What Is Your Biggest Regret

Webster’s defines regret as feeling sorrowful or having remorse for an act, fault, disappointment etc.   A sense of loss, disappointment, dissatisfaction.   You see that disappointment seems to be the main focus here.  So what do you regret? or what has been a disappointment to you? I suppose is the question of this blog post.

I think that we have disappointments every day.  I don’t necessarily think they would always be considered  regrets.  Especially if the disappointment turned out to be something good in the long run and we just couldn’t see it at the time it was happening.

 

I can’t say I have a lot of regrets.  I am stumped to come up with something that would be my biggest regret.  I always wished I had gotten more education or learned different things.  I can’t really call that a regret because I may still do that.  I wish I had learned to play another musical instrument but again I still can.

I do regret not spending time with my nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews when they were younger.  I always loved being around them and seeing the world through their eyes.  They were growing up at a time when I was younger and busier and just didn’t make the time for them that I should have. So yes, time is something you can never get back, and moments only happen once. Choose wisely.

What regrets do you have?  Any you would like to share?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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Tuesday Experience, Working From Home

Happy Tuesday? friends.  I feel like I am losing track of the days.  It is raining again here in East Tennessee.  The temperatures are very mild but rain rain and more rain.  Of course if you have to stay in I suppose it’s not too bad it is actually rather cozy.

I have been working at home a bit and I have to say I rather like it.  The only problem is my co-workers are very needy and they breathe on me and they seem to think that because I am at home they can now have a potty break every five minutes.  This is followed by replenishing water and food bowls and multiple treats.  My husband and I are choosing to stay in separate parts of the house. We feel that by being in different parts of the house and giving each other some distance we will ward off a divorce or possibly keep one of us from running amok with an axe.  It’s worked out pretty well so far.

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 I  had all of my work spread out on my bed when I noticed I could see me working in the armoire and you know I had to take a selfie.  Of course this led to about 15 selfies lol. 

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  When working from home you can take a quick nap after lunch with  your co-worker.  Note: this should not be done at your real workplace. 

My little mother in law, who lives in the assisted living village, in quarantine, called me this morning and told me that she had seen someone make a delivery to her next door neighbor’s back door.   The only deliveries made to the village are supposed to be through the front and items are collected by a Nurse or CNA.  Turns out the contraband was a crossword puzzle book in a plastic bag.   Her neighbor met the person at her back door (They have two entrances into their rooms.)  So my mother in law had it all planned out for me to arrive tomorrow, approximately ten minutes after she called me and she would meet me at her back door. I would slip the cookies and drinks and depends into the door.  She said we might even get to have a little conversation.  I told her I didn’t think I was supposed to do that.  She said don’t worry it will be o.k.  So I was supposed to make the drop tomorrow.  As I mentioned we have been taking the items to the front door, we ring a bell, and a Nurse or CNA comes out and gets the goods.  I even heard they kept the items in a quarantined area for a few days before giving it to them. That makes more sense.

Well I worried most of the day about what to do.  I knew I couldn’t make the drop like she wanted me to.  I even considered bringing in the big guns, my husband, she thinks he is perfect and will listen to anything he says.  But turns out I didn’t have to worry about it.  She called me tonight and said they weren’t allowed to get any deliveries at their outside doors. The staff had even put a sign on every door!!!!  So we will deliver the items to the front entrance as usual tomorrow.  My heart goes out to these precious people. As bad as it is for us to be homebound, think about them not even being able to visit with the other residents in the village.

So today is day 24 of my 30 day blog challenge and the topic is:
What attracts you in love, so let’s see:  Here are just a few.

I am going to refer to this from a stand point of falling in love but could very well be just in loving anyone.  These are in no particular order of importance.

  1. Manners, I remember when I was dating, and it may be a southern thing, but men who had manners and knew how to use them made me crazy!! in a good way.
  2. Someone who has a take charge attitude but also appreciates me for wanting to do my own thing.
  3. Personality, making me laugh, getting along with others
  4. Confidence
  5. Having a sense of humor.  You have to have one being around me, just ask my husband.
  6. Intelligence
  7. Having a neat appearance and caring about how you look.
  8. Someone who tells me I am beautiful and that they love me constantly.
  9. Honesty
  10. Someone who can be completely comfortable around me.

Do you remember why you fell in love?  What it was about that person in your life that made you crazy about them.  Being quarantined might be a good time to think of these things. Just saying!!!!

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

I have a question for you.  What would you do if you won the lottery?  And this is also assuming that you took the lesser lump sum of money and now you are rich!!! What would you do first?

 

Yes I know the general rules of:
See a tax pro
Don’t make sudden Lifestyle changes
Secure an account and a lawyer
Live within a budget
Plan investments wisely

Yes yes yes I know all of that, but what would you do for you?  Would you go crazy and go on a shopping spree? buy a new car? a new house? Quit your job?

I think a lot of this depends on your age, your marital status, are you a parent? do you truly love your job? you see where I am going with this. How established are you in life?  Here is what I would do if I won the lottery.

I would not quit my job, not right away anyway.

I would pay off any debts that I had.

I would help my family out financially if they needed it. 

I would take a trip around the world, well after Corona.

I would invest in the charities that I do now but on a much greater scale.  I love donating to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.  This is a hospital where children are treated and there is never a worry about cost to the parents.  I can’t imagine having a sick child and maybe even terminally sick and have to worry about money at the same time.  St. Jude’s takes this worry away.  Shriner’s Children’s Hospital is another favorite of mine. 

I would provide college educations for my nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews so they would never have to worry about the expense.

I would love to hire people who would go to the assisted living center where my mother in law is, and others across the states and have them spend time with the residents, reading or just talking and watching TV with them.

And this last one I might have to persuade my husband to do.  I would buy a huge farm and take in dogs and cats that need homes.  I would lay right down in the middle of them and make the time they have here on earth as precious as it can be.  

Oh and I might buy a new Lamborghini

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Soooooo what would you do?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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The Redbuds Are Blooming!!!!

Day 22 of the 30 day blog challenge!! Duhm Duhm!!! if you don’t know, that is the sound when Law And Order is coming on Ha!!!  So yes up to day 22 and yes it has been a bit of a challenge but a lot of fun too.  The official title of this post is, What Are Your Worst Habits and I will get to those in a minute but really what is the fun of writing about that.  I am sure I have told you before what they are but I will have a refresher at the end of this post.

Who would have thought when I started this 22 days ago that things were going to go a little haywire, but they have.  Just when you think you are focused on something, life swoops in and says “oh aren’t you cute? thinking you know anything about anything”

I will have to say this quarantine is scary.  I am a homebody and it doesn’t bother me to stay at home when I have to especially when it is getting warm outside and things are starting to bloom.  Especially the Redbuds.   Why are they called Redbuds when they obviously look purple.  When they bud out they are red you can see a little red in the photo below.

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   See the redbuds when they are first starting to bud out?
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         Don’t they look purple after they have bloomed?

Spring is coming you see the signs of it everywhere.  But we still have several winters to get through.  Let me explain.  In the south, or maybe it’s everywhere, we have Redbud Winter, Dogwood Winter, Blackberry Winter and Whippoorwill Winter.   And in that order if am not mistaken if I am someone tell me.  My husband makes fun of me for believing in these winters but I find them to be true.  If you want to read more about those winters and when they show up I did a blog about it last year. Redbud Winter.

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  My Irises are about to bloom.  These are special Irises.  They came from my mama’s house where I grew up.  My mama could grow anything but her Irises were amazing.  When she died back in 2003 and we sold her house I dug up several of these Irises and I have a lot of them in my yard.  I shared them with my nieces and they now have them in their yards. So in many ways my sweet mama is still with us.

So today as Scruffy, Molly and I were taking our walk I noticed that the Redbuds were blooming. I am so excited to see new growth.  It’s like no matter what else is going on in the world the earth is still producing just like it is supposed to.

My Hens and Chicks are doing amazing.  A friend of mine told me to just leave them outside in the winter and they always come back in the spring. They are a type of cactus so they are very hardy.  A funny story:  I was talking to my niece on the phone this morning and I was sitting on the deck looking at the Hens and Chicks.  I said ” Wow my Hens and Chickens are doing great!!!  I left them out all winter and they may have frozen a little but now they are coming back to life.  She said “WHAT!!!! she thought I meant real chickens HA HA!!!

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O.K. O.K. so I might be stalling on telling you my bad habits.  But you have heard them before.  Probably a million times but…..  Here are some of my bad habits that I want so desperately to change:

  1. I need to eat better and have a healthier diet.  I need to eat more fruits and vegetables.  I know it makes me feel better when I eat better.  I notice that my skin looks better and I feel better etc.
  2. I know I should exercise more.  I committed to my husband that I would start walking two miles a day.  I am trying to keep up with that daily and make it happen. With the state of our world right now it is hard to focus on things like that.
  3. My sleep is sort of jacked up.  I do not get enough sleep.  Even though I know how important it is.  I am constantly going to bed late, reading in the middle of the night, and just not making sleep a priority.
  4. I procrastinate.  I am still doing it.  I try to do better and then life gets in the way.  How is this a bad habit you might ask.  Well I believe when you procrastinate it gives you anxiety and that is no good.  It makes you feel terrible like there is always something looming over you that you need to do.
  5. I have a terrible temper.  I am a Taurus so I come by it naturally.  I tend to loose my cool really quick.  This is something I work on daily.  I have found that in my older age it is getting better.  I think it is because things that once held importance just don’t anymore.

Alway remember

Love your day your way!!!!

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