Little Ways You Know Your Life Is Boring



It hasn’t been easy lately, what with my extremely stressful new job and the change from Daylight Savings Time, which results in it being dark in the morning when I leave for work and dark again when I return home at night.  I feel like a hamster running a treadmill and getting absolutely nowhere.  The four days off over Thanksgiving were nice, but not nearly long enough.  Heck, a year off from work wouldn’t be enough.  I’m that tired.


Since my life has become one of get-up-and-go-to-work and then drag-my-sorry-ass-back-home-again, I’ll take whatever excitement I can get.

Like the little boost I felt when I noticed my follower count had risen … to 666!  [cue sinister music]

(I’ll bet you all thought I had more followers than that.  Seems that way sometimes, but no, I’m still a baby blogger.  And Not CM is enjoying that particular follower number (boo-haha) and waiting eagerly for her count to catch up.)


Even an early morning trip through the car wash has become the highlight of certain days.

Considering my ability to get excited over mundane things like car washes and follower counts, imagine how I reacted when I received a “special invitation” to join a photograph-sharing site.  Ok, I know the goal of the invitation is to get me to buy a paid membership rather than the free one referred to in the email, but what the heck.  In order to be invited in the first place, someone must have seen some of my photographs somewhere, right?  And maybe liked them?

So, yes, I signed up for the free membership.  I won’t tell you what site it is until I see what kind of feedback I get from the “real” photographers over there.  The laughter alone might make a good future post.

But if they slap me down too hard with their professional criticism, I’ll more likely just quietly withdraw from the site and not tell anyone about it.


Tomorrow is Hump  Day.  Only a few more work days to the next weekend.  Be still my beating heart.


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19 Responses to Little Ways You Know Your Life Is Boring

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    I hate the darkness of the falling back. At least I have a window in my office that I see sunlight through from time to time. My vitamin D levels plummet.


  2. I hear you, CM. There are days I feel that routine is killing my creativity. ∩(︶▽︶)∩


  3. Our life is routine and probably boring to most. My MIL took the biscuit though when I took her shopping several years ago, saying tht as a special treat, I could push her trolley! Yeah, guess I should get out more. 🙂


  4. joey says:

    I wanted a longer break, too. Of course, at the onset of the break, I thought it would be a long enough break BUT IT WASN’T! I am also tired. Gettin over the flu tired. Hibernate-y kinda tired. Ugh.
    And yes, this driving home in the dark thing is not helping one iota! I’m so often ready for bed at 7 somethin, but noooo, gotta dinner and family, pft. lol
    Here’s hoping the slide after the hump is a fast one! 😀


  5. After some of my more exciting years, I am grateful for boring. No emergency surgeries. No threats of foreclosure or repo guys banging on the door. This is probably the MOST boring year of my entire life and I am thrilled.

    I have more than 11,000 followers, but I hear from the same 100 or so people all the time. I’m pretty sure I’ve got about 10,000 computer bots on my followers list.


  6. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    I have to admit sometimes I just need simple things to break up the routine too, it doesn’t take much but it keeps me going.


  7. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I hate nitpickers and criticizers. I’ve been known to open mouth. And say IF you can do this better either you do it or suggest a better way for me to do it. I will not tolerate anyone tearing me down. I do not care if it be the mayor herself. No one no one no one tears at me! Ha! Got it? Now you do it, CM.


    • I would, Amy, but I need my job.

      But the good news, for me at least, is that I just checked my stats on that new photo site and I already have a bunch of followers and the 2 photos I uploaded have a bunch of likes. That really made my day.

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        GOOD for you! You go, Girl! Happy Dancing here! And as for another thing I detest is folks using their “power stations in life” and abusing others. You do NOT want to know my real feelings on that! I am SO fortunate I do not have a boss other then the 11 fur kids of mine. I don’t think I could do that crap anymore. And that’s the truth. Bless you, dear friend! ❤


        • Oh, Amy, my boss isn’t a bad person, nor is she particularly domineering. She just has certain ways she likes things done (I think she’s a little OCD). I find the structure very hard to handle. It may simply be the difference between a scientific mind like hers and an artistic one like mine.

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          • AmyRose🌹 says:

            Ahhhhh …. gotcha. Guess what? You just described hubby and me. I live with that environment all the time, and yes I understand totally how some days you can be ready to crawl the walls. Hubby is OCD and has an engineering mind. And then there is me. Flowing, do as I go, go as I do, figuring out as I go, yes very organized and very good with all I do, but when in the presence of the other kind of mind, the two clash. BIG (((HUGS)))!!!! Totally got it! ❤


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