What's making me happy
Kyle is turning 12 tomorrow.
Quite a few posts about the big guy's birthday if you want to see how much he has grown over the years.
I will avoid the excessive nostaglia and trips down memory lane as I don't want to be ambushed by people trained in the ancient Japanese martial arts that are employed especially for espionage and assassinations and seem to enjoy cutting widely cultivated Asian herbs of the lily family with pungent edible bulbs in my presence.
I went way out of way to say ninjas cutting onions.
Back to the story.
Kyle is going to get big surprise for his birthday.
He has been pining for an Oculus Quest VR headset for several months now.
Mrs. Shife didn't hesitate with her answer.
We had several reasons why we didn't think it was a good idea but mostly because we wanted to wait until Kyle was a little older.
But Kyle was undeterred and spent some time researching why he was mature and responsible enough to handle it and it won over Mrs. Shife.
But he doesn't know that... yet.
He is the getting the VR headset for his birthday but he is still convinced that he isn't mature or responsible enough for it and he has been pretty bummed about our decision.
It was breaking my heart when I tried to console him after Mrs. Shife gave him her "final" answer because I knew he was going to get it but I had to stretch the truth a bit.
He is going to be one happy 12-year-old tomorrow.
What's not making me happy
This is its 11th and final season.
It had a good run but the last few seasons have been less than stellar.
And the final season is even lesser than stellar.
I am pretty much hate watching it at this point.
I am getting the COVID vaccine next week.
I was supposed to get it this week but I got a cold and I want my immune system to be better than stellar when I get the shot.
The over/under for stellar being used on this blog was 6.
We are at 4.
This is so exciting said no one who is still reading at this point.
Did you also know that Stellar is a payment network?
We are now at 5.
If your office is at home and you take a week off from work, you should go somewhere or it can turn out that you don't really feel like you are taking a break from work.
We had some spring break plans last week but we ended up staying home as we had some family come through town to visit.
It was great seeing them but I didn't feel like I got much of a break from work because I was at my office.
I also mentioned last week on the blog that I had to help out with a couple of problems at work while I was supposed to be on vacation so that didn't help the situation.
Anywhoo... we are going out of town on our next getaway and that should eliminate this problem.
And that, my friends, will be
Go Out On A Meme
I will try and do better.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.