Changing Things Up

I hope everyone in America had a great Thanksgiving, in spite of travel cautions, mask mandates or whatever nonsense was thrown your way. We’ve now reached the end of November (well, tomorrow), and we approach the final month of the year. Let us all hope and (if you are religiously inclined) pray things begin to improve come January.

I have decided, especially after the extremely hectic week of Thanksgiving, I am going to tone back just a tad this blog. Rather than attempting to post every day, racking my brains for whatever happens to come to mind, I’m going to post every couple of days (or so). Yes, this blog is a diary-of-sorts, but posting every day has become too much like a chore and not so much out of enjoyment. I hate forcing myself when the thoughts don’t come. Additionally, I can write some posts out and save them for when things happen and I have nothing at all to post. November has been the most difficult month for me since beginning writing on a nearly-daily basis back in March. Back then, it was the height of quarantines and lockdowns, and I was temporarily out of a job. Now, I’m back full-time, even overtime like last week. I don’t have nearly as much time to dedicate to writing a bunch. I love to write, since it allows me to express myself better than I ever could verbally.

This past week has been rather enjoyable, despite all the work. My daughter, who moved to Kansas back in September, came out to visit for Thanksgiving. Sadly, though, her flight back is this coming Wednesday. I cried when she left in September, and I probably will again this week, but she is my only daughter, so I think I’m entitled to those moments of emotion. She wanted to come for Christmas, as well, however that may not be possible due to financial constraints and whether her job would give her the time off again. I mean, it’d be nice, but we’ll have to see.

Speaking of Christmas, I will be taking a well-deserved week off from work between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I don’t plan on going anywhere during those days; I just need to not be at work or even think about work for a few days. I like my job, but every once in a while, everyone needs a few days away from their workplace. Honestly, it’ll probably make me a little lazy, and make the first day or two a struggle, but I’ll be able to get back into it rather quickly.

And now, a quick quote of the day:

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

Yogi Berra

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