So here are a few things on my mind this week, in no particular order.
Ferguson. I do understand the frustration of many residents of that St. Louis suburb on hearing the news that a grand jury did not indict the police officer who shot an unarmed man. I do NOT understand how that justifies burning cars and local business to express their anger.
Vacations. I think time off from work is very important. It helps us recharge. The down side: I get so wrapped up in the chaos of work that it takes days to unwind. I have a whole day today, for example, with no time-specific agenda, which simultaneously energizes and bores me. While I’m figuring what to do, I am writing, so I guess that is a good thing.
Thanksgiving. I used to have deep holiday depression during the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving Day and continuing through New Year’s Eve. That feeling has been very minimal for the past few years. I was especially looking forward to my sister’s planned visit, the first time she’s been in my town in nine years. I created an exciting agenda for her time here, cleaned up my apartment, turned my guest room from a junk room back into a guest room. However, she is sick and we had to reschedule the visit. The good part is that she is now coming here for Christmas, but the bad part is that I am feeling an emotional letdown. This will certainly be an awesome Thanksgiving because my GF and I will have some unexpected ‘us’ time and we’ve made some new plans that are unique to us. But I’m still a little blue.
Guitar: I have a new guitar teacher. The one I’ve had for a year took Saturdays off his teaching schedule and I am not available on his other days. The new guy is even younger than the old guy but his approach is equally fun and his knowledge of all music genres, including blues (my favorite), is incredible. His approach is a little less academic than the first guy but he also has the balance of study/fun that works best for me.
Weather: freezing for several days last week, near 70 yesterday, snow predicted for tomorrow and it won’t get about 35 for two days.
Thankfulness: I am thankful and grateful for a great job, good health and awesome friends.
Well, that’s it for this post. Thanks for visiting. Happy Thanksgiving.[BL1]