After getting rolling with a nice cup of green tea I started working around the house a bit. The wife and kids slept really late this morning. She’s still nursing a headache and going back to school is taking it out of the kids.
We got the grocery list together and spent the afternoon together (me and the wife) doing the shopping. It’s nice to be alone for awhile. It’s a rarity nowadays. Becoming a thing more often now that the kids are older.
We watched Ghostbusters: Afterlife tonight as we are dinner as a family, something else that’s a rarity lately due to so much going on with school and work.
I believe this one to be equal to the original.
Laughs, adventure, hero moments and a heavy pull on the heartstrings.
We are short on help, and that means sometimes corners get cut. I’m not too fond of that but sometimes it’s necessary.
This morning I was at my first store, and a manager asked me about the section we take care of and why it wasn’t priced. I started into the spiel about we don’t have enough time to do that; if they could get someone to price it, that would be great.
She looked disappointed and said, “That’s not like you.”
I have a reputation in my stores for doing more than I have to. I do my job, and I do a little bit of somebody else’s too.
Part of my New Year’s resolution, I don’t make them, but this one’s going to stick, is that the job will be done. I will do the job correctly, and I will do it to the best of my ability.
I’ve really got to get back to basics.
I guess what it comes down to is that I got told about myself this morning.
And maybe that last feeling I have left got hurt by that.
Sometimes we lose our way and stray from the path.
The wife hasn’t been feeling well this week. Suffering from a migraine.
And that is fine. I don’t mind helping out and doing supper. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s my place.
I’m disgusted by a comment from Senator Ted Cruz and I’m hoping that it was a clip of video taken out of context.
I don’t think that the folks who entered the Capitol were in the right in any way on January 6. I think it was foolish to do what they did. But I don’t think it was a “violent terrorist attack”. I think we’re looking at another RINO if things aren’t proven otherwise.
He says in the video that Jan. 6, 2020 was “a violent terrorist attack” on the Capitol.
If it wasn’t taken out of context I’ve lost what little trust I had in the man.
I’ve started off my morning at 0530 listening to the wind howl outside. A cold front is moving through leading to strong winds and I do not like high wind.
A couple of years ago, a tornado went over the house, and it’s given me a little PTSD in that regard.
So I’m sitting here with G and listening to the wind. Praying we’re okay and hoping the roof stays intact.
This is the early morning part of the blog. I need to get to work, but I’m not driving in the dark in these conditions. Better safe than sorry.
And the wind calmed down and the clouds burned away, and then…winter came.
I mean it got cold, quick.
I’m thinking spaghetti tonight so she won’t have to cook. Me and the kids can.
Yeah. Spaghetti it is.
I’m trying to show the kids what we can get done when we work together.
This afternoon when we got home I put everyone to their tasks. Sam on folding clothes and getting trash up. Logan on dishes and getting clothes out if the dryer while I browned hamburger meat and started another load of clothes.
And my plan would have worked too if it hadn’t been for that…kid.
Attitude is everything, and this afternoon, Sam had a bad one.
We still got a lot done in under forty minutes, but we could have been done sooner and on about our day. He’ll learn how to control that temper. Hopefully.
We got everything done so quickly I was able to get a lot of other stuff done today before supper. Usually I’ll spend my nights catching up. Tonight I’m just enjoying the evening.
Tomorrow begins a new year at work. I’ve had to rush through so much being by myself with occasional help (no slight to the boss, he has been excellent.)
I think it’s time to slow down. It’s going to require me to work a few more hours but doing these jobs we’re being paid to do, it isn’t right to rush and possibly short any customer.
So, time to downshift. Pump the brakes. Do the job because that’s what I’m paid for.
Off to church this morning, and afterward, we did our shopping and errands and went and got haircuts. We came back home to chores that we’re left sitting on New Years Day.
The tree had to come down, and Mags and Sam took care of that. She’s going easy on me due to my back.
While all that is happening and the clothes are drying with the kids done with their part of the chores, our Sunday afternoon is resting and watching a little something.
Today’s choice was The Replacements with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. Excellent football movie! While I’m not a sports fan in the least, I love football movies—especially comedies. This is where I get those little bits if football knowledge that shock and impress the wife every once in a while.
This one has a little bit if everything. Laughs, drama, sports stuff. It checks a lot of boxes for both of us, and it’s an excellent way to spend a couple of hours.
Life is what you make it, and every year we get to start over.
I’m sitting in my chair at the house after a bit of adventure in our county, well, not so much an adventure, but an annoyance. We have recycling centers, and it’s hard to tell when they’ll be open around the holidays. Today the schedule showed open; the one near here wasn’t scheduled to be open, and that’s fine. The next closest one was showing open and wasn’t. I’d like to see some consistency in how our county faithfully displays its schedules. And I do; they consistently don’t do their job.
Thanks to the kindness and grace of a friend at one of our local stores I was able to get rid of my trash so that’s fine. I’m thankful for that.
But I’m already starting the year with a mark against our local government, and that’s not good.
I don’t expect them to do any better at anything else the rest of the year.
I’m at a point in life—one where I have lost faith in most of the things and people around me.
My central faith is fine and intact with God.
My faith in my wife is fine and unchanged.
I’ve lost my faith in people, the people who run things, the people who think they’re in charge. The people around me that don’t do their jobs. The one’s that don’t care.
This isn’t a new year, new me thing.
I remain the same. I learn something new every day. But it’s time to move on from some things and people.
I think my main resolution this year is to read a book a week. I don’t make resolutions, but that’s a decent and attainable one. If you don’t have time to read you don’t have time to write.