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29 November 2011 @ 09:43 pm
I'm still kinda sick and dragging around like a genuine old person, which I am by rights, being 68. Still, it is annoying to run out of gas by 4 PM and feel ready for bed.
The second half of my birthday present from wpadmirer came today, a WWII memoir by a Russian MD. Looks very interesting. (I picked it.) I also got a book of poems by Patricia Lee Lewis. On of my LJ friends had posted one of her poems (Two Hundred Wings) and I loved it so much I had to read more. I like her poems a lot. A LOT!
One of the bad things about a low grade cold is not getting much done.
I did well with budgeting this month, however. A first for me. After reading The 5 Love Languages and seeing that acts of service are Bob's and that I can make him feel more loved just by keeping a budget and cooking and neatening up the joint, I feel like I have a whole new perspective. My old perspective was, "What? Does he think I'm the maid???%@#&!!" Now it's, "Oh, that is easy..."
From reading the Suzuki book, I have a new perspective on my procrastination and giving up... I never had to practice or work at school, so I don't have any practice practicing. Now I will practice practicing and learn persistence...
So I am feeling hopeful.
Current Mood: happyhappy
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on November 30th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, but glad to hear you got your book. Also, we're never too old to get new perspectives. Cool, isn't it?
lorrainelorrainemt on November 30th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon!
wojelahwojelah on November 30th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
I found the 5 Love Languages was such a useful read, in terms of improving my perspective on relationships.
Amy Butler Greenfieldamygreenfield on November 30th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
Belated happy birthday wishes! And feel better soon. I'm another person who's found it really helpful to better understand the different ways that people communicate love -- and how I can communicate it back.
Tammi Sauertamarak on November 30th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon!
Rose Greenolmue on November 30th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
I hope you get well soon! My sister loves that book, BTW. She and her husband are from different countries and extremely different cultures, and it's been really helpful for them to figure each other out.
Jeni Belljeniwrites on November 30th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better soon! Sending many good thoughts