Posts made in January, 2020

1/18/2020 Gaining Momentum

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Weekly Updates 2020

Upcoming Action Face

Last week, I was feeling low. Illness does that. And brooding. Fortunately, a week can do wonders. After spending the last few days working hard, getting back on the eBay taskset, and having a handful of successes, I am feeling that 2020 is beginning to take shape. Hope is the air at our house. It makes for good, deep breathing.

I’ll get down to a few bullet points to sum up the last seven days:

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Structural Integrity , a Duplo Story

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in Uncategorized


Last night, I was stacking Duplo blocks with my son. He’s three now and will turn four in May. As I was interlocking blocks of various size to form a U-shaped wall, he was stacking 2×2 bricks several dozen high, and his towers kept on collapsing.

After a few tumbled, he asked, “Daddy, why does it keep falling down?”

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01/11/2020 Stutter-Starting

Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 in Weekly Updates 2020

Tired from the Start…

I think it was originally Robert Burns who is credited with the saying, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” (or some variation thereof). To whomever had that insight, I applaud them.  If I recall correctly, the Bible also has a stance on the matter.

I bring this up because 2020 has begun with my best laid plans being waylaid by recovery from illness and a general sense of exhaustion. Like so many humans, I had every intention of ending 2019 with my eyes set on the coming 12 months, with my goals written and my timetables in place. However, the goal-setting never materialized. The holiday plans began, followed by daily needs to address this or that, not to mention my full time gig, the eBay store, and a desire to invest in my family.

Needless to say, the last month of the year ran away from me, and the first two weeks of 2020 continued the trend. I contracted some manner of cold last week and was just staying afloat. Today, I am finally feeling a bit better, so I am also getting this promised post published.

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2020 Begins

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020 in Faith, Hope, and Love, RandoMusings

Pretending to be contemplative.


WELL, here we are. The start of another Calendar Year!

Between the bustle and hustle of the holiday season, I’ve neither put together all annual aims for 2020 nor committed to any bold new habits. As 2019 sprinted to a close, I have been trying to merely manage my day-to-day responsibilities with work and eBay plus our needs as a family, and it has required nearly all the time I’ve had.

But that’s not to say I’ve been ignoring the changeover from this year to the next…I’ve been thinking about the transitions quite a bit, and I am aiming high as I considering what I want from the next 12 months.

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