But the holidays are always a busy time. Oddly, I had some free time because of some "use it or lose it" vacation days at work.
Last Wednesday, I ran around doing errands and other necessary things, including trying to find a replacement rim for the one that was bent on my Ford Fusion.
Thursday morning a friend and I headed to Toronto for a few days.
It was cold and snowy when we left, but the weather improved as we moved further east.
This trip wasn't the best I've ever had and I was kind of thankful to be headed back to Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
Frustration hit when my the data on my phone wasn't working and I had to find a WiFi connection here and there to stay connected to the world as we made our way to Detroit.
Saturday evening, we saw "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" at the Detroit Opera House. It was a fun, whimsical production of the Dr. Seuss book by the same name.
After the show, I made my way to Bay City to spend the night with friends.
Sunday (yesterday), I finally made my way home to simply veg on the couch. By late afternoon I was bored and ended up back in Bay City to hang with friends.
This morning, I again tried to get that rim for the car and dealt with the data issue on my phone. Both have made me a little crazy in the head.
I feel out of sorts, dazed and confused.
I know I do better when I have a routine in my life. The daily grind, as they say.
So, I'm looking forward to Wednesday, January 2, when I'll be back at my desk with a cup of coffee and my regular routine.
A good daily grind isn't always a bad thing.