Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Memories, dreams, and reflections

Which is not my title, it's a book title. But I dabble in all three from time to time.

It is an odd time, many bridges to cross, all figurative. The month of May is like that in France. Tomorrow is a holiday, actually a double holiday. Labor Day and Acension Day. Labor Day is always May 1st but Acension Day isn't. Since it's a thursday, most people aren't working on friday and the boys don't have school. Same deal next week - May 8th is to celebrate the end of WWII and then monday is Pentecost, so a five day weekend with the bridge. Don't ask me how the economy stays afloat. I only know that paying off my student loans while the dollar is record low makes it so much more fun than before. SallieMae and US Department of Education, I'll see your criminally high interest rates and I'll raise you a kick-ass exchange rate.

As for dreams, well, Meghan, one of my shadow sisters, visited me in a dream last week. Blunt as always in my dreams, she told me I didn't belong here, where we were, in the dream. I was trying to go back, and you can't, she said as she kissed my cheek. So I woke up.

5 comments:

beth said...

Student loan question - have you ever refinanced it? I refinanced mine thru citigroup and my rate started at 3% but since I've made all my payments on time it has dropped to less that 2% - just a thought. Other than that - sweet dreams! I don't think I have any shadow sisters - how many do you have?

Nicole said...

Beth - two - Tanya and Meghan. No, I haven't refinanced, just consolidated.

kingba said...

Glad some good people are getting some windfall from our sliding economy (we ain't see nothing yet...)
And don't get hooked on dreams...
Love, The Pope

Lorraine said...

I'm glad she kissed your cheek. That was important.

Nicole said...

Kingba - whyever not?

Lorraine - I thought so too. Meg's like that.