What’s Good in Tater Town 1/24/20

This past week was the last week before my daughter moved back to her apartment near campus. Now I won’t have her being around to excuse my not being productive. I’m sure I can find new excuses. Let’s look at the good.

  1. Dinner with both kids Monday night.
  2. Nice enough weather for a walk every day.
  3. Steak and Shake for dinner one night.
  4. Free coffee at Dunkin.
  5. We got our daughter back to her apartment with no issues.
  6. While I’m sad she’s gone I’m happy she is back where she can see her friends.
  7. Our blinds were finally installed Friday morning.
  8. I got out of the house Friday to deliver late gifts to friends.
  9. One friend saw me delivering the gift so I talked to someone not in my family in person for the first time since I left work.
  10. I used my Starbucks gift card on the way home.
  11. Kentucky basketball actually won a game yesterday.

Turned it all the way up to 11 this week.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 1/17/20

Another quiet week at home. I feel like that is going to be the norm for a while. I need to get out more even if out just means sitting on my front porch to get fresh air. Let’s see if I can make a list of good.

  1. Dinner with both kids Sunday night.
  2. My daughter is still home so I wasn’t completely alone.
  3. I’m reading more.
  4. The weather was nice enough to walk every day.
  5. I used my going away gift to get donuts along with free coffee from Dunkin.
  6. I balanced rest, writing and chores well this week.
  7. My wife is back from Kentucky.

That’s it for this week. It was very quiet. All my sports viewing falls into the bad category this week. Is it baseball season yet?

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What’s Good in Tater Town 1/10/20

It’s been an eventful week in the news. It’s been a very uneventful week in Tater Town. Let’s look at the good.

  1. The Ravens won Sunday and are in the playoffs.
  2. Monday would have been the day I went back to work after the holidays, but I was home instead.
  3. The weather has been nice enough for me to take several walks.
  4. I finished my first book of the year. It was a 600 page zombie novel.
  5. My reading will likely go faster now.
  6. My daughter is still home for another week.
  7. Kentucky basketball is on a three game win streak.
  8. Free sandwich at Mission BBQ.
  9. Free coffee at Dunkin.
  10. Six NFL games to watch this weekend,

That’s all I’ve got this week. Next week I hope to be more productive with writing and work around the house. That can all change if there is another breaking news event.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 1/3/21

2021. Hopefully a year of hope and an eventual return to something resembling normal. I’m back from a holiday hiatus. Let’s find the good.

  1. Both of my kids were with me for 2.5 weeks.
  2. My daughter is still home for at least another week.
  3. We had a good family holiday.
  4. I got my usual Stephen King book for Christmas and enjoyed having time to read it.
  5. My surprise gift this year was Bluetooth earbuds. I’ve been warning those.
  6. I’m now three weeks removed from my toxic work environment.
  7. I was always planning to be off from the 23rd through today so I’ve felt no pressure to be productive at home,
  8. My niece, the nurse, has received her Covid vaccine.
  9. Kentucky football and basketball won yesterday.
  10. Kentucky kid Dontaie Allen was the star for the Kentucky basketball team.
  11. My wife is able to be in Kentucky to spend some time with her mom.

I’m sure there are more from the past couple of weeks, but I will end it there. Tomorrow starts my official new life.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 12/20/20

I’m now one week removed from my job. Taking it easy until after the holidays and then I figure out what life looks like next. Here’s the good.

  1. Both kids came home for the holidays.
  2. The Ravens won in the best game of the NFL season.
  3. We got our first snow of the season.
  4. I spent the week reading and watching TV with my kids.
  5. We finally got to our traditional viewing of Santa Claus is Comin to Town and Rudolph.
  6. Grilled Cheese and Company for dinner one night.

Not a big list this week. Not because it was a bad week, but because it was a very uneventful week. The kids were home. I read. We watched TV. We took the dog for a walk. That’s it.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 12/13/20

While the news outside is mostly frightful, the news in Tater Town is somewhat delightful. Let’s get to it.

  1. Dinner with my son Sunday night.
  2. Zoom going away party on Tuesday was nice. People pretended they actually liked me.
  3. Going away gifts.
  4. Many nice emails from coworkers throughout the system.
  5. Ravens won Tuesday night.
  6. Nice weather all week.
  7. Free lunch on my Friday off.
  8. More gifts on my last day.
  9. I am officially done with my crappy job(Read more about that decision here )
  10. Deleted contact, deleted texts and blocked a number on my phone.
  11. My daughter is home for a few weeks,

Wow. Turned it all the way up to eleven this week.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 12/6/20

We’ve almost made it to the end of 2020. As I mentioned Friday, this year has been very long and weirdly fast. Let’s find the good from last week.

  1. A week almost free of toxic people.
  2. Five days of in person work made the days go faster.
  3. Even though my teams lost I had college basketball and NFL football midweek.
  4. Free coffee Tuesday at Wawa.
  5. I got the stress of my exit interview for work out of the way.
  6. Only 5 more work days and I’m done.
  7. The Kentucky football season ended with a win.
  8. A new SNL last night to watch when I woke up way too early this morning.

That’s all I’ve got for this week. It was a typical quiet week. One more week of work and hopefully my weeks get much better.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 11/29/20

I am now less than two weeks away from the big change. It’s finally starting to feel real. Hopefully, that means I find more good in my weeks soon. Here’s the list for this week.

  1. Lunch from our favorite local cafe Sunday.
  2. We had really nice weather all week.
  3. It was a holiday week so I had fewer days dealing with the bad at work.
  4. College basketball started this week.
  5. I spent time with both kids this week.
  6. We don’t travel or have guests for Thanksgiving so we didn’t have to alter our normal plans.
  7. We started our Christmas season by watching Year Without a Santa Claus and Home Alone.
  8. The outside Christmas lights are up.

I feel like there was more, but since I didn’t make note of them when they happened I have forgotten them.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 11/22/20

It was a week where every day reminded me that I had made the right decision regarding my future. I still haven’t quite made it to the stage where I feel relief. I think that will come once I get past this week. Let’s see if I can remember the good from the week.

  1. I’m one week closer to getting rid of the biggest stress in my life.
  2. I saw my son this week.
  3. Free coffee at Wawa Tuesday.
  4. Our window installation is finally pretty much done.
  5. I’m reading more lately.
  6. I volunteered at a Toys for Tots event yesterday.
  7. They gave me free lunch for doing so.

That’s all I can recall. Looking forward to a holiday week and then the final stretch of my life at the terrible job.

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What’s Good in Tater Town 11/15/20

It was an eventful week in Tater Town. The news outside is getting worse, but things are looking up inside. Here’s the good.

  1. The Ravens were back on TV Sunday and won.
  2. While on our daily walk Sunday my wife surprised me by agreeing that it would be best fir me to leave my toxic work environment.
  3. I turned in my resignation Monday morning. You can read about all of that here
  4. I still have almost a month left to work there, but it has no power over me now.
  5. Everyone I know has been very supportive of my decision.
  6. Something I was supposed to do on my day off was canceled so I got some bonus relaxation time.
  7. Some of my favorite TV shows are back.
  8. Kentucky football was back on TV yesterday and they won.

That the list for this week.

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