The end of my working year is in view – only two weeks to go!

I’m searching for a free replacement for server-side hosting (database & code) now that Heroku no longer offers a free entry tier. Do you have any recommendations? I need an option also to schedule a background task with at least a 15-minute resolution.

I’m now the proud owner of an artificial Christmas tree. I don’t want to kill a real tree yearly to have one in my living room for two weeks.

I’m now the proud owner of an artificial Christmas tree. I don’t want to kill a real tree yearly to have one in my living room for two weeks.

MBNOV Reprise 2

I’m staring at the mirror, observing my figure unhappy with what I see. I should start doing something for my body, so I’m looking for the best for the feast next month. It is the time to celebrate the renewal of my driving license. It was a long path, and I have a lot of admiration for everybody who managed to do this type of test without training. And nobody is exempt from taking such a test; otherwise, you can’t move around in this place.

I shake off the echo of the test, walk down to the kitchen, and start reading the newspaper to gain insight into the world. Not that I want to, but it is always helpful to be informed. The current consensus is that a certain famous minister displays unworthy conduct. And he is under heavy suspicion from the public and media. I don’t know how much of this is true. It sounds more like a lot of hot air.

I adjust my legs to prevent a cramp and leave the front page. Let’s ignore the messages of war and the aluminium crisis for now and look if there is anything about my favorite movie franchise in the culture section.

My tea water is ready, and I fill my mug. I found a unique cup in a barrel shape next to an old tire. That was last year when I visited an antique store. I’ve only bought the mug and a first-edition print of a novel. The story is strange, but I like it. It is about a group of humans repeating the same errors all the time. The plot is placed on an ice planet where they were apparently stranded some years ago. It is a crazy story but also a bit dated. But the author had some funny ideas about how they can survive, and they have a herd of sheep grazeing on some moss growing in an ice cave.

Drinking my tea, I need to update my schedule for today, so I can retain my sanity and my ritual downtime in the evening. I have some commitments today. But mostly, I can relax today, which helps my motivation.

The trend in my life lately was towards the strange. Last week I bought myself a pet fish. I fought it would help with my safety – but I’m still not sure which brain wave I was following at that moment.

Like the last time a creative text with all the words from this years MBNOV words. See MBNOV Reprise for my last one.

The “Christmas window” at my parent’s home. A sugary winter castle with little snowmen.

The “Christmas window” at my parent’s home. A sugary winter castle with little snowmen.

We have many rules to prevent accidents from happening in our lives. But it also means we must take the safety rules seriously and pay attention to them.

Starting with a new piano piece today: Arabeske by Friedrich Burgmüller. It a different style to the other pieces I’ve tried so far but I like it. It’s not sounding like anything yet.

Starting with a new piano piece today: Arabeske by Friedrich Burgmüller. It a different style to the other pieces I’ve tried so far but I like it. It’s not sounding like anything yet.

I need to keep the amount of commitments in my life under close observation. Otherwise, I overcommit and get burned out.

I had a story idea while lying awake in bed. Something about forgetting, and I fought that I should write it down as it would be funny when I woke up again in the morning and had the idea forgotten.

Guess what happened in the morning :-)

Back from the doctor’s appointment. It looks like I need to find a new doctor again. I hate it when I have the feeling that I’m troubling him in his day :-( Come on, I’m here and am your paying customer. Don’t try to end the conversation before we actually start.

I walk over the crest and see my cows grazeing on the pasture — content with their lives and the world.

I’m experimenting with the graph view in Obsidian. I like how all my notes look and how they are connected. But I need to link a bit more :-)

I’m experimenting with the graph view in Obsidian. I like how all my notes look and how they are connected. But I need to link a bit more :-)

I love my work Macbook Pro 14 inch. It is nice and small so that I could use it in the car, and later on the bus, we drove to the restaurant for Christmas dinner with my wife’s workplace. And all because we found a bug in the software my customer wants to take productive today.

Writing a novel does no longer sound as unimaginable as it used to be a year ago or so, But it is still a lot of hard work, and I’m not yet ready for it.