It’s often hard to leave home for work in the morning.
It’s not just because I miss my family or don’t feel like going to work, but often when I leave a bird gets very upset and a spider tries to catch me.
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I spent several hours in the airport the other night waiting to pick up family members whose flight was delayed.
While there, I was able to ponder several important questions, such as:
- Why do they have so many uncomfortable chairs here?
- Why are escalators so much fun?
- How much longer is this going to be?
- Are some people really doing their Christmas shopping here?
- Are the clocks even moving right now? What can I do to waste some time?
In order to waste time, I came up with some deep and insightful thoughts to share with you here about these important subjects:
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My wife and I recently bought a new sofa.
While I know this sounds fun and glamourous, it actually created much more work than I expected.
Our old sofa had served us well for many years. It was great for watching television, napping, serving as a bed when family members stayed at the house, acting as jumping pad for grandchildren and even taking on the role of a scratching post for our cat. That last part was frowned upon by my wife and me, but the cat had grown quite fond of it.
Our feline friend also enjoyed leaving her extra hair on the sofa, as well as knocking small items underneath it.
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Last weekend, I was all set to have a nice quiet few days at home.
I had dealt with a minor health problem for a few weeks and then had to work the two previous weekends. I was tired and I was ready for two slow days of working in the yard, doing some writing, watching television and relaxing.
So, of course, I drove from Ohio to New Mexico instead.
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Like many people, I seem to be getting older.
I’ve noticed it recently in several ways, and I thought I would tell you about it here today before I forget what I was thinking about. Oh yeah, that’s one way. I can’t remember what I am thinking about from one moment to the next.
Here are a few other signs that I am getting older:
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On Saturday, I did something I really didn’t want to do.
And wouldn’t you know it, the whole thing turned out great. My intuition never fails to be wrong.
The event was to help a group that was handing out food boxes. I don’t volunteer to help with anything nearly enough, but every time I have helped with a food drive before I have enjoyed it.
This week, though, it was very cold and I had been busy all week with work. The last thing I wanted to do on a Saturday was to go stand outside in the cold.
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The power went out in my town recently, and I found the whole experience to be rather interesting, enlightening and cold.
When the power first went out, I did the only sensible thing I could do, which was to stare at my computer for a few minutes while I tried to figure out what was going on. Did my computer break? Was my work saved? Is this somehow my fault?
My wife and I are both currently working from home, so we were able to determine that the power went out in the house. Then we learned it was out all across the city. It was concerning to hear the power outage was so widespread, but a relief to know that I most likely would not be blamed.
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Like many people, I enjoy washing my hands.
Although to be clear, I don’t believe that most other people like washing my hands, they generally prefer to wash their own.
And in 2020, I have been washing my hands even more than usual. All of this hand washing, though, has caused plenty of hand wringing due to the handful of important issues involving liquid hand soap in the world today.
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Some days, you just need to look ahead and look up.
I have been trying to remember that lately, as life seems pretty challenging at times.
- The whole COVID-19 situation has changed life as we know it, at least for now, and it continues to go on and on.
- The political situation in the country is insane.
- And work seems to be busier and busier all of the time, which doesn’t leave as much time for writing.
But here I am today anyway, trying to make sense out of a few things that have been on my mind:
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Is it possible to chop down a stump?
While that sounds like a deep philosophical question, it was also a practical question I was faced with in the yard the other day.
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