And here’s why…
#1. I think I figured out how to let you all who are reading this post ask questions and write comments to my entries if you want… I think…I won’t be sure until someone takes the leap and writes something. The blog has changed.
#2. I’ve lost 2 pounds. I think that all that walking saved me from certain disaster. The body has changed.
#3. It’s been a coon’s age since I had Saturday off. I’m so grateful for the break. The day off changed.
#4. I thought I’d go on an adventure this afternoon and see what trouble I could get into at Whole Foods. I found Icelandic nonfat yogurt (vanilla flavor) and chicken gumbo. I won’t eat them at the same time. Gumbo first… Doesn’t that sound good? The diet has changed.
#5. There’s been some chilly weather the past couple days and it’s given me the opportunity to wear my favorite knit hat. I look ridiculous in it but I don’t care. The weather has changed.
#6. I usually put a squirt or two of Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint Soap in my bath. It makes it smell really good and it is very soothing. Well, while at Whole Foods I saw that they also make Dr. Bonner’s Soap with a lavender scent. I bought that. The bath routine has changed.
#7. I finished the book The Imperfectionists and started Endgame (the biography of Bobby Fischer.) I highly recommend The Imperfectionists. It’s the story of an english newspaper based in Rome and the people who run it. Besides my accolades it’s gotten some wonderful reviews from other people as well…the kind of people who rarely use spellcheck (I’m not sure what I meant by that.) Now, I am fascinated by the Bobby Fischer bio and am reading it voraciously. The book has changed.
#8. For the first time in a long time I have enough money in the bank to relax a little bit. I have a cushion. This means I’ll be paying my car registration on time and getting an oil change. I’ll be paying all of my bills on time instead of some and not others. The financial situation has changed.
So, I guess the big question is… With all these changes around me I wonder if I have changed… I mean, a lot of my life has remained the same (the apartment, the family, the job, my best friend, the therapist, the car, the dog, the medications, the death wish, etc…) But it is possible that something in me might be the slightest bit different. I feel strange…Like, maybe a little more, dare I say, relaxed?…The Great Experiment continues….