It’s confusing (Take two)

Wow.  I started this post over 2 hours ago. Then…. Some robins played Marco Polo in the birdbath outside the kitchen window while I watched, then… Message: ! Saving draft failed.  X,  then… Why failed? Let’s find out why, then… Does Email work?  Ooh, incoming., then… Watch b>b episodes of YouTube: Johnny Carson, Robin Williams…

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Have you ever called the I.R.S.?

My advice to you would be: Don’t. I’ve been on hold for 13:25, 15:30, 18:41,  … the spectrum of irritation runs the gamut between pre-recorded “teaching moments” interspersed with looped “music” of the blandest sort possible (think Schroeder trying to appease Lucy with his little red Baby’s First Piano accompanied by some goofball fumbling with…

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I gotta get outta this place

It’s a figurative place, more of a condition really, and I dislike everything about it. LIMBO. After weeks of constantly going hard and “doing” to the point of exhaustion, it’s now become a waiting game. The sudden hard stop is a form of out-of-body experience: sort of like when you are cruising along at speed in…

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Lessons from Nerstrand Big Woods

When you find yourself lost on the trail, let your dog lead. (Your ego certainly isn’t going to find a way back to the car) Always bring a wad of paper towels.  Useful in the extreme. If the first restroom you encounter is locked, before you embark on your hike, find one that ISN’T. As mentioned…

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What is the cause?

Today I suddenly feel melancholy. Here’s a question with no single answer: What exactly changes your mood from positive to negative? In my case, I can hazard a few guesses: Poor food choices Physical weariness & backache Worry over outcomes Questioning my decisions Polyester clothing (sounds like I’m kidding, right?  I’m not) Hormonal rollercoaster Shorter days…

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Blink once if you’re exhausted too

A short break to put down what’s been going on.  Because I will definitely forget. But first, Who needs coffee? “Maelstrom” would be the best way to describe it.  Between Matt’s crazy work schedule of day and overnight shifts lasting 12-17 hours, and prepping our house for listing, we haven’t had much sleep for 3…

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