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It’s November?

How can it be November already?

I’m at Camp Gottastitch. Doing cross stitch stuff.

I accidentally left Gnomie at home.

He’s probably not mad.

It’s gonna be a great weekend.

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Glad That’s Over

January is a rough month for me . . .

The third week of January is THE WORST WEEK OF THE YEAR for me . . .

There’s an old quote about having a 100% success rate for getting through rough days . . .

I’m happy to keep that streak alive . . .

But to quote Conan O’Brien . . . “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  But what they forget to tell you is that it almost kills you . . . ”

And then I remembered my other favorite Conan O’Brien quote “There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”

Hopefully the annual “Damn this sucks” week is over . . .

Just in time for the next polar vortex . . .


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Things I Learned This Week

That grief is grief is grief. Those who tell you it gets better with time are liars.

That no matter how you think you’re prepared for Ohio winter you’re never prepared for an Ohio winter.

That worry is a total waste of time. Whatever the worst case scenario is, your worry won’t help fix it and when it’s not the worst case scenario you’ve wasted all that time for nothing.

That family drama is actually entertaining when it doesn’t involve you.

And finally – there’s a reason why they’re called ex-husbands

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A True Ohioan

Plans a vacation day to go grocery shopping to avoid the “white death from above” pre winter storm shopping frenzy.

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While I was taking down the Christmas tree last night, I realized I might have a bit of an obsession with Hallmark ornaments.

And Willow Tree figures.

Not bad for someone who hates Christmas.


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More Happy Stuff

I really don’t like January.

Then the mailman brings this kind of happiness.

Still won’t change my opinion but I do look forward to seeing the mail truck at the end of the street.

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See Ya Later, Dude

Tonight was the viewing for the young man from Local Catholic School that passed away last week.  They held it in the gym at the school to accommodate the crowd . . .

It was packed . . . there were no parking spaces . . . and I saw some creative parking skills!

I got to see some of “my kids” and some of my old co-workers . . . it was nice to see them but sad to see them under those circumstances . . .

Watching football players cry was horrible . . . watching football coaches cry was gut wrenching . . .

Seeing him in a casket with his trademark little devilish smirk was more than I could bear . . .

Dang I hate January . . .



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