Thursday, October 06, 2011
The eulogies are rolling in for Steve Jobs. I have tremendous respect for him. I have a couple of his innovations sitting right here - one on which I am typing at this moment! I can't help but wonder what other innovations were still inside him, and now we will never know. I love that he left college after one semester, and I love that he went back to take a class on calligraphy - to bring that esthetic to the computer! Back then, computers only used block letters. They were only utilitarian. He brought art to function. I said the other day, I am one of those people - who await the latest product from Apple. I will pray for him, his family, and all of the people who will miss him.
Two more work days until vacation. And suddenly I am getting things done that have been on my "to do" list for months. It is ridiculous that I can't seem to do anything while there is still plenty of time. I have a need to wait for the last minute. On Tuesday, I was asked to write something for someone only one box removed from the Governor on the state org chart, I wrote it on Tuesday, proofread it on Wednesday morning... but still haven't sent it. It isn't due until close of business today. Would it kill me to send it before then? Maybe.
I have a marathon in 10 days. I have been hobbling around all week - I am still hurting from the miles I put in over the weekend. I am beginning to be concerned about my ability to recover from training in time for the race. But I am excited!
OK, I have nothing of any import to say today. The fella I have been seeing is very cute when he calls and asks what I am doing... I might say "watching TV and knitting - isn't that exciting?" or other really exciting things like that. He always says, "we've had enough excitement for a lifetime, we can enjoy the quiet and peace now." It is a good reminder.
I don't always have something to say, but I am still here. It is good.
Thanks be to God.