Down to the Wire

Only in Texas in December has it been so dry we still have leaves on the trees. But they finally changed colors in preparation for a good windstorm to blow them away. Minus the tornado/severe storm watch mid-month. Someone else said hang on to your stockings.

In related news, or maybe not, we didn’t have internet for about 24 hrs so my paper writing was a little delayed. The final one of the semester. Good thing I took off a half day just to write. And attend school Christmas parties. And attend Christmas dance performances. Then…Rest. Yeah right. I chugged some coffee and went back to work – figuratively.

The training bases within the Air Force practice (celebrate?) a time of year titled Exodus. As a Biblical term, it means exactly what it sounds like…the great Exodus of many technical training students during the holidays. Widely celebrated by most activities on base, Exodus is a time of liberal leave and a general relaxation as there are not as many people to serve. Lucky for my crew it means a prolonged period of clean up and clean out! In fact, while our activity is shut due to low volume, I’m ramping up the schedule and completing all types of staff training there’s never enough time for. It’s gonna be fun! By the time everyone returns, the staff will be happy to be back to regular work.

My hope is to have a post-Christmas and pre-New Year celebration with the staff. Hence, all the food!

Truffle Time!

2022 is down to the wire. For many, it’s probably cause for celebration. Not sure exactly how I feel about it yet but time doesn’t standstill for me. Back to the drawing board.

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I ask you –

Has your weather been average or just plain wild?

Do you experience a lull in business or work during the holidays?

Tell me something you have going on in the lead up to 2023! Reading books!

(The post Down to the Wire first appeared here at Running on Fumes.)

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2 thoughts on “Down to the Wire

  1. I want to know what your secret is to your Oreo balls looking so perfect. When I dip mine in chocolate, they don’t look nearly as nice as yours do.
    We have that crazy storm blowing through now, where the temperature is supposed to drop something like 25 degrees in an hour and the winds are crazy. The sky was ominous-looking this morning.

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    1. Hahaha you’re too kind because I thought mine looked wild! I’ve seen such beautiful ones. I use a small wire dipper and am super quick about dipping them then getting them straight onto the parchment paper. Maybe it’s just luck.
      We’re on the downhill swing of the insane cold weather. Last night and tonight are the final nights of negative temps. Good luck! Stay warm!

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