Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Midweek Meandering 1-30-13
Random Thoughts Drifting Through My Mind Today...
~ I look at the clock on my phone, it's 9:30 AM. I've only been at work for only an hour and I've already come to the conclusion that I don't want to be here... I think it's going to be a long day.
~Saying thank you for gifts given seems to be out of style. I'm amazed at how often my husband or I send something out to family or friends and never hear back if they even received it, much less liked it. Seems like common courtesy to me. It's so easy now days with email, Facebook, and texting, it doesn't have to be a fancy, formal, handwritten note... make the effort to say "I got it"! Remember that someone took the time and effort to do something nice for you.
~ Sometimes I DO understand what you are saying, but I disagree. Understanding does not necessarily result in compliance. If you want me to see things from your perspective, I need more information.
~ I value consistency and stability in my relationships, that what you say or do today will be the same tomorrow, that you aren't going to do a 180 turn-around on me. People do change and evolve, but it doesn't happen overnight. Communication is the key... always.
~ I love "winter" weather in West Texas, as opposed to what it was like growing up in South Dakota. We do have some cold days - in the 20's or 30's here, but many are in the 60's and 70's and I can get buy with wearing sandals all year round, the only exception being when it snows. I hate bulk coats and clothing, and I'm so much happier when a light jacket or a wrap is sufficient. It's true that you appreciate what you have more if you know what it's like not to have it. Snow is pretty to look at, not so fun to live and drive in.
~ It puzzles me when people do something that they know is going to displease you, and then say "don't get mad". Mad is my option, I am responsible for my feelings, and it is not your right to tell me how to feel. However, it is also my responsibility to handle my anger in an appropriate manner. It is not ok to fire a volley of four-letter words in response, or to hire a hit-man, even if I am angry. Give me a little time to deal with it. I am the type that gets mad and then gets over it, with very few exceptions. Life goes on and I wake up tomorrow ready to try again.
~ Belittling my writing is a sure way to end up on my "don't trust" list. Writing is at the core of who I am, it is my passion. If you don't understand that, then don't understand me at all.
~ This morning we were having a humorous discussion at work about "The son of a bitch deserved to die" defense in murder cases. Seriously, there has been a time or two in my life when I think that applied, and although I didn't commit murder, I really wanted to! I can understand how one can be angry enough or fed-up enough to lose control and just do it! I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying I understand.
~This month I've experienced the highest number of pageviews on my blog ever... that's exciting! Now if a few more folks would just take time to add a few words of comment, that would be nice.
~ Eating chocolate when you know you are allergic to it isnt' very smart, is it? My response is "But I LIKE IT!" Then I realize that's the same excuse folks with other kinds of addictions use. Gulp.
And on that note... time to finish up my lunch and get back to work. You don't see that Hershey's Kiss sitting next to my printer waiting for it's demise... do you?! :-)
Hope you're having a good Wednesday, wherever you are!