Magical Mystery Tour

John is a fan of taking “magical mystery tours” (Beatle fans, anyone?). Yesterday, he took us on one that resulted in a magical evening of music and friendship rekindled. He has reconnected with an old tree planting friend who plays the flute… wonderfully! John Anderson, and his brother Brian, are a flute and bass guitar duo who play some amazing music and we (John, myself, Z… John’s boss, who is staying with us for the week, and Kristen and the kids) were treated to a wonderful private concert at John’s home. It truly was a magical mystery tour!

I’m on my own mystery tour. At this point, it isn’t very magical.

There are times in your life you wonder if you’re where you should be, whether or not you’re doing what you should be doing, if the work you’re doing is killing you or fulfilling you. Or perhaps you simply need a good, long vacation. I’m at that point. This week, the busy-ness of my job, the everyday stresses of keeping up with the hectic pace at which we’ve been working, have finally caught up with me.

It’s been building for a while. I even told my boss not long ago that once it slows down, I need to take a break. It isn’t slowing down. And this week, the break found me. I’m sure that you, those who still read this blog, realize that I haven’t been posting nearly as often I usually do. Well, in all honesty, I’ve been doing very little of what I usually do. I’ve been too tired to knit; I don’t feel like painting; baking is really low on my priority list (and I LOVE baking!);  even eating has become a chore, believe it or not. And blogging? Well, you know better than anyone, I haven’t been doing much of that!

I’m not sure which direction my life will be taking but I feel I’m at a crossroads. Care to come along for the ride?

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9 thoughts on “Magical Mystery Tour

  1. Cathy

    I’m right there with you………….

    • Cathy, when are we going to get together?

      • Cathy

        Starting this week, I’m working only half days, in preparation for me retirement….so how ’bout Blendz..maybe Thursday evening?

      • Sounds good.. 7ish?

    • Cathy

      Awesome, Thursday 7ish at blendz on Pandosy……see you then

  2. nicolaknits

    Sounds like you’re doing the sort of thinking that many of us do at crisis points in our lives. This especially seems to be prompted by big events, like people close to us getting sick or dying, when we question if we’re really happy doing what we’re doing. It’s a re-creation phase, if you will, so try to embrace it and take time out to consider which turn you want to take at the crossroads. Good luck 🙂

    • Very good advice, Nicola. You’re right about it all being prompted by big events; it’s been a tough year so far and I never really realized just how fragile I am right now. Last week brought all of it right back to the surface.

  3. I think I have some idea of what you are thinking and feeling, because I’ve come to a similar crossroads myself, and I’m sure you’ve also noticed, my blog has been seriously lacking too, of late. I still don’t know what direction I will be taking, but it won’t be in the fast lane. Everything has slowed down so much for me, simply because I can’t keep up any longer. I certainly wish you and John all the best, whatever comes along. I have enjoyed sharing little bits of your life, through your blog, and I have learned from you as well. You have inspired me many times and I thank you for that. Keep well and take care. 🙂


    • Thank you so much, Sandie. You have been such an encouragement to me through the years we’ve known each other. You keep well, too…. Don’t stop.

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