I have been fighting with my printer this morning – lately, it’s decided not to connect with the network to allow me to print things when I want to or need to. It’s really very annoying, and I’m resisting the urge to throw it to the ground and stomp on it. My right foot, the one I twisted so energetically, would not stomp well, but I can lean on something and stomp with the left foot. Instead, I think I’ll share some more of my world, then do a shut down and restart of computer and printer, just to see if that works.
Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink? To really quench thirst, I’d go for water. It has to be cold though – in the winter just out of the refrigerator without ice is fine, but in the summer, ice is a must. In warm weather, I do enjoy a cold beer after working outside, but nothing really quenches thirst like water for me.
Complete this sentence: Never In My Life Have I…. Won anything. I finally gave up on buying into opportunities to win that golden prize, or the million dollars, or even a set of knives, because it’s just not going to happen. If I want it, I’d better work for it. I guess I was not born with the winning gene.
If you could be given any gift what would it be? That’s a tough one. I have the gift of my children, my friends, life, a home, my furry girls, space to call my own. I think I’ll go the greedy route and say the gift I would like would be enough money to travel more; enough money to donate to those causes I view as worthy.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive? I usually don’t have a problem sleeping, but sometimes I will wake in the wee hours and sleep does not come back to find me. I lay as still and quietly as possible, because there is that eternal hope that sleep will find me soon – although it usually takes a couple of hours to do that. I try to keep my mind blank while I wait, but generally sleep isn’t returning because my mind thinks it needs to worry about things that don’t need to be worried about, at least not in the dark hours of morning.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful that life as I know it continues. I am grateful that I have been able to divorce myself, at least separate myself a little, from our political climate – a self-preservation separation. I am looking forward to the sunny days the forecast says are coming, and the continued healing of the pulled muscle in my foot so that I will soon be walking normally, rather than almost normally. I am grateful for the young man I was able to hire to rake up the pine needles and pine cones in my yard because that’s something I no longer care to deal with.
Now, I want to share my alcohol ink painting of the Homeless Man, from a photo my son took a few years ago. My Facebook friends have already seen this, so they can go no further if they choose.