We’ve Been Talking

We have – myself and I – been having quite a conversation this morning. Myself can be quite a nag, she really can. I try to resist her. I try to ignore her. She doesn’t give up easily.

So, I’m sitting here playing solitaire. Because. Because I feel like it. Because in the nearly 4 hours I’ve been up today, I have done some things. Myself says, “yeah, like what?” I respond that I have had my coffee. Myself is not impressed. I have put away the sweet potatoes I dehydrated as treats for my Shasta. Myself is still not impressed. I have gotten dressed, albeit only a few minutes ago, but don’t let’s get picky, I say. Myself just snickers. I have put more green beans in the dehydrator, and it is industriously dehydrating behind me. At the end of the day, I can show you what has been accomplished.

Myself is persistent, and not particularly kind about all of this. Myself says “Big deal! Look how much more needs to be done. This window you’re sitting next to needs to be washed, floors need to be vacuumed”. I say, well, yes, but when I checked the air quality earlier it was unhealthy for sensitiive groups. I am a sensitive group, all by myself. Myself was still not impressed. Fine, I said! Oh look, the air has cleared. Why don’t I just go wash a couple of windows. 

And I did. I washed the indow next to me, and just to prove I can be constructive and productive, and all those uctive things, I also washed the windows in the door in here. But now I must wait for my magic window drying cloth that absolutely does dry windows streak free to dry out before I can do more.

Myself likes to snicker, almost as much as she likes to nag. If I could get her to go into a closet, I’d close her up in there. But that would only work if I had a closet door that locked. Note to self: consider getting a lock for a closet door. 

Finally I told myself that I will go out this afternoon and pick up some pine cones, okay? Myself said, fine – as long as you do that, I’ll go back to my corner and let you enjoy your lunch in peace.

I am enjoying the quiet. I am going to play more solitaire. Proof there are some victories in life. Temporary though they may be.

My crabapple trees out front have been very productive this year. They are both loaded and waiting for the birds. I would love to show you a photo, but WordPress has gone and changed things again, so while I got the photo uploaded to my library I have not been able to figure out how to add it to this post. Maybe next time.

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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14 Responses to We’ve Been Talking

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    haha! My ‘myself’ sounds a lot like yours! She’s always telling me to get up and do something, but I don’t want to. 🙂

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  2. Robin says:

    I know that voice, the one who nags and snickers. I’ve got one too. She’s not quite as vocal as she used to be. Maybe because I’ve been learning to tune out the “shoulds.” 🙂

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  3. Lisa says:

    You need to offer yourself some grace. “Myself” will never be completely pacified regardless of how much you accomplish. Some people are like that. Enjoy the quiet and your solitaire games. Tell “myself” to be useful and go find your muse. xoxox

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  4. dawnkinster says:

    I’ve got one of those myselfs too. Plus a shagy four footed one who needs constant attention. Today all I got done was…hmmm….I started the dishwasher and I put the ironing board away. That seems like quite a lot to me.

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  5. Fun read! Sounds like a pretty “uctive” day to me!

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  6. Carol — This post put a smile on my face. Thank you!


  7. leendadll says:

    are you in the default writing mode or did you accept the Gutenberg beta test? in the default mode it’s just +Add (upper row, far left), then Media. I haven’t tried the Gutenberg mode yet.

    I dunno where I locked that voice but it doesn’t talk to me anymore. I only here the one that yells, LAY AROUND AND DO NOTHING


  8. Laura says:

    Your myself and my myself oughta get together sometime — they can snicker at us both while we enjoy the nothingness.

    Liked by 1 person

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