Today was a busy day.
Early this morning I participated in an international teleconference,to which I belong as a volunteer. It is challenging, interesting, and very worthwhile from my point of view.
Serendipity allowed me to meet a very kind and interesting woman who lives nearby, who occasionally calls me to help her with her computer. She reciprocates the favour by giving me a wonderful massage. I had never had a massage before in my life; it was a pleasantly surprising experience. I recently assisted her in creating a Powerpoint presentation for a talk she was giving, and today I enjoyed a wonderful massage.
I had a lovely chat with my Mom and sister yesterday, over FaceTime. Mom is looking great! She is going through some miserable therapy right now, and is doing very well with it. I am counting off the days she has left to undergo the therapy, marking off each day on my calendar. My youngest sister dropped by to see my Mom, with her two daughters and their beaus, so we all waved hello over FaceTime.
The weather has turned very mild, mild enough that the heat pump is once heating the house. The difference between the heat provided by the heat pump and the oil furnace is very noticeable. The air from the heat pump that comes through the forced air system is the exact temperature to which the thermostat is set, so that sitting near a register while it is running is cool, sometimes chilly, and the heat pump runs for a long time until the interior temperature in the house matches the desired temperature. In contrast, the heat from the oil furnace is very warm as it comes through the forced air system, so that sitting near a register while it is running can be unpleasantly warm, but it doesn’t run for very long until the interior temperature in the house matches the desired temperature. I do not have a preference.
Threes play a big role in my life. Usually clustered events occur in concurrent groupings of three. I choose to use the number three as an alert system, if a behaviour has occurred three times I consider it a pattern, and I deal with it as a pattern.
Well, I reached a number three in a negative cluster of events this morning, and three on a developing cluster of positive events this morning. They might just cancel each other out! Good bad good bad good bad, as Harry Nilsson put it.
January 23rd saw a full moon, a “Wolf Moon”, in the sign of Leo. Mr. Galbraith would approve.
Date: 6:00 AM EST Monday 25 January 2016
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.2 kPa
Visibility: 24 km
Wind: NE 5 km/h
Wind Chill: -9
“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
1908 – 2006