Light at the End of the Tunnel

Last week, my life changed dramatically.

In that change, there’s certainly a lot to feel good about, but it’s certainly not all good, either. In many ways, I feel worn out by it all. I never asked for any of it, and now I’m stressed out – freaked out – and just generally overwhelmed. Doubtful I really have the “gonads” (as Munga would say) to shift into the new role being demanded of me.

But today I feel like I started to get things under control a bit.

I made a plan, as I’m known to do. A plan to get me through the next ten weeks until the holidays. And that plan is called…


Merry Christmas from Mexico!

Merry Christmas from Mexico!

And not that we’ll necessarily stop at a second honeymoon, but come this Christmas you’ll find Team Temple on that beach up there, celebrating survival of the fourth quarter of 2014.

And no, we won’t have a Christmas tree. We will have cocktails. In our bathing suits. And that’s even better.

Until then…

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6 thoughts on “Light at the End of the Tunnel

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    You HAVE the gonads. Good plan. Don’t stop at two. What a gorgeous place to spend Christmas. Best gift of all!

  2. Marge Wisniewski says:

    Let me tell you something about challenges. They seem to come to the people who rise to the occasion. God has a plan for you. Just sayin……..

    Sent from my iPad


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