Friday, October 31, 2008

Ladybuggin' Out

It's feeling even less winter-y and holiday-ish today. Temperatures around here are in the upper 70's to low 80's and are predicted to remain so over the weekend and into next week.

Possibly having something to do with the cold turning back into summertime temperatures, we seem to be overrun with ladybugs. What. On. Earth.

I've found them on the table, on my clothes, on the ceiling. They're congregated on the front door and windows in dozens. I'm not sure I've ever seen so many ladybugs in one place in my life.

Aside from investigative procedures involving the dramatically increased ladybug population, it's been a quiet day today. The family are all off doing their own things, namely hunting and gambling. The cats and I have been relaxing.

I had intentions of finishing up my copying and saving of old journal entries from my original blog, Movin' On, before AOL closes them down completely. Today was the deadline to save the old blogs there, but I'm not very inclined to make the effort now. I have gazillions of photos saved on disk and photos bring back the memories as well as, if not better than, old blog entries. Besides, I don't think I should focus so much on the past. I don't want to forget the experiences I had driving cross country for all those years, but I don't know if I want to try so hard to keep the memories so fresh.

The years I spent driving over-the-road were, I believe, the best years of my life. I was young, and healthy, and adventurous, and full of life. Life has changed now, and there isn't anything I can do to change it back, nor am I sure I would want it back just as it was. That was a lifestyle that, while wonderful in it's own way, was also hard on a person.

Changes happen, and even when they aren't exactly as you'd planned, nothing is all bad. Focusing on the good things that can't be anymore steals away from the time you could be using to focus on what is good now and to find new good things.

So I think I'll just keep what I already have saved from Movin' On, along with my gazillions of pictures, and let the rest go.

1 comment:

Denver Refashionista said...

I think you are right about dwelling. I'm trying not to and I'm doing a miserable job with it. I just keep hoping that one day I will wake up and not feel so bad anymore.