My blog is named for Mehitable Day, a woman buried in the 1800s behind the Maine farmhouse where I lived as a teenager. Whenever I'd have a day that was especially challenging, eventful, or just plain odd, I'd tell my friends, "I've just had the most Mehitable Day!" And so this blog is where I share the events, discoveries and random musings
of my Mehitable Days. :-)
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
Thursday, January 3, 2013
And so another 365-day trip round the sun...
... comes to its conclusion. The birthdays arrive faster and sooner every year, so good thing I started counting backward after I hit 40; that makes me 29 today. (Oh, you didn't know that counting backward from 40 is the rule? You start counting forward again when you hit 20 the second time, till you hit 40 again, and so on. It's a much better system than the unimaginatively lame original, trust me).
I was born to catch dragons in their dens And pick flowers To tell tales and laugh away the morning To drift and dream like a lazy stream And walk barefoot across sunshine days. ~James Kavanaugh
Or perhaps to pick icicles and slog heavy-booted across snowy days, being a Capricorn and all. :-)
Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
Capricorn's form of half goat, half fish derives from ancient Babylonian mythology, in which Ea, the Sea-Goat and Lord of Wisdom, emerges from his home in the sea to bring civilization and knowledge to mankind (but given our species' frequent uncivilized and ignorant behavior, I'd say the half-goat, half-fish deity did a pretty half-assed job).Steady, purposeful and long-sighted, Capricorns have a plan for the future and set their sights high. They seek security and certainty (thus setting themselves up for constant disappointment), and insist that rules be followed (yes, dammit, we do! Now sit up straight, pay attention, and leave a comment using proper grammar and spelling. And don't forget about counting backwards from 40!) But don't let that fool you into thinking Capricorns are all work and no play (as evidenced by all the frivolous blogging): they have a lively wit, a dry sense of humor, and that rare combination, creativity coupled with organization! (Well, most days have been heavier on creativity and pitifully light on organization around here lately!) :-)