A Month in Review: January-Oh.*

Hello Love, 2021. Pennsylvania. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.

Daaaamn it’s cold, yo!

(It’s winter in PA, Snap. Not a big shock.)

And it’s the last day of January, Dear Friends.

And since I’ve royally effed-up my Daily Posting vow, I’ve decided to make myself feel better about my negligence by creating a new little feature (one in which I may or may not stick to, because, well, I’m having a rough go with all of my creative efforts lately, it seems.)

Anyway, behold:

SnapDragon’s A Month in Review!

(cue blank stares, and several people absently scrolling through their phones)

Here’s what happened this month:

1. We have a new President of The United States. That’s pretty big news, no? So can we Americans just agree to take a collective breath, put the past behind us, and work together to improve society? Cool, that’s what I thought.

2. Snap’s got a new attitude. Although it’s online, and my actual fingers-to-keyboard work time is minimal, my job kinda sucks. It’s been a major letdown. But, I’ve decided to channel some advice I got from a colleague in my first unhealthy job: If you can’t change your situation, change your attitude.

3. Patience, patience little dear.** Call me crazy, but I’m starting to feel like there may be some hard feelings over our family’s decision to stay on lock-down. Snap’s intuition, I guess. I mean, I know it sucks. Who doesn’t want to get out of the house and hang out? But, I also don’t want to get sick, or, possibly die. And if you saw what we saw our son go through in the NICU, you wouldn’t be so quick to shirk CDC guidelines. It’s just not worth the risk.

4. There is so much to be happy about. Maybe more than anything else, I do not want to live life feeling sorry for myself. My existence is really just a random collection of matter, which in itself is a pretty amazing thing. Shit happens–to all of us–and it’s not a competition as to who has suffered most. I am owed nothing, from anyone. It doesn’t matter who did what; it matters how I respond. And I have everything I need to be happy.

5. We be travelin’ soon. The Sweet Husband has done yet another fine job on revamping the RV! (Photos to come.) And we’ll be hitting the highway soon, for an adventure down south. (Posts to come.) It’s really incredible when you take a step back and realize the lives we lead. All that has led us here. And all that lies ahead.

Wishing you well, Dear Reader.

And here’s to a lovely February ahead.

. . .

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* Shout-out to The Decemberists. God love ’em.

** Yep. Willy Wonka quote. ‘Cuz it’s just a part of my life, and probably always will be.

18 responses to “A Month in Review: January-Oh.*”

  1. I’m not sure where you are but in Lancaster we have about 4 inches of snow already and are on target for 1-10 feet depending on which news you watch. πŸ›·

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    1. Haha. Such a broad window! I’m just outside the Philly area. Not sure how much we got so far, but it’s a good amount! I kind of love it. ❄️

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  2. Love The Decemberists. Caught em in Ann Arbor a couple years ago. Great show. Happy Trails in the RV.

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    1. Yes! They put on such an incredible show. True talent. And, thanks! We can’t wait to be back in the RV. πŸ•Š

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  3. Enjoy your southbound trip!! Something to look forward to in the gloom of winter!

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    1. Yes! Thank you, my friend from Brittany. Hope you are well! πŸ•Š

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      1. πŸ™‚ Aye, all ok here but lockdown and curfew means no trips beyond the supermarket for a while yet 😦

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        1. Ugh. Hang tight! This too shall pass. πŸ•Š

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          1. yes … just, hurry up already haha πŸ˜‰

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            1. For real! πŸ‘πŸ»

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  4. You are so right about all of this. Here’s to a great February!

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    1. Thanks, friend! Same to you. πŸ•Š

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  5. I would be happy just thinking about getting away down South! In fact I’m happy thinking of you and yours getting away!!! I love the Smoky Mountains!!! Of course right now anywhere would be good. Take care of you.

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    1. Thanks, Bryan! The Smokies are definitely on our list! πŸ•Š

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  6. all in all, a good month. can’t wait to read about your upcoming travels…

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    1. Thanks, Jim! Hope you are well. πŸ•Š

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  7. No hat? The rest of you seems bundled up pretty good.

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    1. Haha. Maybe for February’s post! πŸ™ˆβ„οΈβ˜•οΈ

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