It's Sunday. Well, it's the second day of my two day weekend. I've got errands to run and STUFF to do.
Each day I wake up and there seems to be a few more things in my life that I'm obsessed about. Okay, the blog is an obvious no-brainer. I check it through the day and I've really loved opening a window for everybody to see what I do when I should be working.
I'm looking for a few specific tech gadgets right now. At the top of the list is a networked media player. It will tie into a home computer network and access digital media (pictures, music, movies) to playback on a television. I've got all these digital photos and I like the idea of being able to sit back on my couch and sift through them.
Action-Wife has decided it's time for me to take the next step in expanding my cultural horizons and she's purchased tickets for us to attend a couple of operas. "La Boheme" and "Carmen" are coming up in the next couple of months. "Romeo and Juliet" is on the list for early next year. These are going to be great nights out for the two of us and I'm insanely looking forward to this. Why? I don't know, maybe it's the thrill of a new experience for me. Maybe it's the chance to dress up and have an evening out in the company of other people in a civilized setting. Loud noise and ill-mannered crowds at concerts and movies? Wow, really not fun for me.
Digital photography always seems to be on the list. I'm ready to buy a new camera, but I refuse to spend another dime unless they put all the features I want into a camera in my price range. Looking at the Canon 10D or the rumored 20D.
The list of "things I want" is always going to be longer than the list of "things I need" or the list of "things I can actually afford". I'm in pretty good health right now. All the headaches and sacrifice (Hi, TLC!) associated with raising a family seem to be paying off. I guess I need to remind myself of this every now and then. When there seems to be nothing but misery in the world, there is still quite a bit of happiness for regular folks. Moments of quiet in the world are few and far between. I look forward to them and I try to hang on to them.
Did I mention the kayak?