Coronormal Day 183

The temperatures were still warm this morning (12°, near optimum) at the time for my morning run. Then Morning Office, Mass, fruit breakfast, and to break up my concentration on Ambrose I strolled into town to buy some black trousers. Much to my shock, both of the traditional men’s clothiers in the city centre had…

Coronormal, Day 182

I was wrong: the temperature this morning at my run was 15°. Morning Office, Mass, hot breakfast, and back to Ambrose. That sums up my day, apart from a grocery trip. Margaret cobbled together some leftovers with a new veg protein product, and we watched a couple more episodes of Watchmen, with 8 Out of…

Coronormal, Day 181

My morning run at a fresh but not chilly temperature, probably the warmest it’ll be till spring (alas); Morning Office; Mass; fruit breakfast; I sent off an examiner’s report and some corrections for proofs; more concentrated reading of Ambrose, really all Ambrose all day. Margaret baked jacket potatoes for dinner and went back to her…

Coronormal Day 180

Fruit breakfast, Morning Office, packing up in Wolverhampton, train home to Oxford, resting in the afternoon, short grocery trip, read some Ambrose, cooked dinner, and watched the first two episodes of the Watchmen television series — even more apposite these days than when it was first broadcast.

Coronormal Day 179

Morning Office, breakfast at the Premier Inn, errands run in Wolverhampton centre, afternoon with Damian and Fiona in Wombourne, back to watch some football and chat with the Feeneys (including Patrick), dinner, and back to the inn to fall fast asleep.

Coronormal Day 178

Closing in fast on a half-year of pandemic conditions here in Oxford! Woke up early, ran a fresh mile-and-a-half, Morning Office, said the Mass (got a bit distracted, so almost sleep-walked in late), fruit breakfast with a smoothie by Margaret, fruit breakfast, Worked on various odds and ends, and at the end of the day…

Coronormal Day 177

Woke up nice and early, ran my longer route, Morning Office, quick grocery run, hot breakfast (not usually on Thursday, but it’s my birthday), wander into town to find good bedclothes for Melanie, and perhaps new trousers for me (this hope was cruelly dashed by the three major department stores in Oxford). When I got…

Coronormal, Day 175

Up early for my run, Morning Office, Mass, fruit breakfast, and then a marathon of [online video] interviews and assessments relative to a possible diagnosis of some of my peculiarities. Though the interviews were done by 15:30, they wiped out my day; it’s exhausting to sit through your life being cast in an unfamiliar perspective,…

Coronormal, Day 174

I slept later than was ideal, so there wasn’t good time for running before setting up before saying Mass, so I said the Morning Office, then went to Mass, fruit breakfast, and settled in to work. As it turns out, I wasn’t concentrating well, so I finished up Job in Legends, then launched into Moses…

Coronormal, Day 173

Between chilly and fresh, so that with a hoodie is too warm, and without is distinctly cool, I took the longer course without timing it. I had some aches and pains at first, but these diminished as I ran. On the other hand, I was relieved to get home. Morning Office, hot breakfast, off to…