This post started out simply enough… I was going to say that I had been hibernating somewhat, and now I’m back. That sounded kind of lackluster though; I was curious if there was a word or phrase for that–being back, that is. What’s the opposite of hibernate? Dehibernate? Unhibernate? Nope, no such words. I did come across the word aestivate, which means, “to lie dormant in the summer”. Following this logic, then I was “dormant in the winter”. I wish that were the case, but far from it. There were the holidays, family crazies, the retreat, appointments, family crazies, spring cleaning, family crazies–you get the picture.
So I began to question whether I’d been ‘hibernating’ after all. As I investigated further, words like lethargic, idle and vegetate came up. Uh, not exactly. And the more I googled (yep, it’s an official verb), the darker it got. I was led down the path of decay, rot and sloth. Was it true that I had actually been in a state of pandiculation, odiosity or even statuvolence? Could I really have piddered, pudded, dabbled and faddle fribbled my time away? That couldn’t have possibly been the case–after about two hours of this, I slapped myself and came out of my stupor.
The bottom line is that I’m now I’m so confused that I don’t know where I was—but I do know where I wasn’t! And I know where I’m going, or more precisely, where I think I’m going. How about you?