Missing: A Personality

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in March

I seem to have lost my personality recently.

My “part-time” job has been fairly high stress due to some turnover and I’ve been working a lot of hours to transition, streamline, and meet tax due dates. I’ll get those hours back, but not for a while.

If you want to discuss Excel functions and formulas, downloads from the general ledger, and strengthening the accounting around the tax filings, I’m your man! Or person, as it would be.

But if you want to discuss what I’m reading lately (all the  J.D. Robb’s starting with the first one), what television shows I’m watching (reruns of Numb3rs), and what hobbies I’ve been enjoying (none), forget about it.

I considered that if I wasn’t reading anything complex or doing any writing or even photography, perhaps I should find a new hobby or resurrect an old one. So I started doing a bit more cooking and I figured out how to use the Big Green Egg. About every other weekend, even in the snow, I’m happily smoking away something for my lunch.

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I’ve had a few times where I didn’t pull the meat off until 2 am.

Otherwise, my life consists of work, sleep, and exercise, along with laundry and dog duty. I’m pretty boring to be around right now unless you want to talk about taxes.

But if you have a few minutes, I’d love to tell you all about how I just knocked eight days off the process from last month to this month. I’ll even brag that I haven’t worked to 9 pm the last two weeks – woohoo!

Or for even more fun, I’ll talk about the cuddles I get when I take a few minutes before bed to read. My electric afghan draws quite a crowd.

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My puppy is getting more gray every day!

So this is the season of my life for now. It’s not good or bad, it just is. My husband reminds me that it’s happened before and eventually, it ends. I do miss having a personality though.