when i was little . . .
and i don’t even remember this. the only reason i know of it is from my mother.
she once apologized to me and said it’s a wonder she didn’t warp me for life about BIRDS!!!
apparently at the age of 2 and 3 . . .
i was mortally afraid of feathers. so. she carried one in her purse.
when i misbehaved . . . she got out the terrorizing feather and simply
moved it in her hand in my direction! that’s all it took.
i became a perfect little angel. then the feather went back into the purse.
she and i were always best friends. truly. i never went through that stage where
teenagers seem to ‘hate their mothers for awhile’. it just never occurred to me.
she was a jewel in every way.
but she really did worry that she had done some kind of damage to my mind! LOLOL.
messages that i value.
one tiny drop. and what you represent.
to those of us so parched in our drought again . . .
we long for and await your blessing.
to our beloved colorado and new mexico . . . such a short distance away . . .
we want you to leave. right now you are a frightening curse.
you show us the intrinsic value of all things in moderation.
this has been a guiding factor throughout my life it seems.
in my mind it calms me.
in my surroundings it delights me.
in my days it creates the best of what i love about this life.
my kind of office!
seriously. for the last 20 years of my working life i worked in a room
that was hermetically sealed. like a bug under a glass.
the last 10 years were spent in a room with not even any windows or a return air vent.
not the healthiest environment!!! thank goodness i liked the people i worked with!
but . . .
i would never complain. because of my long time spent there . . .
i am now able to live on a lovely small income that meets my needs.
if i feel bad. i can just lie down. if i want to stay up til midnight and sleep in . . .
i can! did i mention that i LOVE the golden age of retirement??? !!! LOL.
was it really worth all those years in that hermetically sealed room after all ?
everything has its drawbacks and its payoffs.
you just have to decide if it’s going to be worth it in the long run i guess!
and therein lies the rub.
i love me a good shower.
it’s soothing at night if you take one before bedtime.
it’s invigorating if you take it in the morning to start your
FRESH BRAND NEW DAY !!!
i always loved mondays. i did old bean. don’t know why.
i guess i just have always liked fresh starts!
my dear friend dewena likes them too. you watch her mention it here !!! LOLOL!!!
it’s sort of a strange little private club. there aren’t many members! LOL.
you knew i had to get a puppy into these messages didn’t you?
sure you did.
i cannot live without my fix of seeing one each and every day.
my beloved DOG.
they are the best little walking blessings i know.
they teach us unconditional love.
if we could just learn what they are trying to teach.
by the way.
talk about simplicity.
i own 4 towels.
i use a fresh one each week.
well. why ever not? if you hang it up and it dries properly . . . it’s clean and fresh!
after all . . . you just SHOWERED or BATHED did you not ??? !!!
try it. it’s a wonderfully simple way to live. !!!
even with kids i think it would work. just train them to HANG IT UP.
well. whom WHOM am i kidding. just go behind them and make sure
it’s hung up. LOL. we do live in the real world after all. LOL.
oh. just LOL’ing my way through this silly post.
husbands ??? not so sure. you’re on your own with that one.
you could put up this sign in the bathroom for him.
tell him it’s the new way to live.
we’re no longer going to go through 14 or more towels a week.
honestly. i knew a family who did that. WHEW!
time to hit the hay. tomorrow is my favorite day.
well. one of them. each one is my favorite actually.
it’s so nice to wake up you know. LOLOL!
i like this.
good night old bean.
i’ll post this in the morning. it’s late. and no doubt needs proofing.
but i’m tired.
hoping your work week is wonderful if you work.
and if you’re retired like me . . .
don’t mean to rub it in to you workers . . .
but AIN’T IT GRAND!!!
and p.s. if you ARE working. and you’re just PLUM BURNT OUT . . .
i did two posts on that a while back. they’re in the side bar . . .
just click on the first one… then try the second. there are a few ideas on it.
mister spock and burn out part one
mister spock and burn out part two
you never know. it just might help. it’s what helped ME!!!
we all get there at some time or other. check it out if you are.
and if you are . . . it’s a terrible time i know.
my heart to yours.
you will get through it.
til soon old bean.