October 2020

by Tom Swift

26 Monday

  • Your dog’s birth.
  • Morning energy.
  • Morning coffee.
  • Morning meditation.
  • Heat.

25 Sunday

  • Teachers.
  • Zoom.
  • Mobility time.
  • Car rides with the little buddy.
  • Yard waste bags.
  • Special meals.
  • Printed books and newspapers.
  • Cool air.
  • Oatmeal at night.

24 Saturday

  • The way organizing something physically clears the mind psychologically.
  • Salmon.
  • Borat moviefilm.
  • Clarity.

23 Friday

  • Your way.
  • Time.
  • The way the psyche catches up eventually.
  • Humor.
  • Challenges.
  • Melting snow.
  • The chance to study something.
  • Friends who know more than you do.

23 Thursday

  • Full-body workouts.
  • Increased energy.
  • Steve Schmidt.

21 Wednesday

  • Long walks in cold weather.
  • Broccoli pizza.
  • Great conversation.
  • Feeling stimulated and grounded at the same time.
  • Squats.
  • Squirrels on your fence.
  • Hustle.
  • The good that comes when you use the writing muscle.

20 Tuesday

  • An honest mechanic.
  • A small bill.
  • Good news.
  • Early walks.
  • Early workouts.
  • The moment you file a piece.
  • Being able to walk to your car shop.
  • The first snow.
  • The way you see things.
  • Tater tots.

19 Monday

  • Finally learning how to do side lateral raises right.
  • The dark morning drive to the gym.
  • Your furnace.
  • Small bits of progress.
  • Lenny’s cookies.

18 Sunday

  • Lowertown, St. Paul.
  • Walks.
  • The chance learn how to be better at walking.
  • “The Walk of Life” by Dire Straits.
  • Going to the grocery store at night.
  • Chili with Mexican chips.
  • Pumpkins on front steps.

17 Saturday

  • Meditation.
  • Full bags of leaves.
  • The bird that flew into the side of your house. May he live long and prosper.
  • Having many interests.
  • Extra hours of darkness. Thanks, little buddy, for waking us up.
  • The first snow.
  • The sound of rain.

11 Sunday

  • Friend time.
  • Day-old coffee.
  • New solutions to repeat problems.
  • Good questions.
  • Power naps.
  • Experience.
  • Sunsets over a lake.

10 Saturday

  • Learning a lesson you won’t forget.
  • Feedback.
  • Loneliness.
  • Warm October nights.

9 Friday

  • Recycling centers.
  • LED lightbulbs. What an eye-opener.
  • Eye exams.
  • Salmon night.
  • Potatoes with garlic.

8 Thursday

  • Meditations.
  • Pizza night.
  • Orange leaves.
  • Red leaves.
  • A walking lunch.
  • Meditation.

4 Sunday

  • Lake Hiawatha.
  • Hillside Cemetery.
  • Gift cards that pay for dinner.
  • Raking leaves.
  • New light bulbs.
  • Fall light.
  • Reading printed newspapers and printed books before bed.

3 Saturday

  • Lake Nokomis.
  • Fall afternoons.
  • Libraries.
  • Starting new books.
  • Tim Riggins.

1 Thursday

  • New responsibilities.
  • New ideas.
  • New plans.
  • Expressing fears.
  • Honey ginger echinacea drink.
  • Coach Eric Taylor.
  • Doing an entire workout with a single bar.
  • Frozen pizza.