Morning Pages: January 3rd, 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I've been locking myself down until I think it's safe to go out again. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily "morning pages" get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.

Such a happy catto!


Crazy to think that this is the first morning pages of the year. I would reallly like to get a "I survived 2020" T-shirt, I think they're on sale right now. But I don't think I care enough in order to spend $20, because I have a bunch of other T-shirts anyways.

I spent the last three days or something crazy like that manually filling in data from my financial ledger into a spreadsheet. I think there might be errors at different points of this dataset, because I've already discovered I failed to punch in a record about interest, confused the word payments with paycheck, and described non-existent dates, such as 2/31/2018, amid other fun errors. Also fun when in earlier records I failed to use an ipython shell and either used the calculator app on my iPhone or worse yet used my head and so the checksums I thought would help actually hurt. Luckily, my recordkeeping has gotten better over the years, and PostgreSQL's CSV processing tool is pretty strict about what it accepts, and PostgreSQL has data wrangling tools I can apply in order to clean data, so I'm not too worried.

This is the whole milk and cookies thing I was talking about 2020/12/31 coming into view now, which is pretty neat.