The first Monday of 2021 started off with plumbers arriving at my house at 9:30 AM to start installing new water pipes in the basement. My house was built in 1997 and apparently the copper plumbing (which I thought would last a lifetime) have started corroding. Pinhole leaks have been appearing, I’ve been trying to fix, but it’s just gotten worse. $2,000 to replace what is exposed, and will do the rest of the house later. I wanted to make this “the next owners problem”, but in all likelihood wouldn’t be able to sell the house with shitty pipes. FML.
Staff meeting at 1030, the usual nonsense. Telework will be the norm until sometime in the summer because it will probably be “safe” by then. OK. Sounds good to me.
Enjoyed Christmas and New Years. A few changes, no Christmas parties, no Santa Brunch at the club, so Breakfast With Santa at the community center, no concerts, etc. But still enjoyed time with family and a few close friends.
No resolutions for 2021. While it is good to reflect on what I did in 2020, I’m always hesitant to set any overly ambitious goals. Mostly due to the fact that I’m easily distracted and lazy as fuck. I don’t want to read my goals in December 2021 and get all depressed because I might have almost done one of them.
I’ll just keep writing, keep moving forward, and hope for the best.
I added a navigation to my publication called Monday Mood with the intention of publishing on Mondays to track my mood and things like the weather, lunar phase, and anything that might be fucking with me at the time.
Setting my self up for failure right after I said I don’t have any goals for 2021.
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Monday January 4th, 2021 Details
- Sunrise: 7:28 AM
- Sunset: 5:03 PM
- Moon: Waning Gibbous
First day back to work work. Not particularly motivated. Have been really distracted lately, a lot of ideas, but short on execution energy.
Need to spend more time focusing on mental silence.