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2015 12 29 Gearing Up and Winding Down December 29, 2015

And here we are, gearing up for New Years, or are we winding down from Christmas? Six of one, and here’s your half dozen.

Looking back, I find that the year that was 2015 was a blinding blur. So much went on as we spun around the sun that it’s hard to believe we could stuff it all inside 365 glorious days on this big blue spinning marble we call home.

And here we are, T-Minus three days and counting. Or is it just two?

I haven’t written as much this past year or so, and I’m blaming it on too much school work. Actually though, I’m pretty sure that isn’t the whole reason. I lack a lot of ambition that I had a couple years ago. I know it’s probably due to my health, but that just seems like I’m making up an excuse for my laziness. I have been writing quite a bit for school assignments, but compared to a few years ago, I’m not writing anywhere near what I was. I have though been picking up my guitars more as of late, and even played a little personal rendition of a Christmas song at our last Sunday night’s writers meeting back on the 20th of December. I was a little nervous, but strummed my way through it. I even sang like only a goat can. I did up a version of Silent Night for the other members of my writer’s group, and actually had a good time doing it. I’d put it on YouTube, but I’m afraid with so many views, it might completely crash the internet

Hahahaha! grin.

I’m still listening to mp3 Christmas movies on my iTouch, and will until New Years day. It’s become a yearly ritual for me, and when you add in a few holiday music albums into the mix, how can a goat go wrong? I actually listened to quite a few movies this season without description. No narrator telling you what’s going on. Just your good old imagination filling in the empty slots of movie stuff. I find that if I’m able to get into the movie after five minutes, I’ll stay with it, even though it isn’t described. The first movie I ever listened to with description on my iTouch was War Horse back in spring 2014. I became instantly addicted to the format and fell back in love with movies. It’s fair to say that I painstakingly fell away from watching movies after 2010, except for a few that I watched with my wife.

By the way, she is a fabulous movie narrator, but with the excessive pausing and playing with the remote control, she could burn through a fresh pair of AA batteries in a couple weeks.

I think she misses not describing movies and other shows to me, but although I hate to say it, having a scripted movie narrator tell you what’s going on is a huge difference.

One thing I really seem to enjoy is being able to listen to a described movie that I previously watched back when my eyes worked. It’s actually almost like watching the movie for the first time, especially when it’s narrated by someone from Great Britain. They use so many different terms for describing things that it’s rather enjoyable to the point of being almost like a learning experience from across the pond.

And here we are again, this 29th day of December, 2015. Where on earth did the time go? How do the days move around us so fast? Didn’t the geese just come back north a few weeks ago, or was that those same gooses I just heard heading their tail feathers back south? I’m sure they got it right, no matter what we think, right?

As we head towards 2016, I’m reminded that I’m just about ¼ the way towards my associate’s degree, which means that I’m closing in on a 2032 graduation date. Give or take a decade or two. Grin
It’s a good thing I’m in no hurry. I’ll try to beat my grandson, as he makes his way towards his high school diploma.

He’s turning 10 this April.

I better get my goat hooves moving, ay?

I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas and that the spirit of the season flickered its flame deep within your hearts. I’d also like to wish you all the best as we slide on into 2016. May this New Year give you every opportunity to grab hold of something good, whether it’s something you work towards, or an amazing surprise that just happens to fall into your lap. With a little effort, it usually works out, and with a lot of effort, there’s just no telling what can happen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this past year. I appreciate all your comments and look forward to piling on even more goaticious tales of Surviving.

Take care and God bless you all.

dp

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9 Responses to “2015 12 29 Gearing Up and Winding Down”

  1. Well, regardless if it is GEARING UP or GRINDING DOWN, or BOTH, just keep it all going Deon! Do both at the same time. lol
    See you next year. Your friend, Lynda, the only person you may know who ever received a LUMP OF COAL in a Christmas Stocking as a child. That is my own personal CLAIM to FAME, and torch to bear. Happy New Year.

  2. alice13zoe Says:

    Deon–I enjoyed the touches of humor in this post and the information shared about described movies. Have you ever seen the movie-made-for-TV which is a 1970s-take on the classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE wherein Marlo Thomas portrays the George Bailey character and Wayne Rogers portrays her husband? I liked the role reversals, but have not seen this movie for decades. Thanks for a year of wonderful posts! Good luck with your next semester and all that you have in mind for 2016! Take care and Happy 2016 to you and your family–Alice

    • DP Lyons Says:

      Alice. George Bailey is one of my favorite holiday characters. This version you describe sounds quite intriguing. I’ll have to keep a look out for it. Thanks so much for the note. Happy New Year to you and Zoey. dp

  3. carol lyons Says:

    Howdy Hon, This was a mighty fine job and i am very proud of you as always.May 2016 be as full of your wonderful stories for everyone to enjoy as this year has held for us. We all need the delight of hearing about your life’s adventure’s and especially the descriptive way you have which brings us into them with you. GOD BLESS YOU. As always your loving mom.

  4. Scott Says:

    Good Stuff Honk! Love you bro!


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