Another click of the ‘ol odometer. In lieu of churning out my usual ‘best of’ lists, resolutions, writing goals, et cetera over the final week of the past year, I opted to de-link from the net a bit and focus more on my family. I liked it. Go figure.
Fortunately, the Prisons and Workhouses are Still Open: Looking back over the news summaries, I see we finally got a New Deal for Christmas—a few days late, like my Christmas cards and gifts to extended family. If only.
The Late Snow: What most observers would call a decent Christmas snow arrived in the Greater KC Metro Area on New Year’s Eve. I’m sensing a trend here.
If It Doesn’t Move, Paint It: The Lovely Wife enlisted me in a crusade to repaint our living room over the holidays, which took about three days of agonizing over color swatches and two days of actual painting. We opted for “Manhattan Mist,” a hue that looked gray on the swatch, white in the can, and blue on the wall. We are, however, well-pleased with the outcome, though I foresee more painting to come. Onward to the trim!
Looming on the Horizon: Three major family milestones this year—The Eldest Son will wed the Delightful Fiancée (soon-to-be Delightful Daughter-In-Law), the Current Collegiate graduates, and the fully-recovered Darling Daughter returns to the USAF Academy for Basic Cadet Training Take 2.
Panzer Vor! I’m returning to Germany in a couple of weeks to re-enact the Battle of the Bulge. No, I’m not talking about food—click the link, weisenheimer. Sigh. Okay, okay…it’s really just another work trip, I won’t be anywhere near the Ardennes forest, and all ordnance will be simulated.