I have long wondered why it is that we’re supposed to count sheep when we can’t sleep. Why sheep as opposed to another type of animal? Why an animal at all?
When I first started getting comments, I responded to them via e-mail or on the commenter’s blog. A few months ago, though, I decided I’d respond directly in the post, in hopes of spurring conversation. (Which, um, hasn’t happened. Yet!) Anyway, I just wanted to let those who have commented know that I am not ignoring you (and that I appreciate your comments).
Thus concludes my most boring post ever. (Hey, what do you mean this wasn’t my most boring post ever?)
(The only difference is that this year, I’m not on vacation ’til next week.)
What’s that? Reruns are boring? Yeah. You’re right. Okay. Here’s a mini-poem:
Mother Nature, Mother Nature, why do you tease us so?
Last week a robin red-breast
Today a foot of snow!
See? It never gets old. ;)
I am not a big fan of New Year’s Eve. I’m just, in general, leery of things that are so hype-surrounded, plus there’s the added aspect of being reminded of how quickly time is passing and how much of it I’ve wasted playing Solitaire. (I swear I am not getting paid to type that–or any other!–word; I’ve just been seriously addicted to it lately.) And, frankly, is the fact that’s it’s January, in my humble opinion the least wonderful time of the year, cause for celebration? (Though I will rejoice at not having to see those cars-with-giant-bows ads for another eleven months.)
But, hey, I’m not a total New Year’s curmudgeon/Grinch/Scrooge: I do always enjoy saying, “See you next year!” even if I’ll see or talk to the person to whom I’m saying it in a few days.
I wish you a belated happy Hanukkah
I wish you a belated happy solstice
I wish you a belated happy Festivus
I wish you a merry Christmas
I wish you a happy Kwanzaa
I wish you a happy Boxing Day
And if I left anything out, tell me and I’ll remedy it next year
This was jokingly said to me by a co-worker after I returned to work on Wednesday after I missed two days with Yet Another Cold. After I laughed, I decided it would be a rather apropos title for my next blog post, as I have not posted in quite some time. Indeed, since my last post, I have gained a year. But that’s a topic for another post…