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Monday, June 21, 2021

Return from vacation

We're back. 

Rosa and I went on a short, 4-day vacation to Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, to see the waterfalls of the area. Here's one:

To be honest, it was a very good trip with very few disappointments, and even those were minor. However, to be honest yet again, I am not in a great mood. The reasons for this are not anything I wish to discuss. At least not yet, and definitely not today, but I find it increasingly wearying to just not have things work out as planned or hoped for. The adult part of my brain knows this is just the way life works, but another part of me, while accepting the inevitability of disappointment, is not immune to resenting it. 

I will post more when my mood changes. 


  1. Very nice picture of both of you!

  2. Lovely pic! And hope you're feeling more positive soon. But if not, then I hope you don't feel TOO blah.

    1. I'm a bit better, but not feeling terribly patient with the world at large.

      We went to a very nice microbrewery/restaurant (Ithaca Beer Co.) on our vacation and had a great time. Everything was set up outside with open grass between tables and the weather was perfect. On my way out I commented to one of the hostesses about my fondness for both my meal and the beverages I consumed, but began to add that they should consider adding...... and before I could finish, she said, "cornhole?" I blinked at her prescience and responded that I indeed thought adding some cornhole games to the lawn (something a lot of places do) would add some fun and even perhaps generate more business with bigger bar-tabs. She smiled and said, "yeah, we had that, but kids were taking the bags and ripping open the seams."

      In response I think I said something like, "don't you just love people? The harder you try, the more difficult they make it."