Monday Musings: Into the New Year as Time Goes By

January is almost over, isn’t it? We are just about one full month into 2017. Time seems to fly by so fast these days. Not sure whether it’s because I am older or what, but I feel like I blinked somewhere along the way and time just speeded up. Maybe I just need to stop and take a few metaphorical deep breaths and reset my timekeeper.

I do like that it is staying light noticeably longer outside now. When I walk the dog in the evening, I don’t have to put his LED light collar on him now. And that means we are heading straight into Spring, doesn’t it? Of course, we do have to get through February first. I don’t know about you, but for me, February is the worst month of the year. It seems to be mostly gray and gloomy, with intermittent teases of warm weather that jump right back to cold. And if it isn’t snowing or sleeting, it’s raining. Or maybe I just want Spring to get here so badly by this time of year, I am making February the bad guy. Well, we will see what ol’ Punxsutawney Phil has to say in a few day, right?

We started watching “The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon Prime recently. We’ve only gotten through two episodes so far (we pick it up when there is nothing recorded in our regular list of TV shows). It’s pretty good. I had heard good things about it, but tend to be reluctant to add new stuff to a list of watched shows that sometimes seems to long to keep up with already. I do like alternate history stories, when they are done well. So far, this one seems to be doing just that.

And that is about all the news that’s fit to print, as the old saying goes. Enjoy your week! Be nice to each other, smile a lot, and don’t forget to take a moment or two to just have fun!

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