Just as a wrap up of Holidailies, I want to thank the Readers’ Panel that chose two of my December entries for “Best of” honors: Willie and Trigger and In What Universe…
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I made a total of twenty-one entries during the month of December, some on days where I really did not have the spare few minutes to write. The push of the portal made me do so. Knowing that publishing to a portal pushes me to write, I am planning on rejoining The Simplest portal so I have that push throughout the year.

It isn’t like I am not writing, when I not here, I am just writing for the newspaper, or other places, and nothing personal. Or things so personal that I am no longer comfortable sharing them here in public. Back in 1999-2000 when this first started I had no problem laying everything open for whomever wandered across here. Now, well, I’m in my late 30s and write under my real name here. I am published under my real name and there are things that my newspaper readers do not need to come across.

That isn’t to say that it is going to be a blah place, but there are some things that are now off-limits.

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Day 3 of the new year and I not only made it out of bed and into the shower, but also out of the house tonight. Tonight was Planning Commission’s monthly meeting and one of my standard items to cover every month.

I went in knowing that it was going to be a long one, as January includes picking the new chair, and vice chair, as well as approving the by-laws for the year. I figured at least 1.5 hours for this meeting. Twenty-three minutes later it was done. Really? When I plan for ninety minutes they are done in no time.

Right now, we have one car, and my family is helping me get back and forth to meetings to cover stories and it is hard at times. Tonight Mom took me to my meeting, my sister-in-law, Nikki picked me up, and boom home now. So many times it is Katie getting me around, but she just moved and I haven’t been able to get a hold of her.

Not that she moved far, just one street over and one block down, but moving is intense when it is just a couple, when there are two adults and four children, well yeah, you can imagine.

So, three days in to 2013 and all is well. Here’s to more updates on MutteringFooldotcom.