is to not drift back to the all work and no play Sandy of yesteryear. Here are some of the activities that I’ve filled my time with.