old habits

The way things have been going over the last five or six months, I’ve fallen out of a lot of my usual habits.  Things are settling down enough now that I’m trying to reestablish some good habits.  I actually got on my exercise bike today, if only for about 10 minutes.  And, for the first time in quite a while, I set up my coffee maker tonight so the coffee will be ready for me when I get out of the shower tomorrow.  I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of cooking for myself, and avoiding take-out food, with some success.  I didn’t get to the supermarket last weekend, since I was sick, so I really need to get out now and pick up some food for the rest of this week.

Ever since Dad went into the hospital back in late August, I’ve also made a few other random changes to long-standing habits that aren’t particularly consequential, but are a little interesting (at least to me).  I completely lost interest in sci-fi TV shows for quite a while, for instance.  I’m getting back into that habit, having now caught up on all the episodes of Stargate Universe and Sanctuary that had piled up on my DVR.  And I stopped ordering comics every month from Westfield.  I’ve been ordering from them every month for years now, but I’ve built up such a backlog of unread comics now, that it just didn’t make sense to buy any more.  I haven’t read any comics since August, so I still have a big backlog.  Once I really get interested again, I have enough reading material piled up to keep me going for about a year, probably.  I don’t think I’ll ever get back in the habit of buying monthly comics, though.  I’ll probably just stick with trade paperbacks, and occasionally picking up some back issues off eBay or at a con.

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