Monday, woke Mia up for school and got back in bed, home exec tasks, photo processing and blogging, afternoon podcast walk.
Tuesday, meeting, walk, meeting, walk.
Wednesday, managed to put out the garbage and recycling just in time – small wins, extended sunset walk with Mia and chats about Marxism, meeting.
Thursday, clubhouse breakfast with Mia – while she attended school on her iPad – social science class – she asked for the teacher’s views on an independent Cape – I was impressed with the answer, took a drive to Babylonstoren – while Mia attended school via the car’s wifi, helped Mia with her Afrikaans oral, Paarl Mall, bday present shopping for Elze, Mia had a haircut, Mia optometrist visit – while I had a haircut, La Paris deli carrot cake, extended afternoon podcast walk, watched Youtube live stream.
First haircut since week of 10 Feb – can’t really have civilization without haircuts.
I suspect Babylonstoren and Noble Hill are the same thing!
A good sleeping bag really is rad – useful for winter movie watching and computer tinkering.
What’s the most important thing? – adventure? yeah, feels like it at the time, but maybe it’s the story of the adventure.
“What the pupil must learn, if he learns anything at all, is that the world will do most of the work for you, provided you cooperate with it by identifying how it really works and aligning with those realities. If we do not let the world teach us, it teaches us a lesson.” — Joseph Tussman
Friday, interesting meeting, afternoon walk, soup, jamey, jacuzzy bubble bath, watched American Psycho again – well maybe half.
Saturday, woke up at 07:00 with the lights on – hate it when that happens, house hunting, 6 course lunch and non-alcoholic pairing at La Petit Colombe in Franschhoek with Adrian and Al – Adrian is going to Spain for a few months, woke Mia up from a 15 hour sleep, braai.
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Sunday, woke up at 3am and wrote most of this post, bacon and eggs brunch, watched Parasite – good movie.
I recently tried to listen to U2 again – fond memories of their Achtung Baby album – but I just can’t take them serious after they pre-loaded their lame album on iPhones and Bono turned out to be a real chop.
I think I’m pretty over lockdown and winter now – need to make a few changes – move house, take on a new project, start mountain biking again, shed a few lockdown kgs.
Bug out, week 16 – seems most of 2020 is going to be locked down
Monday, two meetings, morning walk and Facetime chat with Dirk – coffee at the clubhouse, set up a SnapScan code, it was cold so I took a bath.
Tuesday, up early to process photos and catch up with my weekly blog, morning podcast and coffee walk, fetched Mia, weekly shopping outing, video meeting, made supper, watched a Youtube live stream interview.
Wednesday, Mia’s first day of online school again, woke her up and got back into bed, we made pasta for lunch, afternoon walk, clubhouse Sushi, evening meeting.
“I am, at the federal level, Libertarian; at the state level, Republican; at the local level, Democrat; and at the family and friends level, a Socialist.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game
Thursday, rainy day – so we made pancakes.
Jones likes sushi.
Friday, cold and wet morning – two hoodies and shorts weather, rainy coffee and podcasts walk, we drove to Stellenbosch to fetch pizza – with a Pink Floyd soundtrack, loadshedding is back – so I could use my battery packs – works well – I have an LED lamp which I can power off DC or AC, watched Game Night – fun movie, watched I, Pastafari – rad doccie – watch it.
Heated car seats are rad.
Thanks to the ANC for 13 years of loadshedding. Hopeful you will sort this out in a few more years.
The pet project passed 10k FB page likes.
Saturday, random tinkering, we took a drive to Fhk – for Bastile festival – but it was pretty dead, pizza from Wilderer / Grappa Pappa – loadshedding supper with headlamps – watched the Fokofpolisiekar live stream show – not bad – 1.3k people watching.
Facebook growth hacking is rather addictive. CrackBook on crack.
Sunday, watched a live stream – we’re on lockdown level 3 + 2 again – curfew back and immediate alcohol ban, joy – had a bit of a wobble about that – rather demoralising.
This lockdown in starting to give me Howard Hughes vibes, weird sense of isolation, 2 days without a shower at times, maybe a bit over focused, often catch myself going – wow it’s 3pm already, need to work on better routines.