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Okay, so last entry for awhile, as tomorrow we head off on vacation. I have not packed, or gotten organized, and time is running out. Oh dear. Hopefully there’s enough caffeine in the world to get me through this day. We’ll see, I guess…..

(What I really need is Survivor following me around, encouraging me with my own personal theme song. Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! Imagine how much I could get done. Seriously!)

Anyway, If you’re going to be in the Cape Cod area, check out my appearances page: I’m reading at Eight Cousins in Falmouth, and at the Brewster Bookstore. Otherwise, let’s just plan to meet back here in, oh, a couple of weeks, okay?

Usually when I’m disappearing for awhile I leave a bunch of links, but today I decided to do something different. Lately a few folks have been leaving quotes here, and I’ve seen some on other journals that I really like, so I think I’ll just post some of those. I used to be really into quotes back in high school, had books and books full of them. These days I’m not quite so obsessed—choosing to fixate on things like TiVo and Us Weekly and Lance Armstrong instead—but if I see one that really resonates, I always write it down. Since this journal is usually based mostly on the frivolous—but in a good way, right?—maybe this will be nice, a good deep-thinking sort of entry. Or not. But here goes, some of my all time favorites……

Life is what we make it.
Always has been, always will be. —Grandma Moses

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt

If the only prayer you say in your life is “thank you” that would be enough.—Meister Eckhart

No one can possibly know what is about to happen. It is happening each time, for the first time, for the only time.—James Baldwin

Be nice twice.—John Irving, from a Widow for One Year (my personal assertiveness mantra)

“There is really nothing you must be.
And there is nothing you must do.
There is really nothing you must have.
And there is nothing you must know.
There is really nothing you must become.

However, it helps to understand that fire burns,
and when it rains, the earth gets wet.”
– Manabu Foljamakis (Elizabeth, I stole this off your journal. I just love it.)

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. —Ovid

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.—Dr. Spock (and it doesn’t just apply to childrearing, either!)

You might not want to now, but you’ll see, in the long run, you’ll be glad you did it.—my mother (I heard a LOT about the long run growing up)

And finally, for when all the other quotes don’t work:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. —Emerson

As for me:

Some people say forgive and forget. I say forget about forgiving and just accept. And get the hell out of town.—from Grosse Pointe Blank

I know there are a million others I’m forgetting, but oh well. These aren’t bad, and I’m sure you guys can come up with some of your own. And now, I’m off to start this long day, that will hopefully lead to some long and lazy ones. Have a good day everyone!