I have previously bemoaned the absence of Blogger Sick Days. How about the absence of Blogger Vacation? I am on vacation from my real job this week (also known as “shut down” in the factory world). Why do I have to keep worrying about this silly blog?
Of course the short answer is that I don’t. For heavens’ sake, this is not a paid writing gig. I don’t have a contract with anybody. I daresay not a lot of people would even notice if I did not post every day (I like to think that some would). The long answer is… perhaps not worthy of a blog post. In fact, I’m not even sure if I know the long answer. I only know another short answer: I decided in my head that I would post every day, and that is what I do.
It has been quite a dreadful weather day in the Mohawk Valley today. It snowed like the proverbial son of a bitch most of the day (a friend said on Facebook that it was “snowing like a bitch,” and I corrected her) (thus being both didactic and silly; who says I can’t multitask?). I went out in it for stops at the library and grocery store, necessitating three times of brushing off my vehicle. That’s a lot of snow. When I got home I shoveled the top layer of snow in my driveway. Throughout the afternoon, I checked out the window occasionally as the sonofabitchy snow rendered my labor useless.
I did not get a whole lot else done. I washed the dishes. I cooked a pretty good dinner. I encouraged local entrepreneurship by paying two young men to shovel my driveway after the snow had pretty much obliterated my earlier efforts. They did a marvelous job. Score!
And now I am going to think of a silly headline and call this a Non-Sequitur Thursday post. I hope you’re all having a lovely week after Christmas. Stay safe, if you are also getting hit with a lot of snow.