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Don't Ask What's Next - Tempting Fate
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 • Posted November 3, 2010

The last week and a half has been a whirlwind.

Down here at the office, we were neck deep in working on the Fall Hunting Guide. Meanwhile, the school was in the midst of handling a disciplinary situation involving some of the football players. Contrary to what rumours have suggested, the young men WERE punished for their bad behavior, and they are still paying for a few bad decisions.

Early in the week, I sat through a Commissioners' Court meeting where a disagreement over how to handle a bequest ended up with the librarian tendering her resignation. The issue is a complicated one; but, it was more emotion guiding the talks than reason on that day.

Then, there was the wreck out at Watson Auto. I called Peanut to find out what was happening on that end of town, only to discover that he had been one of the vehicles involved in the chase and final dust up.

There was the Goldthwaite game on Friday night, and our Punchers discovered just how good a team the Eagles really do have. A painful lesson, but a necessary one.

On Saturday, I missed most of the goings on here in town as I traveled to Brownwood to watch the Youth Football 3rd & 4th grade defeat Brady for the Super Bowl Championship! A high point, indeed.

Later in the weekend, it was back to the office to work on the hunting guide again, finally finishing late Sunday. I didn't get to start on the newspaper itself until Monday, so have been running behind ever since.

It's now Tuesday afternoon and I'm just now getting around to my column and to laying out the paper. Usually, these tasks would have been done earlier in the day; but, here I am!

It's election day, and I went through an exchange on facebook that spun completely out of control. Though I read political comments repeatedly on facebook, when I posted mine indicating who I supported for governor, it sparked some odd responses. One friend and I were discussing why we don't like political discussions on facebook when someone else proved to both of us why it just isn't wise!

But, tomorrow is Wednesday. Not only that, but the hunting guide will be in the paper and we won't have another major project until the Christmas edition. Between then and now, we have my birthday, Thanksgiving, and a long overdue trip to Vegas during National Finals Rodeo week. I'm using those goals to get me through the month ahead, and hoping I have very little excitement to spice things up.

I guess I enjoy a quiet life. Quiet means that no one is getting arrested. Quiet means no one is getting hurt. Quiet also means that I don't have to deal with hurt feelings, angry readers or upset parents.

Don't ask what comes next, that's just tempting fate to give you something wildly disproportionate to what you need. Simply accept your life as it occurs, good, bad, exciting or boring, and move on.

It’s all just my opinion.

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