One of the things I plan to do this year is make a few things that I should be doing regularly into actual habits. I mean, I kind of had those as goals last year, too, but well, last year was an odd year in so many ways, I just decided that I wasn't going … Continue reading Force of Habit
To say, really. I had hoped things would settle down by now, but, nope. It's like some weird, never-ending disaster movie. Can we just roll credits, please? Or, no, wait. Let's just skip straight to THE END. On a more up note (if you are an American football fan): How about those Cleveland Browns? I … Continue reading I Don’t Have Much
One of the writers I know chooses a word every January to focus themselves for the coming year. I like the idea, so I am going to try it this new year. The word I have chosen this year is: FORWARD For me, this is almost the perfect word for 2021. This past year was, … Continue reading What’s the Word?
So. Out with the old; in with the new, right? And, none too soon, as many are saying. I am not going to tell you I don't agree with that. For the most part, 2020 was a special year. Between the pandemic, political shenanigans, travel bans, restrictions on gatherings and social interaction, and all the … Continue reading Happy New Year!
We got our first significant snow of the season on Saturday. It started as rain, and progressed to a heavy, wet snow that lasted most of the afternoon. We got maybe six inches or so? A lot of branches down and a few trees here. This is what it looked like off the deck: It … Continue reading Winter Is- No, Wait. It’s Here.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the US. With the pandemic looking like it is ramping up again, many people, us included, will be scaling back on the holiday gatherings this year. We will not have the usual out of town folk here this year. We all just felt it was the safest thing and … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week
I started writing a post about the election and its coming aftermath, but, you know what? I got discouraged and upset and borderline angry as I was doing so, and I realized something. That's been the problem for a long time in this country. We are a divided people. We sit around glaring at each … Continue reading How Do We Go Forward From Here?
A few unrelated jumbles of thought for the beginning of a new month: Saturday was Halloween. Our town decided not to cancel trick-or-treating this year, but encouraged masks for everyone and the usual social distancing practices. We did have candy to hand out. Yes, I wore a mask- a proper one. Didn't get many kids … Continue reading And Just Like That, It’s November!
Often, when we hit this point in the year, I am thinking "Gee, I can't believe it's almost November. The year will be over before we know it." This year feels a bit different. I am sure you have all seen the memes about how long this year 2020 has seemed. With the COVID pandemic, … Continue reading Winding Down the Year
Things are rolling along. With a little luck, the BaldMan will be released from rehab this week. That will be very good thing. It will be a bit more than a month since he first went to the hospital. I won't say it will not also be weird. I mean, it's been a month. I've … Continue reading Getting Back in Sync