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December 1st Has Turned Me Into Paula Abdul …
December 1, 2022, 8:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Anniversary, Attitude & Aptitude, Culture

The first of December.

What the hell?

That means 10 more days till Otis’ 8th birthday.

14 days till I write a bollocks ‘year in review’ post.

22 days until I have 3 weeks of holiday.

24 days till we’re underwhelmed with Christmas.

31 days till we hit 2023.

Bloody hell, that’s awesome.

Oh hang on, that means there’s also only 31 days till this blog enters its 17th year.


Oh dear.

Oh deary, deary, dear.

But how did it happen so quickly?

I mean 2022, not this blog.

It honestly feels like this year went in the blink of an eye.

And while this was the year we got rid of the worst of COVID, it seems we decided to swap it with the worst of political and corporate leadership.


In the old days, you’d say ‘bring on 2023’ in some naive belief that means things will get better, but after the last few years, you fear it’s just going to get worse. So instead I’ll try and treasure this last month of 2022. As you’ve seen, I’ve got a bunch of good things to look forward to and it will be better than last December which was, for me, the most personally challenging month of my life.

That said, regardless what comes my way … I have many things to be grateful for.

I have my family.
I still have my cat.
I have (some) friends.
I have a couple of jobs I enjoy.
I have made it to the end of another year.

Given the state of the world, I’d say that’s winning.

And no, I don’t think I’ve ever been so optimistic in my life either, hence the pic of ‘Mr Paula Positive Abdul’ at the top of this post.

But don’t worry, the last month of posts won’t all be like this.

God, even I would prefer COVID and Putin to that.

So here’s to the final countdown of 2022 … fasten your safety belts.

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