Changes, Changes, and More Changes

Holy guacamole I was finally feeling the urge to write and things here have changed.  I couldn’t remember my name or my password and was a bit afraid I would lock myself out. Can’t begin to count the times I have done that lately with other sites. Of course it has been many many months since I last wrote, and my brain seems to forget things if I don’t use them daily.  Sometimes it even forgets things I do daily.   Sometimes I forget what I did five minutes ago, but oh well. That is my life.

Ironically I came here with the notion to quickly write about all the changes going on in my life.  I have really managed to step in it big time this go ’round. Quite by accident, on a whim, and ok maybe because I am no longer feeling the love at work.  I decided to jump into the deep end and sink or swim.

Fifty-three years old and I will be a first time college freshman come June 1st.  Yup I enrolled in a local community college.  Feeling a bit of panic, a whole lot of doubt, and a great deal of excitement at what this may bring for the future.  I’m not quite ready to give up my school bus license completely so going for an associate degree gives me some time to branch out while still hanging on to my life-preserver school bus certificate.

I’m tired of telling myself things will get better while I keep doing the same thing day after day.  They are not getting better but I continue to get older.  Time to get out of the kiddie pool and swim with the adults.

Time to make some changes.

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The “S” Word

I really wanted to write tonight, but I really wanted to read too.  What did I do?  I sat with my husband, ate left over Shepherd’s Pie, watched bad news, and finished with a brownie and ice cream.

He went to email an old friend a picture of Jordan, our cat.  I decided to pack it in and get comfy in bed.

So here I sit.

It has been a rough couple of weeks.  Physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. We went from a snow less winter to being buried up to our whatsis.


That is not a whatsis.  That was the first storm where they say we got 3 inches.   The following pictures best cover whats a whatsis.

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There were shrubs under there    There is a post and rail fence over to the left. Can’t see it?

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The almost empty gas can                                      Can you guess what kind of vehicle?

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They claim Worcester, the nearest city, received 90.1 inches so far this winter.  I think 89 of that has fallen within the last three weeks.  It is unprecedented.  We sturdy, hardy, New Englanders are begging Mother Nature for mercy, but none is to come.

One weather forecaster called for maybe 1-3 more inches falling Thursday night into Friday.  Hmmm Just like the 3 inches that we got in that first photo?  We take his words with a grain of salt.   We believe nothing until we see it for ourselves.  We are snow weary and dog tired from shoveling out.

We are doing the countdown to spring knowing, in the past, we have been walloped well into April.  We are holding out hope that the snow mountains in our yards will be gone in time to open our pools.  We are dreaming of a move somewhere, ANYWHERE, that the weather forecast does not contain the “s” word.

And, we are preparing for the next big storm.  Because we are New Englanders and we will survive if it kills us.

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How Long Does It Take?

So I know I constantly procrastinate when it comes to writing here.  I come up with some great posts while I’m laying in bed at night, or driving my bus, or doing just about everything but sitting here typing.  When I sit with the laptop all ready and some free time I just draw a complete blank most of the time.   Sometimes I type my ass off and then find I have to go do something else, like return to work.   I think what I wrote something really great and when I re-read it, it sounds horrible so I never publish.  Then of course I never come back to it.

Tonight as I sit here I realize I need to go to bed.   It’s 8:00 p.m. and it has been an extremely long stormy day. I’m exhausted and still have one more day to go. Should be a piece of cake considering we have had like one full week of work since January 1st, but these short weeks are always so much longer.  Besides my husband just came out and put the tv on and now I can’t concentrate.

How long does it take to write here?  I’m not trying to write the next great novel, just a short blog post.  I already made the decision that I was going to spend this year writing for me not anyone else, but I still can’t get it done.   I spend so much time worrying I sound like a total numb nut that I’m afraid to hit publish.

Not tonight though.   Tonight I have spent a total of fifteen minutes coming up with this and after I spell check I am going to hit publish.  Maybe it might even make some sense.

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