running in circles

Do you ever have those days where it feels like your running in circles or on a big wheel. Well for this particular human; those kinds of days are really frustrating. That was yesterday when one boss decided that 4 weeks of work could be replicated in 4 hours so that I could change the format and make things look prettier. Guess what, it didn’t work. So today I get to go announce defeat and propose doing something different.

But did you know that mice actually like to run on those wheels for fun? Yep; it’s true. A scientist did a study putting a wheel outside and filming who came to visit. A large number of neighborhood wild mice came and ran on the wheel; something like the gym rats who go every day to use the treadmills or elipticals. Check out the video at this NY Times article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/science/study-shows-that-mice-run-for-fun-not-just-for-lab-work.html?action=click&module=Search&region=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry573%23%2Fmice+wheel+run

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Author: robinesworld

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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