I am still here, but have just been too lazy to post anything. Sometimes, I just get in the “I Don’t Wanta” state of mind and would accomplish nothing if it weren’t for Lilliam’s “Yes, you’re gonna” frame of mind being stronger.
Maybe it is the heat and lack of rain. We were talking last night and I can’t remember the winds being so high this time of year. When you couple that with the lack of rain and the heat index causes me to just affix myself in front of the TV and veg out.
Thank goodness for NetFlix. I did watch the NCAA finals over the Internet the other night. USTVNOW was acceptable for free, but not sure I would want to pay for it.
Sure, we have eaten out several times and I have photos to post and will one of these days.
My granddaughter had a great trip to Nicaragua and I have photos of her excursion (also on my “to post list”).
My grandson submitted his paper, justifying a graduation gift. He beat the June 1st deadline and is now in the process of answering my followup questions.
I have had a couple Embassy related activities that have moved me out of my chair for short periods of time.
I have continued my daily pool exercise. We did move the time from the morning to the evening, because the sun is hitting too much of the pool to early in the day and the evening being cooler.
I have also been doing some reading about Panama, specifically the Panama Canal. Obviously the importance of Panama was established when the Panama Canal was created. I have intended to read the book by David McCullough entitled “The Path Between the Seas“. For what seems like forever.
I came close to buying it several times and even considered getting it as an audible book. Each time I got distracted by living and it never happened.
On one of Lilliam’s and my trips to the U.S., a good friend gave me a copy. Unfortunately, when we returned to Panama, Lilliam took the book out of the suitcase and put it somewhere.
Several times, I asked about the book and Lilliam didn’t remember where it was. Two days ago I decided to make a thorough search and low and behold, I found it in an unlikely place. It was on a shelf with several other books of mine. Sort of like hiding in plain sight.
If you are planning on living in Panama, this is almost required reading. It is one of the best written books I have ever picked up. When you begin this book, you are immediately transported back into the mid 1800s. The descriptions are vivid and the politics of the era give you a glimmer of the importance of what will follow. David McCullough has a style that keeps you turning each page.
You feel as though you know each individual as you travel with them. This is more than a history book. If you live here, it will be pure entertainment.
I think I have about written all the words I have in me for today. Time to turn on iTunes Radio and see where David McCullough takes me today. The French are just getting underway with their ill conceived plan for the canal.
Thanks to my friend for this wonderful gift. It has been perfect for the current “I don’t wanta” mood that overtook me.