Journal Entry – 12.2.2017

It is 8:52 AM on Saturday morning December 2nd, 2017.  This is the first time in a long while I’ve written a post at this hour.

I feel as though I never got back into my pre-Japan trip morning routine.  I have a memory that I was up very early every morning either working out, reading or writing in this journal.  I still get up early and I have been working out but only 2 – 3 days a week which isn’t as much as I’d like.  I never write in the mornings anymore.  Nor do I do my Japanese study!  But let’s just write about one thing at a time.

The day before Thanksgiving

It is 3:43 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd 2017.

Ever since I got out of bed around 6:30 AM things have been going wrong.  The first problem came when I tried to log into my work computer but the password wasn’t accepted and I ended up getting locked out.

This nonsense actually started the day before when I had to change my password.  I did so and my laptop said it had updated successfully and worked just fine.  However, my Blackberry (yes I still use it because our IT isn’t very good and Blackberries seem to have the least problems) wouldn’t accept the new password.  After many re-tries I ended up getting locked out of my account completely.  So I called the “Help Desk” which in the past was extremely unhelpful (outsourced to India).

November 15th, 2017

It is 5:48 AM on November 15th, 2017.  It is a cool, dark Pacifica morning with a heavy breeze rustling through the eucalyptus trees.  In 45 minutes it will be dawn and the day will slowly begin.  People are now waking up getting ready for the day and perhaps everyone is in a slightly better mood with the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

It is expensive to live in the Bay Area and so most are focused on work and getting money.  The traffic, long hours and seemingly endless work stress people out.  It is only when people finally get a break that they can finally enjoy themselves and what this area has to offer.

The beginning of November

It is 4:02 PM on Wednesday afternoon.  We’re about to get one of our first rain storms of the winter:  the sky is a dark gray, the wind is blowing heavily which makes the eucalyptus trees sway and there is a chill in the air.

I love this type of weather and miss the heavy rainstorms of the Midwest.  And so here I sit in my clubhouse writing a post while appreciating the oncoming storm.  I am being lazy however as my son and I are skipping karate class.  I’m just not in the mood to drive through rain.  The traffic is never great and Californians are terrible drivers.  I’m sure there will be plenty of one-car wrecks and I just don’t want to deal with it.