Thursday, October 26, 2006


I am in favor of year round schooling. You know why? I would like to spare future generations the restlessness that develops in the fall after being conditioned for 18 years to START something new in September. I feel restless now as I do every fall. I feel like I should be doing something big and important and am not. This is my biggest baby angst time....or maybe I need to leave my husband and pack up and start all over someplace thats not it either. Go back to school! Get a Masters! Change Jobs! No, No, No. A new dog or cat? Paint a room? Learn to sew?No, For sure, a possibility. It's not that there aren't a million things around for me to FINISH. It's just that it's not the same as BEGINNING something. New. And I think I"m really anxious about the election too. So Restless and Anxious. Anybody else?


Blogger Liz said...

Maybe instead of needing to start something, you're just feeling the urgency of the winter closing in. It happens to us every year. We get to September and are scrambling around, wondering how it got to be so late in the year and we have so little done.

But I am totally anxious about the elections. I keep hearing that the Dems are in a good position, but polls lie and electronic voting machines cheat, so...

7:41 PM  
Blogger wurwolf said...

I think I'm in the same boat with you, Liz. I'm feeling the end of the year, beginning of the holidays. I'm trying to balance our budget, having enough for every day living with leftover for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm also trying to balance our time, figuring out who is spending what holiday where and where we fit into all of that. It's a restless time of year, to be sure. But I know what you're saying, Meredith; the beginning of September has always signaled the beginning of a new year to me, too.

8:27 AM  
Blogger wurwolf said...

By the way, it's occured to me that you guys only know me by my handle here, but my real name is Faith. I would register as Faith for commenting and my Cooties Cards blog, but I want my Holeee Cow blog to be more anonymous so I went with wurwolf.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Judith said...

I am very anxious about the elections. It does give a sense of restlessness and anxiety. Being perched to exercise my right to vote in an untrusting atmosphere is extremely depressing. I tend to use September as a new year mark rather than January first--I think it is more genuine and for me, that means letting go of the worn out stuff in order to get through the tough stuff. I don't know if I could have handled having my kids in school year round--school presents its own set of anxieties & restlessness and thinking back to being a kid, my best character development probably happened in the summer, away from school.

9:02 AM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

I definitely would not have wanted to go to school year round. Summer vacation was great, except it does leave you for the rest of your life expecting a break in the summertime (which I no longer get)and something new and exciting in the fall. Maybe it is just the election and winter closing in. I am looking forward to it being over. I just don't trust anything about the elections anymore. On the one hand I think "why would the RNC spend so much money on campaigning if they knew they had it in the bag?" but I get chills when I hear Rove tell NPR that they have their math and he has THE math. WTF? Or that the administration isn't even planning for a possible dem takeover of either the house or senate. I just keep wondering what they have planned.

10:27 AM  
Blogger EFB said...

i know that feeling. i dont know if it's conditioning or the weather -- finally getting a break from oppressive heat.

things not looking good for santorum, right?

10:40 AM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Hopefully not looking good. Did you see the Eye of Mordor thing? What a freak. He just has to lose.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Pennie said...

I'm anxious about the elections with all the bs going on in the admin. now.
I wish I were restless...instead I feel like I've become a lazy slug!! This is only because I haven't worked outside the house since August and allowed myself to feel this way. Then I give myself hell for being a lazy slug...nasty cycle.

10:19 AM  

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