The Occasional Rant

Some of my thoughts about the world.

2011 wrap-up

Posted by FredH On December - 20 - 2011 Subscribe here

Well folks, another year is almost at an end.

I’m not normally one to care that much about year-end recaps.  They are certainly done to death by enough other people that I don’t need to add to the clutter.  But perhaps in lieu of writing recap letter for Christmas cards that I am not going to get around to sending out anyway (sorry if you were expecting one), I can put some thoughts here instead.

I realized I hadn’t posted here in a while.  In fact, I noticed it some time ago – trouble was, I had forgotten my own log-on info to be able to post!  Oops.  I didn’t think about it then, but maybe this is age-related.  Luckily, I know my limitations, and I had recorded the information I needed.  So far, I don’t seem to have forgotten where I keep those sorts of reminders, thus I am able to rant once again.

In my last post, I was already sounding like a codger, and complaining about waiting in long lines.   I just had to pause and think about how old I actually am, and do some math to get the answer.  Uh-Oh!  That can’t be a good sign.  Maybe it’s not all that bad; maybe I am just to a point where I no longer care about my actual age.   I am probably going to still just act like a big overgrown kid anyway.

As a big overgrown kid, you might think that I am all excited about Christmas.  I am, but only because I get to take a trip to see family, and we are all meeting somewhere that is home to none of us.  This sounds strange, but since no one is really hosting in this case, I really think it will be kind of neat.  Plus, it’s a place I have never been to before, so I am hoping to do some sightseeing as part of the trip.   It’s been a few years since I went someplace new and just explored a little, so this trip should be fun.

Work has been slow this year.  I REALLY want the duldrums to be over!  Don’t get me wrong, I have been able to survive, which is more than others in less fortunate situations.  I am thankful for my blessings, and sympathetic to those with bigger problems.   There looks to be some good things on the horizon for 2012, though.  I just have to keep myself from spoiling anything.

And on that note, it’s time for me to go.  There’s stuff to be done, and I am not getting it done while ranting here.

Here’s to a great 2012!



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