It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish. J.R.R. Tolkien
It is true if you don’t start something you will never finish it. I can prove it. Yesterday, I kept reminding myself that Monday musings needed to be written. It was Monday after all. But I never did start writing. Here it is Tuesday, too late for Monday musings, so I will just talk. Not that I have anything much to say today.
The weather has been great for walking the last few days. Not too hot and little humidity. That makes me happy. It’s supposed to rain the next few days, which we need, but I will complain if I have to walk in the rain. In fact, I probably won’t take a walk if it rains and I will complain about that.
Here’s something else I have been complaining about lately, movies. Why do they have to be over two hours long? Whatever happened to ninety minute movies? I don’t go out to movies, I get them from Netflix and watch them at home, so I could pause them, do something else then go back and watch the rest later. But, for some reason I always mess up the pause thing and have to go back to the beginning and fast forward to where I left off…if I remember where I left off and if I remembered to pause before turning the TV off. See, another complaint.
I am in dire need of an attitude adjustment. If only there was an app for it. But there isn’t! Is that a complaint or just a comment? I could go on and on like this, but I will spare you, and stop here.
I will be in better spirits Thursday when I share my thoughts. At least, I hope so. I’m driving myself crazy with all this complaining nonsense.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. Miguel Angel Ruiz
Well, it still is Thursday, but not for long. I have been trying to get this written all day and now I am determined to see it through to the finish! So, here goes.
The day started out as usual. I got up late. I would have gotten up even later but Teddy insists on having breakfast before nine am. Then as usual I read the paper and did the puzzles and had something to eat. Isn’t this just too interesting? Anyway…
I got dressed and thought I would write today’s post. I thought for a while and came up with nothing So, I took a walk. While walking I started complaining. About what you ask? There was nothing making me happy, every little thing was worthy of a complaint. It was too windy, which was strange because I like windy days. It was not just too hot, but humid and muggy. Seems Spring is giving in to Summer already. The pollen was bad and I started coughing and sneezing. I hate that. I couldn’t find a station on Pandora that I wanted to listen to, the neighborhood scenery was boring. I think you get the picture.
When I came home I turned the laptop on and got lost in the internet waste land. Took around an hour to find my way back to the real world. Time for lunch. Had a grilled cheese sandwich. While eating I complained about wasting time wandering the ‘net and about how boring my sandwich was and that the iced tea was weak. Ok, moving on.
After lunch I gave some thought to cleaning. That didn’t make me happy so I decided to read a couple of chapters of the book I started last night. Then I took a nap. The phone woke me up. It was one of those recorded messages trying to get me to list my condo for sale. Not gonna happen!
Supper time. I watch Netflix when I have supper. Right now I am watching the Sherlock series. It’s pretty good but I did complain that I have a hard time hearing the TV and Sherlock talks way too fast! Then I did the dishes. I can’t stand having a messy kitchen. Oh, by the way my dishwasher isn’t working…something else to complain about.
And now I am here. When looking for a quote for inspiration I found the one at the top above the cat picture. It sure made me stop and consider my day. What a silly way to spend the day! Complaining about every little thing. I have nothing real or of any consequence to blabber about. I have a good life. A happy life. A life filled with love and joy and freedom. I was such an ungrateful brat all day. I promise that is not my usual self. Obviously, I had an off day that needs to be put in the trash can of regret for being a….well you know what.
So there you have it my Thursday thoughts. I will try to do better with my Monday musings. Tomorrow will be wonderful!
We all know someone, or many someones, who are very vocal about their problems and suffering that drives us crazy. They always seem to have something to complain about and make it quite clear that their life is awful…and that we should agree with them. So, just agree with them. Don’t make any suggestions or even hint that things will get better. That will just start another tirade about how you don’t understand them and what an awful time they are having.
It is okay to have an occasional rant about our troubles and woes, even good for us. It can be cathartic to just let it all out and then be done with it. I have been known to rant and rave about what is bothering me but I see no need to go on and on. Carrying on just makes whoever is listening wonder why they ever thought of you as a nice person.
One bit of advise then this mini rant will be over. If you suffer loudly and long it is best to be sure the person subjected to it is a really good friend…or someone you don’t care about at all.
Last week it was in 70*.
Since Sunday when we had snow
it has been in the 50* in the daytime
and 30* at night.
Tonight and the two nights after
it is going to be in the 20*!
“Enough of this nonsense!
This is the sunny South
and March means warm!”