For my Halloween post this year I thought I’d try to figure out where Snoopy – World War One Flying Ace – crash landed in “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”
When I studied France I was always fascinated by all the small towns that quickly passed by when I was riding the TGV somewhere between Lyon or Besançon and Paris. I remember stopping at one small town when taking the night train; I do not remember the name of it but that it was around 10:00 PM, only one passenger got off; I remember thinking how quiet it was and how small the town was. In fact, it might not have been a town at all but a village, although I don’t think the TGV would stop at a village but who knows.
It is 5:16 AM.
Today I have an all day travel industry event and must leave very early so my morning ‘me time’ is cut very short. These things can be a bit draining but also great opportunities to do a lot of networking. Needless to say I’m looking forward to tomorrow which is Friday. Work has been much busier than usual because yet again I have to fill in for another territory. I’ll be glad when we get someone permanently in place there.
It is 4:55 AM – I get an extra hour of “my time” this morning thanks to the daylight savings change on Saturday. This is no guarantee that my youngest will actually sleep an extra hour as I don’t believe he yet honors daylight savings.
I always like to get a journal entry in at the start of the holiday season. I wasn’t motivated enough this past week and was feeling pretty sluggish due to lack of exercise. I found an opportunity yesterday and went for a short run which made me feel great. Unfortunately Halloween happened while I had a lack of exercise endorphins so I wasn’t as in to it as I should have been. But that has now been corrected.
I wanted to write this post right at the beginning of the holiday season which I consider to be right before Halloween! But with two kids now I find that my free time has evaporated to approximately zero. The only time I have to myself is very early in the morning, around 5:00 am or when the wife and boys are at preschool/shopping. It just happens I have a moment now and am determined to get this post finished.
So I’ve turned on “This is Halloween” by The Vitamin String Quartet to try and transport my mind back a month or so.