…which is no surprise to anyone. Specifically I’m referring to the First Law of Motion which tells us “A body in rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless the body is compelled to change its state.”
Why do I mention this now? Because the first phrase of it applies to me and my getting back into my usual activities of reading, blogging, walking, and so forth. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing little or none of those things, pretty much sleeping, eating when I could keep something down and watching a lot of football. But the Oregon win in the Rose bowl was about it, I OD’d on football and it was a relief to just leave the set off the last few nights.
I have started reading again, picking up where I left off in the first John Grimes omnibus by A. Bertram Chandler, about half way through. I’ve also found myself getting interested in other books I see here, and in getting my new lenses on the Nikon and getting outside to try them out, though there will be no photo safaris anytime soon. I am planning on going to the Tualatin Wildlife Refuge come spring for the incoming migratory bird show, though, and need to have practiced and learning the capabilities of the lenses (a long range zoom and a macro) before that.
I visit all of the blogs of the regulars here as well (except Jeff, who doesn’t have one yet…) and you’ll be seeing the occasional comment on your blogs by me, a change from recent weeks.
So, reading more, blogging more, a refreshed interest in books and I’m starting to listen to music again, such as Mahler 3rd Symphony playing as I type this (Bernstein, N.Y. Phil, the Royal Edition on Sony). The main thing laking right now is getting outside, but that will come as I gain some strength back and get outside with the camera.
So the sun is shining, I’m felling somewhat better, and the body is beginning to be in motion. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even have a Friday Forgotten Book or New Arrivals post one of these days!