As the vacation winds down …
It’s funny how things seem to slow down at the end of the year. Christmas and New Year’s came and went, and my three-week (unpaid) break from my main job neared its end. Traffic seemed to move more slowly, many online sites saw fewer updates, the whole pace of life got a bit poky. I guess that’s normal, and I’ve certainly seen it before, but it just comes off as odd.
Not too much new to report. I worked at the Major Home Improvement Retailer on Christmas Eve, selling the very last Christmas tree of the season late in the afternoon, and on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve was very quiet, at least in the afternoon when I worked, but New Year’s Day was a totally different story. The store was hopping, even though there weren’t any special sales. One thing I did was help throw unsold Christmas trees down the trash compactor chute, which is a difficult job because they jam up like nobody’s business.
I’ve settled into a routine of going to the gym three times a week. Mostly upper-body stuff, I really have to add more leg work. So far it’s going well.