We had planned to hit a number of local things this year, but just as we were beginning down that path a week before Christmas, we were hit with a nasty plague. Derailed from doing much except cleaning up and preparing for a quiet family weekend, we managed a couple small community light displays and kept things really low key. We feel like we’re just beginning to break out of symptom hell as I write this on December 27th.
2016 has been a bad year, both culturally and politically. It’s easy to be pessimistic and cynical if you allow yourself to be. I know I have ~ too much. However, I’ve also made a decision to try and let go of the crap I can’t change and try and improve the stuff I can. It just takes a little hope and optimism.
Holy crap, if this fall and winter hasn’t been the “bugs from hell” season. From mid-September until now, it’s been one thing after another for both Connie and me. I doubt I’ve strung together more than two or three decent weeks of training/fitness in the past three months.
Or a lack thereof. It’s not hard. In general just try to ensure what you’re doing doesn’t impact others negatively, or that your convenience creates a hardship elsewhere. Why is it so rare and how do we fix it?
There are many theories as to how Donald Trump got himself elected. What’s been happening since is truly frightening. It’s cold comfort that this may well end up saving me some cash because I want nothing to do with that country right now.