Sunday, January 24, 2016
Well, I did manage to Skype with my mom yesterday, for two hours. We had a bit of Internet disruption on her end, but from what I could tell our connection in London worked fine. I think it's much better.
Mom is managing pretty well after selling our family house and relocating, but she admits to being a bit bored. As anyone who owns a house knows, they take tremendous amounts of time and energy to maintain -- and when those obligations are gone, a lot of time suddenly opens up. I tried to urge her to get in the car and go check out some local birdwatching spots or even the mall, just for a change of scenery.
Anyway, between Skyping and French class, not to mention watching three episodes of "Making a Murderer" in the evening, I saw the day entirely vanish. I did manage to walk the dog in the morning, on a not-very-adventurous circuit through the neighborhood. I owe her a better outing today.
At least I'm not getting snowed under, like all my friends on the East Coast of the U.S. -- although frankly I could use a snow day. I have a stack of unread New Yorkers and Harper's, a book I've only just begun, and lots of online reading to catch up on, not to mention French practice and my own ongoing journal transcribing project. Today is pretty much spoken for, too, so some of those things will have to wait.
(Photo: Mitcham, South London.)