Monday, November 29, 2021

Where Has This Month Gone?

November is almost over.  It feels like this month and year have gone by in a blink.  After posting nine times in October, my creative juices dried up and this is only the fourth post of the month.  So, what did I do this month?

I continued to walk towards my now seemingly unachievable goal of walking one thousand miles in 2021.  The heat of the summer shortened my walks and while I've tried to make up for that by doing more and longer hikes this fall, I'm pretty sure the thousand miles are out of reach.  In November I didn't help the situation when I took several days off from walking for various reasons.

The Olympic Curling Trials were in Omaha this month.  I managed to go to only a couple matches.  In the past I have been a lot more enthusiastic about going to see the curling live and in person but this year the interest wasn't really there for me.  I did manage to see both men's and women's qualifying teams compete.

The same week as the curling trials I received my Covid-19 booster shot.  I decided to switch it up a bit and got the Moderna booster to compliment my first two Pfizer vaccinations.  I was a bit tired after the booster but it lasted only twenty-four hours.  Just in time for the Omicron variant.

We spent Thanksgiving day at my Mom's house.  The Wife prepared the turkey, stuffing, and bread.  Mom and Ernie's kids provided the rest of the feast.  The food was great and the company even better.  It felt nice to feel comfortable in a group setting again.

Finally, today is the fifth anniversary of GV's passing.  Sometimes it feels like it was aeons ago.  Other times it feels like it was yesterday.  The flow of time, especially the last two years, has a weird way of changing day to day and emotion to emotion.

The holiday season has now started.  I put the tree up on Saturday and most of the exterior lights and the oversized Christmas balls in our oak tree on Sunday.  While I feel the season it feels somewhat subdued.  Maybe it's the warm weather we've been having and the lack of snow.  Maybe it's that I've really been feeling my age lately.  I'm sure things will improve once the ground is covered in the first blanket of snow. 

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