The Paperback Edition…
“It was a dark and stormy night”…see first paragraph, Chapter 2…
I had arrived home about 9:30…covered in snow flakes…and was greeted most lovingly by my devoted and scrappy little cat, Emma.
“How are you Tobey? Are you well? Are you going to feed me rather soon?”
Of course, she doesn’t really talk like that…I’m not crazy.
She is much more polite than that.
“Yes, yes, hang on a second. Just let me get my coat and boots off.”
I lived very close to The Book Shop. I did so because I have no car and have chosen to try to do without one for a while.
To say I was trying to “go off the grid” would not be completely true but I was trying to do something like that…but less drastic.
So now I watch very little TV. Maybe the news on CNN…if I’m feeling brave…and, of course, who can pass on “The Housewives of New York City” for heaven’s sake.
I browse the web about 30 minutes a day, but I try to avoid it completely on the week end.
But much to my surprise, after doing this for about five months, I felt absolutely no different…which I thought rather odd.
I expected to feel more “Zen-like”. Peaceful. Centered. But I did not. And “Housewives” was wrapping up their season.
Maybe I needed to come up with a ‘new plan’…or at least a ‘better plan’.