I woke up this morning feeling a bit ornery, a bit feisty, a bit cranky, a bit older and not wiser, but rarin' to go. My morning ritual is to have a mug of coffee, take my meds, and have a sweet roll or cereal while I read two newspapers.
This morning, there was only one newspaper because the local, almost daily, rag doesn't publish on Christmas, New Year's Day and the Fourth of July, along with not publishing on Sundays and Mondays. It could be worse, I guess. They could decide not to publish whenever there isn't any local news to report, which would take it back to a weekly. We still have to rely on gossip, rumors and word of mouth to get any real details. I keep saying I'm going to let my subscription lapse, but then I wouldn't be able to check the front page, the Letters to the Editor, the obituaries, and work the crossword puzzle.
For news, op-ed pieces, comics, the TV guide and the crossword puzzle, I read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. This whole operation takes about an hour, and by then, I'm finished with breakfast and coffee, and I'm ready to check my e-mail and Facebook. The rest of the day is whatever I want to make of it, which usually isn't much.
But, back to feeling ornery. I don't know why I'm feeling cranky, except that my usual TV shows have been reruns for over a week, now, and I'm ready to see new episodes of NCIS.
So, there you have it. My first post for the New Year. Maybe tomorrow will be more interesting, but don't hold your breath.