Recaffeinated Mondays: Back to the Grind

No, not the coffee grinder, unfortunately.

I realize that most of you went back to work last week and worked a full two day so or so before the snow that kept most of us inside. I know, I know, not everywhere was closed.

Today I go back to the day job after two weeks. I started to type two glorious weeks. They were pretty darned good, but I’m not sure I’d call them glorious.

We had some good family time, some good time with friends, and did a fine job celebrating Christmas. We also had to pay for furnace repairs…after Christmas.

The tip jar is still in the sidebar. I’m just saying.

Alas, while I did a good job of writing about my theme for 2018 on Friday…you did read Friday’s post, didn’t you?…I didn’t exactly “Get Things Done” over my vacation.

No, that’s not exactly true. I did a lot of things, including helping get the family ready for Christmas. For the first time in years, we weren’t wrapping presents after the boys went to bed on Christmas Eve.

I did a good bit of just relaxing. Managed to binge-watch all eight Harry Potter movies. I did not, unfortunately, binge-watch The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I no longer have a working DVD drive in my computer. I’m not suffering, I just couldn’t get it to work. True, I could watch them downstairs, and I may still do so this winter…but it is not this day.

I also managed to re-binge-watch The Crown because the bride had not seen it.

Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t spend the week after Christmas…or two weeks after Christmas as the case may be…just watching television.

What I didn’t get to was part of my to-do list. That involved clearing some debris from the yard, and some additional de-leafing, as well as cleaning out the garage.

I had good intentions, but face it, it’s frickin’ cold out there.

My plans were to take care of those things Tuesday through Friday of last week. But, as I mentioned when you read my posts last week…ahem…our furance went out on Monday night. I spent most of Tuesday wearing every piece of clothing I owned waiting for the repair guys. I wasn’t inclined to work out in twenty-ish degree weather when I had no place to retreat to to get warm.

Then…snow…

Those aren’t excuses. They’re circumstances.

Thankfully, due to a bizarre partnership between Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Martin Luther, King, Jr. and former Governor Jim Gilmore, I have a four-day weekend coming up.

True story.

I know, you’re thinking, when does this guy ever work?

All the time, my friend. All the time.

So, the tasks will be accomplished. Just not in my original timeframe. And that’s okay.

But, don’t be getting snarky about thinking I wasn’t doing anything while I was off.

I managed to update three websites: This one, Historic Occasions, and my personal writing website: Michael R. Fletcher: Writing and Graphic Design.

And, by the time you read this post on Monday I will have posted five, count ’em, five blog posts here and at Historic Occasions.

I am happy to pause for a moment whilst you consider how impressed you are.

Likewise I did a good bit of reading. Come back Wednesday and I’ll talk more about that.

Not to be discounted, I am in one way or another currently working with four scripts. One for a show I’m acting in. One for a show I’m directing. My continued editing of Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy, and one that I just can’t talk about yet. You know I will when I can. On a side note, tonight I’m reading another script with the Richmond Playwright’s Forum.

So, honestly, I made pretty good use of the time.

Will I be able to keep up this pace? Maybe, maybe not.

But, I’ll get things done.

How about you?

Let me know if the comments. I have to get to work.

If I can remember where I left my office.


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