I wanted to take some time off and I am doing exactly that. I spent all yesterday pondering the possibilities of dog adoptions, wrote a few letters, didn’t read anything and didn’t really want to read much of anything. I didn’t prepare a bunch of posts for today and since hardly anyone read any of my posts from yesterday, if you want, they await.


I think there comes a moment in blogging when you’ve been pushing yourself for a long time and your realize you just don’t want to do it. At least not today. Maybe not for a few days. It’s not that I’m not interested in blogging, it’s just that life has been hectic, worrisome and I’ve been feeling more and more pressure to somehow produce material, whether I want to or not. Today, I decided I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to write something new, rewrite something from earlier, process pictures or anything. I just wanted to not do anything. So I didn’t except for this.

What am I doing? Reading. Fixing up the kitchen. I put in a new drain-rack for the dishes. There are new racks for the bottom of the sink,  and a few other odds and ends. We did some cleaning. Garry did most of it. I’ve got three new books to read by three favorite authors and I’m going to read them. What a delightful thought!

I’ll get back to you all, probably sooner rather than later. But right now? I need a break!

And remarkably enough, it’s raining. Not heavily. Not pouring, but water is coming from the sky and more is expected tomorrow and the next day. This is a good thing. A very good thing.

NOTE: I also have a really bad toothache and it’s hard to think about anything but the pain in my face. I have an appointment tomorrow, but that seems a million years away right now. It would be ironic to manage to miss COVID and be taken out by a tooth infection!

Categories: Blackstone Valley, Books, Nature, New England, Photography, storms, Weather

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18 replies

  1. Hope that all goes well at the dentist!


  2. Hope you can get rid of the toothache soon.


  3. Enjoy the time to yourself, Marilyn. We’ll all still be here whenever you feel like returning. I’m not into blogging right now either; just too much stuff going on.


  4. Enjoy the break. Reading is the perfect way to relax


  5. A well deserved break Marilyn.


  6. I suspect a lot of people are feeling the same way Marilyn. I know I have. You take care and rest up, refresh and when you’re ready to start again (if you are), we’ll be here waiting. I love your photos and I’ll admit I’ll miss them greatly. But get your jets refueled. That’s the most important thing!!


  7. Doing less, or not much at all, does us all good every now and then. Enjoy the books and the rain, and enjoy being busy doing nothing. 🙂


  8. Reading a book with a background of rain sounds like heaven. We are practically suffocating with heat in the hundred numbers, and it will continue for the rest of the week. Our telephone and computer went dead yesterday and didn’t come back on until early evening, after the sun went down. Because of my failing eyesight, I can’t read regular books anymore, so I’ve been using the Kindle. However, that has to be re-charged at least once a day for about three hours. Mu friend’s ailing dog had to be put to sleep yesterday, so that was a trauma. He wanted me to talk to his dog telepathically, which I did. He died peacefully, ready to go. My friend, however, is a wreck. They were together for a little over fourteen years, as bosom buddies. I knew the dog well as I used to baby sit him when my friend had to go to the hospital or leave for some reason. It is so hard to lose an animal family member, as you know. Enjoy your books and the weather.


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