It doesn't seem like I have anything extrordinary or new to blog about this week. My routine is to start the week with a blog, regardless of whether I have material or not. And routines are very much a part of me--weekly routines, daily routines, etc.
I even notice annual routines like our September vacation, summer trip to Silver Lake, getting out our annual Halloween or Christmas yard decorations, winterizing our home, spring cleaning, etc.
So then, my weekly blog. Sometimes I do wonder how many would miss it if I didn't put one up. I also do an on-line weekly family fantasy football league preview on the league bulletin board, which I also thought that nobody read, until I was one day late putting one up last week. Then my nephew Vic posted this to the bulletin board:
"Wow, is da blog that shell-shocked that he can't even put together the preview? Typical loser Michigan (fan) to crawl into a shell and cry all by themselves. Can't face the world, huh."
Well, at least I know that they were reading my weekly fantasy preview. I wasn't sure anybody was paying attention. By the way, I think Vic was the anonymous poster this past week whose comments kept asking about my fantasy football team. Sheesh, give it a rest. At least my Wolverines scored a big win. No reason to cry there.
Now I lost track of where I was. Oh yes, a blog topic for this week. Sorry. Talking about routines got me off track for a second. And I have to hurry because tonight Wendy and I engage in a TV-watching routine. The Amazing Race is on. For some reason, part of our routine includes having an "Amazing Race" snack. Maybe watching those people burn so much energy running around the world makes us hungry. I don't know.
Tonight we have an "everything" cookie from Whole Foods Market. White and dark chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, mmmmmm. One of my favorites. Speaking of favorites, my favorite beer becomes available in October: Bell's Octoberfest. Bells is a Michigan-based brewer most famous for its Oberon ale, but its Octoberfest literally flies off the shelf once it becomes available.
Our local grocery store had to a post a "Bells Octoberfest" shortage along with an apology. Basically, the store said once it's gone, it's gone. No more coming. I was lucky to snag one six-pack. Of that, I have one bottle left. I suppose I could have that as part of my Amazing Race snack tonight but I don't believe a Bells Octoberfest would go well with a Whole Foods everything cookie.
Anyhoo, I got off track again. What was I giong to blog about this week? Not trying to procrastinate here, honestly. One thing I do procrastinate about is my annual flu shot. Finally, the doctor said he needed to see me this past week. Thought certainly it was for a flu shot, but surprise!--they didn't receive their flu vaccine supply yet. There's a shortage of both seasonal and swine flu vaccine. They just wanted blood. Always want my blood. I think some of their other patients are vampires.
Wonder when the flu vaccines will come in at the docs. I'm on a waiting list, which meant some clerk wrote my name on a scrap piece of paper there. Did you know that for swine flu, groups of Americans have been segregated into four priority categories? I'm in group two, those with a medical condition that makes that vulnerable. Woo hoo! Group one, highest priority, are infants and children.
I was surprised that the last group comprised the elderly. Usually they come first when getting flu shots. Somehow I'm reminded of that talk of "death panels" when I see senior citizens getting last dibs on important medical treatment. But anyway I digressed once again.
So what to blog about today? Sorry, my mind's blank. Maybe next week.