So, it is Christmas Eve and I have the day off to do…well, nothing.  I mean, I have things I can do and things I should do but let’s be honest.  I’m not doing anything special.  I’m sitting here drinking lemon tea (how come no one ever told me this tastes like NeoCitran without the mediciney taste? Yum!) and browsing through social media accounts (my Facebook refuses to scroll and it is pissing me off) so I thought I would jot down a few things.  Here goes. Things on my mind…

Someone shared a post about how Premier Trudeau and his family are going on a vacation for Christmas to some place where and likely expensive.  The video of the post suggested that he should not be doing this. Why? Because he’s the Premiere? So what should he be doing instead? Staying home? Maybe voluteering in a soup kitchen? Why should he be any different than anyone else that has money to do something fun and enjoyable? Should I be any madder at him than I am at a Facebook friend that has just spent a massive amount of money renovating her home with all new furniture and new paint and new flooring and new kitchen cabinets and so on? Ok, I’m a little annoyed that I have to see it on Facebook but I’m not mad.  I mean, her family earned the money to be able to do that.  If that is what they want to do with their money that is their choice. Same with Trudeau.  It’s his money. He’s earned it and he is continuing to earn it.  He should be able to go where ever he wants for Christmas.  Get over it people.

I’m loving my bullet journal.  I actually bought a brand new one and restarted for a few reasons.  I didn’t like the book that I had chosen and it was cheap so it was not a big deal to just trash it.  I didn’t like what I had done with some of the pages. The first one was really a trial anyway so I knew that I wasn’t going to do everything right.  I’ll likely use the first one to do practice pages or something and then use the new one as my “real” bullet journal.  Here’s a couple pages from the new one:

Don’t judge me on the things I’m tracking.  I have some really bad habits to break. 🙂

I really want to make changes this year.  I want to have a healthier life.  At some point this year I want to quit smoking. I want to eat healthier.  I want to get more work done outside of work hours.  That can mean cleaning up the house or it can mean writing fiction or something else.  I’m not entirely sure.  The biggest thing I want to do is find a way to earn a significant amount of money from home without working for other people. I don’t want to write content for other people’s sites.  I don’t want to earn money for others.  I want to build my own empire of online earning so that I can quit my job and be able to earn money purely from my own work.  That is the number one priority.  And I’m still not sure if fiction writing is going to be what works for me but I do know that I think about writing a lot so it is likely going to be a big part of it.

I’m missing my kids and my granddaughter today.  They are having Christmas with their dad’s side of the family this year.  It is actually the first Christmas in 5 years that I have not been with my granddaughter. I hope she has lots of fun though.  I know she’s got lots of presents to open (even though she’s already opened a bunch of them from people who aren’t with her on Christmas) so she’ll like that of course.  And she’ll be with people who love her.  But I miss her.

Anyway, I don’t know if I’ll bother to write anything tomorrow so for everyone, Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, Happy Kwanza, Happy Festivus or whatever it is that you celebrate.

I’ll leave you with my favorite Christmas Carol of all time (warning it might be just a tad NSFW with some of the language)…

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