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Going Just Slightly Nuts

on 29 December, 2015

Who would have thought that having this time off would get old? I had so many ideas and projects that I wanted to work on that I thought I’d never get it all done, let alone be bored with it all. But I am. Bored.

I’ve done everything that I wanted to do and then some. I love the way things took off with my creative blog, this one was sort of incidental, to be able to talk about plans and thoughts and ideas about where to go with this part of my life.

But I can tell you this: I have to work. Yes, I have done much with computers and all that it entails, but without a group and without feedback, it does get lonely. I think I am too much an entertainer and need to be in the company of others. I need that feedback and banter and I need to be involved in something larger than just me (or just me and The Kid). And I worry that I’ve been a bit too focused on my projects that I’ve missed out some on what’s been going on in the world around me.

Granted, being able to wake up when I want has been delicious! I’ve not heard the sound of an alarm for longer than I can recall. I’m a bit of a scheduled type person anyway, so I keep regular hours for the most part. And I love the fact that I can – at a moment’s notice – drop everything and jump in the car and go somewhere. Although it seems, we’ve not done that in a while.

I think that once I hit the year mark, I was ready to return to work. But since that coincided with the fact that my ortho-doc thought it was time to do the knee surgeries, I’ve not returned to the job hunt. Didn’t make much sense to be interviewing for a job that a month or two later I would have to take off for three months (or longer) to recover and do my physical therapies. Made more sense just to continue the sabbatical.

So, its been about thirteen months now and frankly, I’ve organized and re-organized just about everything in this house and garage. I’ve been trying to keep the non-physical projects in check for when I am less ambulatory like re-designing the other blog’s look. Oh, and I’ve decided to create a watermark for my photos… seems like they get around the internet without any trace back to my blog. A bit of work, but perfect for those times I can’t be physically active.

I swear that I have watched everything that has ever been recorded that is worth watching. I haven’t watched live television in years now (with the exception of that tv on at my doctor’s office) and don’t plan to start any time soon. I love streaming movies and shows. But it does mean that I am at the mercy of what is currently being streamed. I’ve actually reverted back to reading. Books. Yes, you read that right. I re-read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s books and two of Steven King’s books and ready for something new. I think I heard that Mr. King recently released a new book? I gotta get out of this house and do some window shopping or something.

Okay, enough k’vetching for today.



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