by Irwin Lengel
What can I say about the week I have had – well – for one thing, it has been a rough one.
So, let’s start out with some thoughts for today:
If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.
And never ever stand between a dog and the hydrant.
Why is it as we age, one of the things that constantly seems to hide in the back of our head is the thought of being alone. We do not talk about it, but we know it is coming. Now, I am not talking about losing a mate or anything like that, noooo, I am talking about when you know you are truly alone. Just you and your mind….scary thought, isn’t it?
Need an example – OK – you wake up one morning at 3 AM and cannot go back to sleep. What do you do? What any self-righteous senior in your position would do. You get yourself up out of bed, march right into the kitchen and begin alphabetizing the spices in your spice rack. You know, those bottles and shakers that have been sitting in the cupboard since before World War II, that if given half a chance, would have marched out of your cupboard and into the trash can on their own years ago.
But guess what, once done with the spices, you are still not in sleepy mode. What to do, what to do?
Oh, I know – you decide it must be time to have a long conversation with your plants. The house is quiet, so you think to yourself, why not? After spending the next hour or so talking to them, you decide they must be getting sleepy themselves as they look somewhat droopy. Truth-be-told, if they could talk amongst themselves, they would be saying – what is it with this nut-job, why don’t he go back to bed. But they weren’t really looking droopy, they fell asleep themselves listening to you ramble on.
Well, as I said earlier in this post, it has been a rough week and by that, I mean I did not accomplish all the tasks I told myself I would do. So, I will make this a short post so as to play catch-up with what I was supposed to be doing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before I peeter out! (Is 'peeter' even a word?)
But before I go, allow me to end this post with yet another thought for the day:
Ever been in one of those “the glass is half-full, no the glass is half-empty” conversations. Next time that situation arises – just say: “Are you going to drink that?”
Have a great day. Until next time!