Clump # 155: Clear away small pile number 14 of 28; activate Lumosity gift.
Four pieces of paper does not quite fit the definition of a pile. I admit, I consciously chose an extra-small clump for today. Here I am at the half-way mark of February, and I’m hitting a wall: tired and uninspired.
The “pile” was a few papers related to gifts we received. The only one needing action was a gift subscription to Lumosity, the brain training and game site, given to me by my older sister. It was from 2011. Yikes. One of countless things I’ve meant to do … someday.
I was sorely tempted to put it aside again in something like an “action” folder … for another sometime in the future. I know all too well that “action” folders are paper graves. The act of filing makes you feel virtuous, as though you’ve done something. So (drum roll) I forced myself to actually activate the gift. It reminded me that I tried to do so in 2011 and couldn’t figure it out. Too dumb for the brain exercises!
One cause of brain freeze: this was the arctic world I drove through this morning:
Beautiful, but dangerous. Even the street signs obliterated.
Remember this jaunty goose, kitted out in smart outfits?
This is what she looked like today:
Remember the hopeful “Think Spring” Snow-maiden?
Today’s slap-in-the-face to such thoughts:
This is more like it:
Thanks very much, but you can stop now.