Before you read one more word, please, click the video and listen while you read. Thanks, Ann
No, I didn't get to go see the Craig Ferguson concert.
I bought a big screen tv.
I got to thinking about it. For not much more than the cost of tickets, gas, meals, miles to the car, and the weather which might mean having to stay over night? I got dinner, a big screen tv, made WB and Pup VERY happy, and I got WB to agree to being responsible for cooking dinner and NOT washing clothes.
Sounds not so good but trust me, it is. I don't like planning and cooking dinner and WB does a horrific job washing clothes. For us to continue doing these activities causes us all kinds of stress.
So we are NOT going to continue doing this anymore.
And did I mention? We bought a big screen tv which makes both of us very happy.
True, Tv's Craig Ferguson would have me laughing tonight. But only me. WB and Pup aren't fans. I'd have to go alone and I'd have to come back home alone through really bad weather. Back to where nothing was changing. I'd have been really pizzed off at the spots in the laundry while trying to figure out what to cook for supper night after night.
Now no longer my problem.
Trying to figure out where to put the tv. I'm good with that.
Plus tonight (it's now Monday) when they have the Presidential debate on NBC and they ask Newt G about his exwife? I can watch it in all it's 1080p, hooked up to the PS3, and HDtv glory while I'm nibbling on pizza that I didn't cook and folding towels so soft and clean - well it's good.
Then I'm gonna find a copy of something lovely.
Because I love musicals...
Again because I love musicals and Barbra Streisand.
Because the only thing I like more than musicals and Barbra Streisand?
This song from Funny Girl.
Nope, I don't care if probably didn't happen. I just love the whole song (and movie).
Or because it's big screen and great sound?
Because no one really knows for sure until that moment when they leave this world...
LOL I'm an optimistic pessimist romantic with pragmatic tendencies.
All on my great big color HDTV, 1080 pixels, connectivity to the computer or PS3 for streaming or playing video games, or looking up a politician's nose.during a debate television all while NOT having to plan or cook dinner or pay 13 dollars plus drinks and pop corn and gas.
That is not something that I could do after going to see TV's Craig Ferguson.
(This is a long post.)
As you may remember, I tried something alittle different.
The Zen Happiness Experiment worked much better than expected.
Have decided to try a year of it.
The "to do" list for this year.
No more "to do" lists only an "already done it" list. This year? I'm only doing what feels right or that puts a smile on my face.
If it doesn't feel right? Not doing it.
I'm clearing the decks of all the things that have caused my stress level to spike.
No more (LOL) "volunteering" to do kitchen duty or race duty. When you get the other people on the membership roster to actually do kitchen duty or race duty? Give me a call or pay us for the work. Until then? I'm very very very busy.breathing until next December.
LOL @ the timid comment. I think that you actually have to sail with a person before you can know how they'll sail.
I feel ever so much better. Sorry this isn't for venting but I do feel better.
"But wait," you might be thinking, "What about fencing? You were complaining how it made you ache? Are you going to quit?"
Nope, because every time I go to class? I learn more about an activity that makes my son happy.
And? I'm glad to learn something new. It's a pretty cool thing to put on a "already done list". Plus, I'm meeting some really nice people. I'm involved in Pup's life. It's good. Plus it's alot different than the sailing. Alot. These guys are working hard each week to teach us how to fence. That's not just a one day thing or a "throw a person in the water to teach them to swim" thing. I might not be able to do all the moves in fencing but it won't be from lack of trying or teaching.
Like the the first Zen Happiness Experiment, I'll keep a record of what happens here.
Hugs, Newt. I don't think that I'd have thought of this without meeting you. Really and truly miss hearing about you and Lexi.
I hope that you're both happy.