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I think I have an aversion to days off with my family.  Well, not really an aversion—I just…  become non-functional when one comes up.  Usually it’s a migraine.   Sometimes it’s a lack of sleep the night before (okay, so that’s really my fault; but there’s just this feeling of relaxation and indulgence I get as a “special” day comes up…  I tend to stay up and read or enjoy a favorite show).

Today it was a migraine.

That said…  it worked for us this time.  Because we didn’t hurry out for the original plan of heading out to “do all the things”, my awesome hubby was able to spend some time looking through reviews of local eateries and sights while I indulged in bed with a dark cool cloth over my eyes.  And afterward we went out for a lovely drive through the Heldebergs, a visit to the local Irish import store for puddings and biscuits, a super yummy early dinner at The Saloon (their food is great; their website…  not so much).

I also discovered a local Irish tea and cake shop where I can do some writing on occasion.

Some very small silver linings on what has been a difficult day for many people I know and love.

As for writing?  I’ve done that.  Been maintaining the website, getting in some exercise too.  Had to order another battery for my laptop yesterday…  donated a bunch of LEGO/Duplo toys to the library yesterday.  Getting a lot done, but very little of it has been stuff I’d planned on doing.

Sometimes plans really put a crimp in…  well, in one’s plans, and the only way to deal with that is to start doing what needs to be done and make a new plan on the fly.

The Many Worlds Interpretation

The Many Worlds Interpretation (Photo credit: EJP Photo)

Today would normally be Book Review Monday.  I’m behind in my writing.  Sorry.  Life has been a bit more “interesting” of late than I expected it to be….in a good way.

So this is instead a little news post.

I’m going back to college.  After years (literally) of considering the pros and cons of going back to school for something that I feel quite passionate about but felt unready for, I decided I will be going back to school for Psychology.  It’s all part of the joy I gather in learning about people, trying to help people, and just learning in general.

Next, be prepared for a change in both design and format of this blog as it becomes my primary and I work to slowly retire Many Worlds.  You may see posts here that seem to have little to do with this blog’s general theme as I port all my older posts over.  They aren’t that alien in truth.  Writing, creativity, passion…  Here or there, I have always strove to experience and share them.

Tachycineta bicolor English: A Tree Swallow in...

And I will be sharing all of these things here….

For the moment though, let me share with you an image of a little guy (not him exactly, since his brief time with me was spent being held and nursed, not with cameras flashing at him) who shared my morning with me today.  Not of his choice exactly.  I’m sure he thought he had more time than he did as he tried to swoop in front of our car.

Did you know that it’s believed that tree swallows were once considered a sign of good fortune for seamen?

Or really, a new take on an old one….

Short post here.  Just stopped in to say, that some of the things that were really making it difficult to maintain this blog have been bright back into the light, and in doing so, made me realize how much less they bothered me now.  For example: this post, which was my very first one here, somehow caused a lot of grief and heartache at the time.  I actually hid the post for well over a year, intending to someday go back to it.  Since procrastination didn’t help motivate me, Fate decided to act up and take a hand.

I think when we first start a new process–any new process, be it blogging or parenting or schooling or even collecting cat fur–we are fragile.  We feel the need to assure the world of the wisdom of our choices.  Instead of just living (them) as best we can and letting our success (or failures and experience) speak for us, we speak more adamantly of how right this thing we are doing is for us.  We often point out our early successes to others (those tricky achievements on the learning curve where every single thing seems to just work out right: there are no headaches or car repairs or grumpy tellers at the bank) as the reason that this thing isn’t just right for us… but that “Hey, you should do it too!” Read the rest of this entry »


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