A Bit of This and A Bit of That

and you could end up with a delicious soup. Or you could end up with a pot full of a bit of this and a bit of that, completely inedible. And that’s how this post could go.

I had a friend tell me the other day that after 54 years of marriage, she just found out her husband’s favorite cookie is shortbread. I laughed, and told her I now felt so much better because I have had my printer for over a year (I really don’t remember how long ago I got it) and just discovered there is a backrest to hold the paper upright. Interesting how there’s always something new to learn, isn’t it? Interesting to learn how much we don’t know, isn’t it?

The other day I was walking across a room in my house and felt a need to stretch. I learning something else new – I don’t walk well while stretching.

Then there’s those things we say – I told someone when they called the other day and asked what I was doing that I was “feeding my face”. Well, that’s a silly thing to say, isn’t it? I was really feeding my stomach because that’s what complains about needing to be fed, not my face. Yes, the food makes its way to my stomach via an orifice in my face know as my mouth, which contains teeth for chewing, but still – it is not my face that I’m feeding. And when we disagree with someone and tell them “I don’t think . . .” Sad for us that we don’t think, isn’t it?

WordPress has decided I should not be allowed to push the “like” button for posts on a couple of the blogs I read regularly. I push like, a little window flashes past, and my “like” is completely ignored. Repeatedly. Very annoying, and why is it selective about which blogs I can like and which I cannot? Shouldn’t that be my choice?

I read a blog post this morning where the author made a statement, and ended it with a few lyrics from a song. That made me think about how often I’ll read, write, or say words, and lyrics from some song or another will pop into my brain. Never song titles, because I rarely remember the titles of songs or books (there are some gaps in my brain, and sometimes it behaves like WordPress). I like music, I listen to music sometimes, but mostly my house is silent because I like the sound of silence best most often, so it seems strange to me that I connect with song lyrics so often.

I’m working at teaching my computer that it does not know everything, that sometimes a word I use needs to be allowed to stay where I put it. Autocorrect is nice, but I don’t always feel a need to use Webster authorized words when I’m writing. It’s my writing, I should be able to use words of my choice, real or not. It’s going to be a battle I can tell, because Mac thinks he’s so much smarter than the rest of us. But I can be stubborn too.

Cold temperatures have arrived, and I am dreaming of walking on an ocean beach where temperatures are warmer and the ocean sings to me.

Wherever you are, whatever your temperatures and dreams are, I wish you enough for long enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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13 Responses to A Bit of This and A Bit of That

  1. dawnkinster says:

    A walk on a warm beach sounds perfect about now. We are going to get snow tonight…tomorrow our world will look different. That’s OK I guess, after all it IS December. In Michigan. But we are planning a drive to NC on Monday and I’m hoping for no snow in the mountains for our trip.

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  2. I enjoy your random thoughts, Carol. Food for thought. Or, I guess we don’t need food for our thoughts, now do we? A beach walk sounds lovely. I don’t mind walking on the beach in cold weather, but… I was hoping to visit Cape May for a couple of days this week, but rain was forecast. Then I decided I’d try to go next week, but windy weather in the 30s is forecast. Should I go or not? I really love walking on the beach in winter, but winter to that degree might be too much. If I don’t go soon, I may not have time again for a long time. That beach picture does pull me in though. Happy holidays!

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  3. Kathy says:

    Well, YOUR like button seems to be working! Did you fall when you were walking and stretching? My mom couldn’t cross the street on a windy day last week. She has balance issues and the wind was blowing so fiercely. Luckily, a lady stopped, invited her into her car, and drove her back to her own car. So even walking by itself can be a problem at times!

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  4. leendadll says:

    Oh, I usually that like/not like issue with Chrome… very unpredictable. It was also moody about displaying notifications… sometimes yes, sometimes no. All seems to be better since the latest upgrade (yesterday or the day before)… guess they’ve rolled the issue to i-products.

    I keep auto-correct turned off most of the time… too unpredictable (esp since my phone was defaulting to UK english, even after I reassigned it to American English for the billionth time).

    I will still say feeding my face… since it’s usually my tastebuds that are hungry, not my tummy. My peeve is when people say, “I could have cared less.”… Hey, that’s a GOOD thing… it means you still had some caring left!!

    I thought the weather was mixed yesterday… warm with cold breezes. turns it it was just the fact that my house has no insulation and while it was 70+ outside, it was only 60 in my living room at 1pm. Today is much nicer…in the 70s inside & out. I think I’ll actually make it the 1 block to pick up meds. If the antidepressants work, maybe I’ll even do one of those beach walks for you (though, personally, my goal is to go whale watching and hope to see blue whales or orcas).

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  5. My office gave me a new laptop and I had it for several months before I found out (by watching a co-worker with the same kind) that it has “touch” ability – that is, I can touch the screen to make things happen like on tablet or phone. Boy, did I feel silly. Nice that life can be endlessly full of fun surprises.


  6. loisajay says:

    I am relieved that I am not the only one who cannot click the like button…on someone’s comment on my own blog! WTH, WP!?
    It is so bitterly cold here in sunny FL. Trump is in town tonight. All the downtown streets are closed. I hope it is cold enough to make him hop right back on his plane. I planned on going downtown tomorrow. Yes, that is exactly how I am feeling….

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  7. Robin says:

    I enjoy your rambling thoughts with a bit of this and a bit of that. 🙂 The Like button gave me grief a while back and, in my case, it turned out my mouse was double-clicking on them (turning the Like on and off). I’m with you on the auto-correct. I can’t believe some of the things auto-correct will come up with at times.

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  8. Lisa says:

    What a great stream-of-conciousness post! It made me smile and giggle. After 37 years of marriage, I’m still learning things about Entrepreneur that surprise me. And, the beach looks fabulous….here oday, it will be in the 50s, but tomorrow’s high is forecasted to only be in the 30s. Guess I should get out and about today?! xoxo

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  9. jay53 says:

    Hahaha! There is a ‘Like’ button on your blog and it doesn’t even pretend to do anything! I can’t click it at all!

    I am like you. I love music, but I like silence, too, so mostly our house is silent. I get really annoyed if something starts playing music automatically (usually inane, repetitive, ‘jolly’ stuff) on a blog or a web-page I visit, or if a video I choose to watch has all the information given by text, but there is still inane, repetitive, ‘jolly’ music there as a soundtrack. My computer is on mute most of the time.

    We quote lyrics at each other, too. A wanted me to stand in the light while he helped me to dress the other day and he said ‘Come over to the window, my little darling’ to which I replied ‘Why? Do you want to try to read my palm?’ That’s from Leonard Cohen’s ‘So Long, Marianne’. Why do you and I still quote lyrics despite liking silence? I think it’s because since we do choose music carefully and don’t listen to it mindlessly as background noise, we value it more and listen to it better!

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