Can I start this year over? Seriously, can we just take the past six days and pretend they didn’t happen. If not, then how about the past 4 ½ days (the ones I spent mostly in bed)? Can I have a second bite at that part of the apple of 2019? Right now (Sunday morning), I am awake, sitting upright in a chair, drinking coffee and pecking away at my laptop. I have taken the dog for a walk, and she and I have had toast. Yes, I remembered that she gets the buttered corners, not the dry ones. In a few minutes, I’m going to shower, dress like a big boy, get in my car and run an errand. I have also brushed MuMu.
So, can we just call this the start of 2019?
What was my errand?
Well, um, I went to the drug store to buy more Alka-Seltzer Cold Medicine. It’s OK. It’s just to keep the lingering sniffles at bay if I decide to visit my coworkers tomorrow. I may work from home. I can do that. I can be equally effective doing my job from a desk three feet from the corner of my bed as I can in that 59°f (15°c) office I mentioned on Saturday. I may just do that. If I can have a mulligan, so can the landlord. He can have an extra day to get the building warm.
In fact, I’ll concede to give everyone a mulligan, as long as I can have one. Those sports teams I was crying in my seltzer about – mulligan – we’ll get them next year. Congress, and their inability to keep all the cars of the government railroad on the track – mulligan – come back today, hit it hard and git ‘er done. Connecticut, I’ve only been here 38 years, and you’ve had a budget crisis in 44 of them, but – mulligan – you got a new governor, a new legislature and from now until June to figure that out.
Um, Connecticut, just so you understand, that’s June 2019. Specifically, June 30. That’s when the fiscal year ends. I only point that out because the people before you celebrated when they finally passed a budget on October 30. So, June, OK?
WordPress. I know it’s technically not a 2019 issue, but I’m giving you a mulligan on this new editor thingie you’re trying to get us to use. I get it, progress. I understand it, but I’m not really liking it. I also don’t really care all that much because I write in Word. I am unlikely to use your editor no matter how good it is. I’ve written fewer than five posts in the WordPress editor in the past two years. But hey, you have a mulligan, you might as well use it. I’d suggest improving the image gallery options.
Even though it might be a slow start, I am comfortable starting 2019 – today. I wasn’t able to wait for the prompt, so no mementos but here’s a nod to Linda G. Hill’s #JusJoJan
Happy New Year (again).
And, for those of you who celebrate Christmas today, we wish you a Happy Feast of the Nativity.