I’m Back From Living in My Head

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I would love to tell you I have been tucked away in a deep state of meditation and reflection and thinking about my place in this world.

But, in my best Maury Povich voice, I would have to say “And that was a lie.”

I was down for a good 24 hours with a migraine. The first one I have had in years. I took medication and it left me in a bit of a stupor for the next 12 hours or so. My body reacts so severely to medication it is frightening. So, yesterday I was back on track and today is catch-up day.

We made an offer on the house and it was rejected. We may counter today, but we are not going as far as they want us to move, so we are prepared to walk away rather than invest more than it is worth. In the interim we have engaged an architect and have met a couple of contractors to put together estimates to do what we would like to do here. Both options have long lists of positives and negatives, so we will just have to wait and see where it all falls out.

Our weather continues its rollercoaster behavior. Yesterday we had close to two inches of rain again. Today the sun is out but temperatures are going to drop again. We still have lettuce in our garden — can you believe that?

I almost forgot that today is Valentine’s Day. So, if you celebrate I hope the day is everything you hope for. We have never really put much stock in the holiday and have never exchanged gifts or cards on this day. We do have plans for a nice meal at home with a nice bottle of wine and I might go wild and make a batch of brownies. Who knows?

This holiday can be tough on some and beautiful for others — like most holidays I suppose. But love – well, that is what we have been programmed to be in search of our whole lives. If we do not have it or have lost it, watching the outpouring on a day like this can be tough. So, I will share my favorite poem which I often share on this day. It is a celebration of love here or gone.


And what is a holiday if you do not have a few songs stuck in rotation on your internal jukebox? Not sure why this is one running through my mind, but here it is. Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and Cardi B.


19 thoughts on “I’m Back From Living in My Head”

  1. We no longer make a big fuss on this day.
    We exchange cards, and that’s about it.
    I am very glad to hear you are feeling better, Maggie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I am tiring of the rain. Already over 18 inches this year. It was nice yesterday so we went to lunch and ran some errands to soak in the sunshine. It was good to get out while the temperatures were somewhat warm.

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  2. Glad the migraine has shifted. I have a friend who gets them so severely she needs an injection, which knocks her out for a day. Our weather, too, is a roller coaster from sunshine and snow to torrential downpours and high winds. I keep assuring myself it will get better 🙂

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    1. I, too, have a friend who receives injections for her migraines. Years ago I had them frequently, but I think mine were stress related. As I told Pete, we have already had over 18 inches of rain this year. Today we are enjoying a chilly but sunny morning. More rain next week, though.

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  3. Welcome back Maggie, I hope your migraine is truly gone…..
    Moving, extensions…eek enough to give you another head ache!! I like the poem and the song is amazing 💜. keep well 💜💜💜

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    1. Hi, Willow. Yes, I am fully recovered. I suppose the headache could have been brought on by stress. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and the song. My granddaughter used to love the video when the song came on.


    1. Thanks, Dan. Yes, there are lingering effects, but I am back to feeling normal again. I am sorry your wife gets them. They can be quite disruptive.

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  4. I’m sorry you had such a bad headache, but am glad you’re feeling better! The Rod McKuen poem is beautiful. I know he is your favorite ❤ I know your path is leading you to an amazing place filled with your 10s…and you both deserve that so very much! I love you so much!

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  5. Meh on Valentine’s Day, but I do enjoy seeing all the hearts that run rampant for a few days.
    So sorry the migraine took you down. I used to suffer so frequently and am grateful it’s lessened over time for me. I am ALSO very sensitive to meds :/
    Best of luck with the ideal outcomes from the housing situation 🙂


    1. Thanks, Joey. We are still in the debating stage with the house.

      Sorry you suffered with migraines but happy that they are infrequent now.


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