Find your own replacement

I’m sick. I’m running a 102 degree temperature. Nausia has set in and I have the all too familiar flu bucket beside me. Again, I’m sick. Sure, today is also the 4th of July. I’m also supposed to be at work, however, with my temperature and other flu like symptoms that is not an option. Work starts at 10pm. So, I called in at 6 to let them know I wasn’t going to make it. This news should not be shocking to them as I worked the previous night and into the early morning. The assistant manager and the shift leaders and my co-workers knew that I was not feeling well; that I barely made it through that shift.  Continue reading

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Turkey Trot!

Each and every year around the holidays various organizations around the USA put on a charity food drive event. The first of these events in my town is called the Turkey Trot. It is a 1k,3k,5k race intended on raising donations (both physical and in monetary form) to restock the food shelf. This event is almost always more successful than anyone could imagine. Runners and walkers, as well as those getting into the spirit show up in numbers to participate. The cost is a minimum donation of $5. In past years, I would participate not so much in the spirit of giving as in the spirit of completing a 5k run. But this year the goal has been driven home hard. This turkey trot is set to restock the local food shelf that I myself visit once a month. No one likes to visit the food shelf but everyone who needs it is glad it is there. There for I encourage everyone to participate- whether you are doing it for the exercise, the prestige in running a 5k, or for the simple knowledge of helping a family in need- every bit helps.

‘Tis the Season

The commercial blares, “Remember when Christmas was magical?”
I retort, “Yes, I do. Remember when it was after Thanksgiving?” It still urkes me to see the christmas decorations being put up a week before Thanksgiving. Christmas has become so commercialized. It’s all about the bottom dollar and big buck gifts.

I understand certain things are nice to have before Christmas- Christmas Cards and item lay away are two very good examples. The items we buy for each other are generally there year round, nothing magical happens to them during Christmas. The only thing that says this is Christmas season are the decorations! and those do not need to be up until after we take down the Thanksgiving ones!!!

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