Monday, September 1, 2008

I promise to stop whining

I just reread my last two posts, and it's a little embarrassing. Yuck. Whine Whine Whine.

Enough with that. I'm not a victim of my job, for crying out loud, so I need to stop complaining and whining.

It's a beautiful day, I'm feeling better ( a thoughtful coworker brought me miso soup, crackers, pepto bismol, and ginger ale so I made it through the day. Thanks Emily!!) I'm home, my husband is playing golf, my son is sleeping, and all is right with the world.

Fall is here and football season has started. Not my favorite combination, but it's encouraging to know that some people look forward to it. Greg does, at Pitt Rehab, and that's a good thing.

Ramadan has started, and I am reading (trying to read) a new translation of the Daodejing--the Chinese philosophical text. Anytime I read something in which the words "ontology" and philology" are used more than once in a paragraph, I know that I have to pay attention. A bit of a switch from First Assistant (see what I'm reading offline for a reference.) I'm enjoying it.

So, enjoy the day. I will spend it in my backyard with loads of reference books and Chinese history texts, and I'll love every minute of it.


Andrea said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! But I'm not getting the "it's ramadan, so I'm reading the Tao te Ching" thing. Of course you are, dear.... there, there...pat, pat.....

Nina said...

"Stop patting me" she said irritably. (oh wait, that was Sam . . .) Only in my twisted head does Ramadan have anything to do with reconnecting with the way, or way-making, as this translation prefers. I guess I'm hoping the spiritual energy unleashed and channeled (yes, both) by Ramadan will help create a slipstream for my confused cosmological ponderings. Lao Tze tells us that all things are infinite and related.

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