The New Year has come and gone. It seems that the time moves faster and faster between ball drops. I think it is very exciting as we all count down the time that leads us into a new year. I just wish that I could blink my eyes more than once before I have to yell “Happy New Year!”

There have been some that predicted that the world will end when the clock strikes twelve. I for one am very happy that they were wrong and the world didn\’t end. I have so much to do and would be greatly disappointed to leave so much undone.

These past two years have been my hardest. There is no need to go into detail. I’ll just say that it appears that the worst is behind me.

I have to take some responsibility for the situations found myself in. Some say that trouble builds character. Others say that trouble turns one into a character. I guess I’m somewhere in between both experiences.

Over that time I’ve made many bad decisions. During some of this time I was simply naïve to what was going on around me. My explanation is not intended to be excuses. I just think it’s important to look at all the facts.

I’m glad I took on the New Years resolution of not gossiping because if I had been running my mouth, these situations could have turned into real disasters.

There were times during these situations when I felt like crawling into bed, getting into a fetal position, putting my thumb in my mouth and waiting until everything was over. Oh, did I forget to tell you that I put the covers over my head?

I know you are trying to visualize seeing this six foot one inch man in such a helpless position. Trust me, I’ve played that scene over and over in my head but I could never seem to act out on those thoughts.

I watch a lot of spy movies and police shows. Although I’ve seen the main characters question themselves, I’ve never seen a story line that put them in any fetal position.

So here’s my story line…..

I’m crawling along the floor with my smart phone in my hand. (I don’t think anybody can imagine being in any situation without their smart phone.) I have to be careful. My problems are lurking all around me. I have to stay low. I don’t want them to find me. Then all of a sudden, my phone rings. Geese, how could I forget to put my phone on mute?

The gig is up. My problems know where I am. I try to hide. I’ll go into that closet. That looks like a good hiding spot but when I open the door there are my problems, staring me in the face.

Now in my favorite shows, the hero (heroine) has that secret weapon. What will be mine? What is going to pop up in these last few minutes (before the commercial break) that I can use to save the day? What can I use that will rid me of all my situations?

Oh no!! I can’t believe it. The words “To be continued” keep flashing in my head.

Wait. I think I can get rid of it.

Ok, if I push the reset button that may bring me to a point where I can continue. Let’s see.



Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait and see how my situation turn out. One thing for sure is that I can’t escape the problems.  I guess I need to come up with a game plan.  I can wait. It’s not like I have someplace to go. Well I do but…..

I must have been up all night. I can see the sun rise as I look out my kitchen window. Wow!! That is really a wonderful sight. Perhaps today will be good after all.


I’m the guy whose glass is always ½ full.