Ever notice...

Ever notice that...

Most scammy spam has about the worst spelling and the poorest grammer you ever saw? Not to stereotype, but you can almost hear the broken/lazy English as you read it. Yeah, like I'm gonna fall for that!

Most cars that are going too slow/erratic are typically driven by someone who is 1) on the phone, 2) without a hands-free earpiece, who 3) is doing a million other things besides actually driving?

The closer you get to the holidays, the more people who think the world revolves around them seem to come pouring out of the woodwork? I was at Starbucks on December 23, and there was this woman in line in front of me giving the barista at the counter all sorts of grief because either they didn't have the gift card she was after or there was some program they (at that particular Starbucks) weren't running and she felt that they needed to stop everything and cater to her needs right. that. moment. Nevermind the fact that there was this entire line of customers (a large, growing line at that) behind her who were eager to get their morning java jolt and go on their merry way?

Just some random musings to catch everyone up.

I know. I've been bad. I haven't posted in forever. I'd start posts, then get distracted. Or be busy worrying about the job search/not having a job. Getting laid off before the holidays is a mixed blessing indeed. While I miss my co-workers and the general nature of work I did, there's a lot of things I don't miss. I don't miss the stress. I don't miss the craziness. I don't miss being 3/4 of the way down one path then having to suddenly change directions. I've also busied myself inquiring about job openings, interviewing, then sorting out the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's seemed that the bad and the ugly have dominated as of late. I'm hoping with the New Year that will soon change. The good news is I've landed some freelance projects and have made some good contacts. If this trend continues I may have to back off the job search a bit. It would be nice to work from home.

What do I hope to accomplish with the New Year? Well first, no resolutions. I stopped doing that a long time ago. Reducing stress and losing weight sort of took care of themselves anyway with the layoff. Way reduced stress and as a result I have lost 10 pounds since November.

I hope to get my creative outlet churning again. The freelance gigs are feeding that, plus I hope to make something of myself as a scrapbooker and digital artist this year. The latter may mean giving up something, but I'll have to wait and see what happens. I hope to travel more, even if it's simple day trips in-state. There's a lot of Colorado I haven't seen, even though my heart pines to live near the ocean again.

There's a big, bold, bright, New Year ahead of us, folks. Enjoy it. Take it head-on. See it as a fresh new start. A brand new day.

P.S. Welcome to the world, little Jason Connor! :-)

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