The Chicago sports scene promises to get very interesting this coming Spring. Both the Cubs AND the Sox have made enhancements to pitching, enhancements in the field, and enhancements at the plate. Pitchers and Catchers report in about 9 weeks. I can't wait.
As it gets closer to Christmas, it's fortunate all the presents have been purchased and paid for already. The blown down tree in my backyard is going to cost A LOT. Yes, the homeowner's policy will cover a chunk of it because it fell on the shed, but it's still an unexpected major expense at a time when I'm trying to save up for what I know is going to be a major tax bill in April. Phooey.
It never gets any easier, does it?
And, to top it all off, I am really getting tired of being alone. I don't like it and, I guess, I'm not very good at doing the things necessary to bring "being alone" to an end. So this situation will probably last a while. Phooey.
Meanwhile, the warm weather continued through the whole weekend, but today is probably the last of it for a while. Actually, I need the ground to freeze in order to have the tree worked on, so you can blame the coming change in the weather on me.
The Bears can win all they want, but I'm still not talking about sports before pitchers and catchers report.
This was, in effect, a long weekend for me - I pulled an all-nighter at the office last Thursday night, working all the way through to 10:30am Friday, whereupon, I went home. The only thing bad about a long weekend is that I wind up spending too much money. Oh well.
The old phone contract expired a few days ago, so we got new phones and I now possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's huge. It's pretty. It's got a battery at least twice the size of the battery in my old Galaxy S III. It's got a 16 Megapixel camera that will zoom to 8x with finger pinch open. I am anxious to test my lens kit with the Note 4. 8x under 12x? That could be fun.
Thanksgiving is here already? On the other hand, this has been such a tough year, personally, with the Divorce and my Mom's hospitalization and ultimate passing, I'm going to be glad to see the backside of 2014. I have so many people and things I am grateful for, and I can't forget that, but 2014 has not been kind.
I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday. Eat, drink and be merry.