Sidetracked, verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1. to move from the main track to a siding, as a train.
2. to move or distract from the main subject or course.
Origin 1825-35, Americanism.

Here I am in 2015 sidetracked until my brain is a bouncing ball. A post from Ancestry on Face Book distracted me first. Martha and I were talking about death dates, she downstairs doing the cross word puzzle, me at my desk upstairs at the computer. Soon I had all of my research in piles on the bed. Surprise over so many items I’d forgotten, and recalling how I had meant to organize these more years ago than is comfortable. I’m halfway through one Face Book when I’m into piles of research, reading and sidetracked from my plans for the day.

letter from grannyI’d forgotten I had letters from my Granny, Mary Elizabeth Markham Dixon. Of course I had to read them. They are in deplorable condition. You’d think I would have learned how to preserve antiquities when I studied for my MLS. I’ll have to do more research about this and get on it right away.

One thing leads to another! I wish you a beautiful Friday and lots of energy to tame all of your distractions. (Thanks, Bette Cox, for telling me the day. :D)

6 thoughts on “Sidetracked

  1. Your tale of being sidetracked rings a bell for me. That is my constant state. One of the things I like about this time of life is opening a box and experiencing the contents, which I’ve forgotten, as new all over again. 🙂

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