The lights keep coming on.

Do you ever have a time where you make connections you never thought of? I’m not sure what’s going on, but all of a sudden things have been clicking. Granted, it is nothing profound in the great scheme of things, but all of a sudden things seem a little clearer.

1. I was messing around on the computer, when I realized the music folder we keep our Beatles’ tunes in was misspelled, like the actual bug. The light went on: Beat-les.
Ugh. I was actually disgusted with myself for overlooking that one for so long.

2. My husband and I were talking during dinner. Yes, I know, that’s positively archaic. We were both raised Catholic/Lutheran and the subject of Lent* came up. I had another epiphany**. I made the assumption that the calendar as we know it today was decided after the papacy was moved to Rome. It makes far more sense to ask believers to fast when food is most scarce, late winter and early spring. I have the feeling, if the forty days of Lent fell during the autumn when food is most plentiful, it would have been much harder to sell the general populace the idea.

3. This one only pertains to me and my younger son. When you are nursing and take up an exercise regime, you must increase the amount of food in your diet. I never gave it any thought and the poor boy was constantly nursing, fussy, and just generally irritable. He’d gone from sleeping through the night, to up every 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Yesterday, it dawned on me what might be happening. I increased my caloric intake and drank an obscene amount of water. He slept from 7:30pm until 2:00am! Today, I am positively floating on air. I feel like a brand new person.

Are there any recent revelations you’d like to share?

* I might have been raised Catholic, but I’m still pretty ignorant. I also recently learned that Lent used to mean Spring.

**Oh, how I loathe thee, James Joyce^.
^My English I professor was in love with the man. She insisted he was the
greatest writer, of all time. Between the two of them, they nearly
extinguished my great love of reading.

1 comment so far ↓

#1 Anonymous on 05.08.06 at 10:48 am

You know, down here in Australia, we survive Lent in Autumn (what you call Fall) quite well…. 🙂
I’ve been reading your blog and quite enjoying it, even though I have no kids of my own just yet.

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