This morning I caught up with a friend, wandered through blooming gardens, and got delightfully lost among fine art. Gradually, my steps became marked by pain on my right side. I sat, observed my legs were slightly uneven, and commanded the shorter one to grow. Problem solved, pain gone.


When I’m tired, I sometimes misread words. While filing my taxes, I thought “extraterritorial income exclusion” was “extraterrestrial income exclusion.” That doesn’t apply to me, I thought, and kept going. Then I realized that couldn’t possibly be right. I went back to check and realized it still doesn’t apply.


I had big plans for my beach afternoon. Lunch, run, and curriculum planning were on the agenda. I forgot a few things. No lunch? No shoes? No worries! I ran barefoot among lapping waves and fought off a ladybug invasion while researching board requirements. Mission almost accomplished.