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What am I doing here?

I am sitting here in front of the computer with an angry cat in my lap, writing blog entries that I suspect no one but my wife will read! Why? Well, that's a good question. One that I haven't really answered for myself yet. There are other ways I probably should spend my time.

What ways, you may ask?

Well, for starters, I'm looking for a new job. Currently I work in part-time management for a large brown package company that will remain obvious, but nameless. It's got great benefits, great hourly pay, but is only part-time. I took this job when I had another part-time job that I loved. Now, I just have the box job, and need to either find a full-time job or another part-time one. I'd really rather just work one place, so that's one thing I should do. Lots of jobs online. In fact, probably the only other people that will read this are going to post comments of work-at-home job sites, most of which are based on getting other people to sign up for work-at-home job sites. Not quite the old pyramid scheme, but close.

I could study, and work a little more on my master's degree.

I could trim the cat's claws. Yeah, and now the google auto-ads will link to first-aid kits and hospital emergency rooms. No thanks!

I could clean the house, the kitchen, put away laundry. Or any one of a million things that would help my wife out while she pays bills. (By the way, any work-at-home systems that require investment, you'll never get past her!)

I could read my investment advice emails from Motley Fool, and think about what I'd do with money if I had it.

Instead, here I am, beginning a blog of my random thoughts. Eventually, I'll add deep thoughts, and there will always be empty thoughts. If you poke around, you should find a link to other blogs related to my family, another blog I'll write about the history of Doug, and maybe a link or two to other interesting things....we'll see.

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  1. boy, do we know transitions! We will be praying for you during yours!
    - and Blogging is good for the soul, yours and others - Don't give it up!
    - Cyndy

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