Thursday, January 9, 2014

Maxine says it all and miscellany

And here we are only the 9th day of the year.
Work bombards me from all sides, yet I have chosen to make a point of relationships this year and have thus been occupied with coffees, lunches, dinners and outings.

My mind flies in all directions:
  • From– I have a fine collection of subjects needing treating, but only one for this collection of miscellany (kept from last November): amaranthine, as in  - “as long as I live, tasks will be amaranthine”. Just in case that doesn’t suffice to give you a clue as to its meaning – it is an adjective meaning both unfading or everlasting, as well as referring to the color deep purple-red.
  • From my new “trivia” calendar : today’s question is what is the record high number of points scored by a losing team in a National Basketball Association game? Answer:184, in triple overtime in December 1983. The Denver Nuggets lost 186-184 to the Detroit Pistons in the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Pop that one out at some cocktail party and I bet that the conversation would come to a screeching halt.
  • From an old Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff calendar: “Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank. Gratitude and inner peace go hand in hand.” Starting to calm down already.
  • From the local newspaper, finally saw a graph that clearly explains why we can be warm in Switzerland whilst the East Coast of the USA freezes, counter-clockwise pressure system over the Atlantic which is pushing cold Artic air down through the East Coast of North American, swirling over the Atlantic and bringing up warm air from the South to us. Planned to start breaking up at the end of this week. Meanwhile we can actually have coffee out on a terrace, wander the town without jackets – or at least the jacket is open. Save on our heating bills and all sorts of other lovely benefits.  It would however behoove us to remember that nothing lasts forever and that we will surely have cold, winter days before we see any true signs of spring.

So having divested myself of some of the flaky, un-related thoughts, I can now go back to concentrating and get on with the book keeping – arghhhhhhh.