Good Grief, Charlie Brown! I Need a Vacation!


Acadia National Park Quarter*

A quarter is about as simple as math gets.   The quarter is our most popular coin.  Little kids who can’t count know that a quarter is 25 cents, and it takes four quarters to have $1.  The US Mint uses the quarter to promote celebrations (bicentennial quarter in 1976) and coin collection (50 states and national parks).

Yet, this intrepid blogger with all her education and high IQ confused 225,000 with 250,000.  Close, but as they say, no cigar.  My face is red.  I’m mortally embarrassed.  I published my previous post before I realized I’m so exhausted that I can’t do the simplest math.  Perhaps it was the impatient little kid in me asking too often,  “are we there yet?”

Good golly, Miss Molly. Good grief, Charlie Brown. Clearly, I need to take my addled brain on vacation.

I’ve promised myself a vacation since I started this blog on V-Day, 2009.  But, I never seem to actually take the time off.

There is a lot in my life to celebrate.  The tulips are in bloom.  We’re getting Spring this year.  My bike is repaired and ready to ride.  I love going to the beach with my camera for an Artist’s Date.  I have a pile of movies to watch.  I’ve been in my new digs for a year.

It is time for some self-care.  I want to have the energy and stamina to reach the next level.  We’ve accomplished great things individually and collectively, and I’m very excited about the future.

*  The Acadia quarter depicts the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Acadia’s rough coastline in Maine.  It is part of the America the Beautiful series which commemorates national parks.

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