What’s Good in Tater Town 10/13/18

If you guessed that I once again did not write stuff down throughout the week to make this easier you would be correct. I don’t think that will ever happen. I hope at some point to have a week where it is easy to remember the good. Right now, I’m consistently having weeks that stem from boring and mundane to irritating and stressful. The good is not jumping out at me these days and I do not foresee that changing any time soon. So, let’s see if I can get to ten things this week.

  1. I upgraded to the new IOS and discovered that Waze now works with Apple Car Play. I can now use the good navigation app and see the map on my dashboard, It’s a little thing, but it made me happy.
  2. It was a holiday week and I had an all day training on Thursday so I had two days this week out of the branch with limited contact with other people.
  3. A friend bought a doughnut for me on the way to the training because she knew I was having a bad week.
  4. I filled in showing the teen movie at work on Friday, so for two hours I got paid to eat popcorn and watch Love, Simon.
  5. A cold front kept the hurricane from making it north enough to give us excessive rain.
  6. The cold front finally broke the spell of summer like weather and it is nice and cool outside.
  7. I was able to see where my son is working now when I volunteered at an event yesterday. I also saw him. I guess that is good. I’m not sure how he felt about it.
  8. The volunteer work involved walking in the woods for an hour and a half. It was nice to be outside and away from the boring suburbs for a while.
  9. I still had money on my Grilled Cheese & Co. gift card he gave me for Father’s Day so I had a good lunch after I was done.
  10. No work and no one else at home yesterday meant that after lunch I was able to nap on the couch while watching football.
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What’s Good in Tater Town 10/7/18

Once again, I didn’t think to write things down during the week. One again, it will be tough to do this without notes. I’m in a stretch where I’m not exactly excited to leave the house in the morning. It’s hard to find the good when you feel like it’s a mistake to leave the house in the morning. So, let’s see if I can find ten god things again…

  1. Both of our kids were home for dinner last night. We’ve seen them both a few times since school started, but it’s rare these days for both to be here at the same time.
  2. The new Andrew Smith book Rabbit & Robot and Iron Flower by Laurie Forest both arrived at the library this week.
  3. The Walking Dead comes back tonight. I know it’s the cool thing now to hate the show, but I still like it and I’m interested to see how they write out the main guy.
  4. We’re in a good sports period. Postseason baseball has started, the NFL is ongoing, the NHL has started, college football is going strong, NBA preseason is here and college basketball is right around the corner. It’s even better because my teams are doing well.
  5. Tomorrow is a holiday for me. I have to work today for 4 hour, but I get tomorrow off. Maybe I will actually leave the house and do something fun.(doubtful)
  6. We’ve had a nice stretch of days with no rain. We did have one storm Thursday night, but other than that it has been dry. We’ve also had some nice cool days and more are coming next weekend.
  7. I’m thankful for coffee. A few minutes relaxing with a good cup of coffee can help make a bad day better.
  8. I am completely unaware of whatever drama there is with the public school parents of Anne Arundel county. I’ve unliked the school system Facebook page, I no longer follow them on Twitter and I no longer belong to any associated groups. One of the bonuses of being an empty nester.
  9. Meetings at the offices next door to my old branch meant seeing friends more than usual. I just wish they would schedule my meetings on farmer’s market day.
  10. Future me will be thankful that today me has decided to stop insisting on 10 things on this list every week.

I am going to try to remember to write things down this week. It will make this a lot easier.

What’s Good In Tater Town 9/30/18

I’m going to have to start writing things down during the week so I can remember them for these posts. I’m sure many good things happened over the week, but looking back it all seems either boring or stressful at first glance. The following will be me doing my best to remember 10 good things while typing.

  1. It stopped raining! It hasn’t rained since early Friday morning and there is no significant rain in the forecast for several days.
  2. It is also nice and cool out this weekend. I sat on my deck reading for a couple of hours yesterday. I need more days like that.
  3. I went out with friends last night. I used to see them every day at work and now it is at most monthly. It was good to spend time with them and also good to not be sitting at home on the couch.
  4. Speaking of sitting on the couch – the fall TV season started. If you read the blog, you know I’m a big TV guy. I’ve enjoyed watching the new shows and having new episodes of my favorite returning shows.
  5. The Kentucky football team is now 5-0 and is fun to watch.
  6. The baseball playoffs start this week and I have a reason to care about them as long as Atlanta is there. I miss caring about post-season baseball.
  7. People actually came to the first session of my new book club at work so I wasn’t sitting alone in a room.
  8. After a week or so struggling to want to read, I’ve finally got a book that makes me want to keep reading.
  9. More people keep regularly reading my blog. It’s good to know I’m not just talking to myself.
  10. Both kids are doing well. My son has turned in his grad school application and will graduate in December. My daughter has found a good group of friends at school and is enjoying the college experience.

That was harder than it should have been.

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