Welcome back to the Home for Full-Grown Nerds! I’m so glad you’ve joined me for some delicious dino-made coffee…and lots of chatting. 🙂
In an almost unheard of turn of events, I’ve actually had a very calm few days since Tuesday. Grace is out on break and spending Christmas with her mother (she’ll be back here for Christmas Round 2 on Wednesday), John has been on vacation all week, and almost all of the things that fill up our schedule are on hold until after the new year. John and I have been doing a lot of walking and goofing around…and we plan to keep that up for the next few days. We are experts at goofing around. 😀 Tomorrow, though it’s Christmas Day, will actually be pretty quiet around here. John and I will be pajama slugs allllll day. We will make a nod to the event with some fancy finger foods…which we’ll be making a dinner out of…because we’re like that. 🙂 As I’ve mentioned before, our actual Christmas celebration will be next week when Grace and her BFF are here. I’m soooooo looking forward to that.
What about you? If you’re a Christmas celebrator, what are your plans for today and tomorrow? If you’re not a Christmas celebrator, how do you spend the day?
I would tell you that I actually could have used more distractions since Wednesday morning. I won’t go into gory details, but I had the very sad experience of seeing a neighbor’s dog get hit by a car…and then sitting with the pup for the thirty minutes or so that it took for him to pass on. The neighbor wasn’t home when it happened…though people did show up soon after I called the poor fella.
The situation was really no one’s fault…it was just a sad, sad, awful accident. Way out here in the country, there are no leash laws, and it’s common practice to let dogs roam…especially the dogs that are responsible for protecting goat herds and things…which this one was. The person who hit the dog couldn’t have avoided it. We live just over a blind hill on a 55 mph road…there was no way the driver could have seen and avoided the pup. And no emergency vet visit in the world would have saved the pooch…especially since it takes longer than 30 minutes to get to the vet from out here.
If it had been my dog, I would have probably handled things differently, but it’s hard to make a call about the right thing to do with someone else’s animal. I do wish there was some sort of animal 911 equivalent…a clear and useful step to take in these situations.
Anyway, the whole incident has been weighing pretty heavily on me. I like to think that I provided some comfort to the dog, but who actually knows? I wish dogs understood roads and cars and human-created danger.
Needless to say, Frank has been getting even more snuggles and treats than usual, spoiled pup that he is.
But let’s talk about something that caused a little less ouch to the soul, shall we?
Let’s talk about blog plans…and the fact that I am again (just one more time, I promise) going to change everything.
I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time settling into a blogging situation that pleases me. Well, actually I guess I do. It’s this whole “niche” thing that is supposedly so important to blogging. My attempted adherence to the “niche” has led me down some paths that I don’t much care for….either skipping blogging about things that I enjoy or creating multiple blogs for the different facets of my enthusiasm. Well, I’m done with that.
Starting in 2017 (January 1!), I’ll be moving my blogs from WordPress.com to WordPress.org…yep, I’m going to do the self hosted thing. Not only that, I’ll be combining all of my interests into one magazine-style blog. I’ll just call it a lifestyle blog and be content with that “niche.” 😀 So, all of the science and math and home and organization and games and snacks and gratitude and all of it will be on one site….one site that’s only focus really will be the things I’m passionate about.
And that will be it for 2017. I’ve vowed to myself that no matter how things turn out with this new blog, I’m sticking with it until 2018. (Longer, obviously, if I love it.)
I’ll also be merging all of my social media accounts into one presence. One Pinterest account, one Facebook page, one Instagram account, one Twitter account, one Tumblr account…if I even keep the Twitter and Tumblr accounts at all. (I know, I know…most of you aren’t even aware of how many of these accounts and blogs I have. I’ll just let you know that it’s a ridiculous number and far to much to keep up with in any sane fashion.) 😉
2017 is going to be all about clean and simple…and spending less time with fidgety tinkering and frustration…and more time with interactions and relationships. Call it a resolution if you’d like. 😉
Edit: I forgot to mention that this whole new blog experience will be back under the name of Nerd in the Brain….because I miss Nerd in the Brain. 🙂
Do you have any exciting 2017 blog plans? I want to hear all about them!
For the first time in several forevers, I’m actually not getting ready to scoot off for a hike. Our beloved park is closed for Christmas Eve, so John and I did our walking at the gym yesterday instead. Nope, today I’m going to scoot in the name of making sausage balls. Yep, little delicious bits of instant bad health are in my future…because it’s Christmas Eve!
I hope you have an absolutely beautiful Christmas! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have an absolutely beautiful weekend. 😀
Until we chat again, have a week that is full to the top with love and hugs and gigglesnorts and adventure and contentment and peace! ❤
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