Friday, September 7, 2001

I’ve been making noises lately about my desire to adhere to a schedule in the evenings. Unfortunately, whenever I read what I write on this subject, I’m invariably bored and slightly horrified at the prospect. Evenings are times when I’m free. Why would I want to structure and restrict my free time?

I’ll tell you why. Today’s a good example. By scribbling a quick schedule on my whiteboard and adhereing to it, here’s what I did:

  • Backing up my websites and other important data onto a tape, in preparation for storing it off-site tomorrow.
  • Doing my devotions.
  • Maintaining my garden (adding chemicals to the pond, re-filling the thistle feeder, etc.).
  • Paying all my bills — and finding, in the process, that I have more money than I thought I had, so I actually could pay off all my bills.
  • Arranging to buy this cel from Mangaya:
  • [Wings of Honneamise cel]

  • Practicing my comic strip drawing. I’m to the point now where each time I draw the same face, it looks like the same face.
  • Finishing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

It’s worth it.

Tomorrow I plan to go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. As much as I enjoy Renfests, the problem with them is that, if I were to buy anything at a Renfest, I’d buy something expensive like a good sword or a complete Renaissance outfit. I can’t satisfy myself with a few trinkets, though a friend has recommended that I visit the gaming booth.

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