As the Mind Wanders

The skies that were blue when I got up this morning have turned to gray. They are kind of meditative colored, I think. Gray is a rather soothing color, as long as it doesn’t hover over us for too many days in a row.

My mind is wandering this morning. It has no destination, it is not following a path, it’s just meandering aimlessly. Probably hiding from the news, because it’s growing so weary of the news.

I think WordPress is flexing its muscles, showing me who’s in charge. It allows me to “like” only some of the blogs I follow. It’s done this before and gotten over it, so I’m hoping it gets over it soon as I’m growing weary of it. I don’t always have words to say about a post, but I like to let people know I stopped by.

It would seem there’s more than one thing I’m growing weary of. Sigh. I sigh a lot these years.

I’m taking a bit of a holiday from life. Well, parts of it. Cutting back on news because. Mental health. We loosen restrictions, new cases of Covid increase. I’ll stay here, thank you. By myself.

I hope the current protests against racism actually cause some changes to be made. I feel like this is a rerun from years gone by, although this time feels a little different. More fervor, perhaps. More unity, perhaps.

I’ve been craving lemony something. Maybe I’ll make some lemon cookies today – I found a recipe online that looks good.

How did we ever get by without internet? I mean, you needed so many paper books of all kinds – encyclopedias, cookbooks, how-to books. Now it’s all here in my laptop, or my iPad, or my phone. Concise, precise, ask and I’ll show you the way, Google says. Google has found some good recipes for me, whatever its control issues might be. Ot whatever issues those that are here to protect (?) us might say it has.

Speaking of being protected – I’m not feeling terribly protected these years. I’m feeling kind of – neglected. Not by those important in my personal life, but by those who make the rules about my life. How about you?

I have a white dog, and a white cat, and an orange and white cat. They are all shedding. To top it off, the dog is a lab, the ruling breed when it comes to shedding, I think. So guess what you will always take home with you if you visit my house? I won’t charge you for it – some things in life truly are free.

White cat is feeling a need to check out, quite thoroughly I might add, the grocery bags that are waiting to be taken back to the car. White cat often feels a need to check many things out, quite thoroughly. She was born in Thailand, and she has a lot of those Siamese qualities. Including the voice, and the freedom to use it. She and dog work together when they think it’s time to get out of bed. I am never included in that decision making.

The skies are still gray. Hmm, it would seems I’ve now wandered full circle.

Wishing you a life with enough. Enough of the good stuff, that is.

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 As the Mind Wanders

  1. Ally Bean says:

    WP has been doing screwy things. I can like some places, but not all places. I get some notifications of people who have commented, but not all people who have commented. I can revise my posts, but only so many time before WP backdates my post when I publish it. I tire of their shenanigans.

    I, too, wish you a life with enough of the good stuff.

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  2. Another great post with excellent words of wisdom. I too have been on hiatus from the mainstream news and selecting when and where I get my news. Stay safe, sane and healthy.

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  3. leendadll says:

    I’m with you on the news overload. I sometimes check the 10min NHK World News, or read the ABC Overnight’s scroll bar, but that’s about my limit. I strongly support social change but my activism is currently limited to pointing out my neighbor’s inherent racism.

    My cats are shedding like crazy!! And, remember, I don’t like to vacuum (and the good one is broken). I bought a “Tub Shroom” to catch hair before it makes clogs (HIGHLY recommend) and it currently get covered in fur every 2 to 3 showers! The shorthair kitties enjoy the Furminator comb but PCB requires scissors cause she’s longhair and haaaaaates being groomed! If you haven’t found cat fur in your freezer, I consider you an amateur!!

    I think I will use your post to motivate me to go sit in the sun, right now!

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  4. With those gray skies I think it’s time to take a nap.
    I have to believe these protests are going to be beneficial long term. Keep the hope Carol.

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  5. dawnkinster says:

    Wish we lived closer. We could visit while sitting apart. I don’t mind white fur.
    I sometimes watch the first 10 minutes of the news…sometimes I don’t even do that anymore. If 45 comes on I turn the TV off. I used to feel bad about that, thinking he might say something good and that I was prejudging him. Now I just turn him off. Not a chance in the world he will say anything worthwhile.

    I hope your skies turn blue again…we are having lovely weather now that the cold front moved through. High in low 70s, nights in mid 40s. Was perfect weather to move all that mulch which is now all moved to it’s forever home. I am so glad that is done!

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    • dawnkinster says:

      PS: WordPress is definitely having a moment. Yesterday I couldn’t get into my admin page, and suddenly, because it wasn’t the way I’m used to, couldn’t remember how I got there at all. Finally went in through a back door….and wrote the post. Now the button thingy is back. So maybe I imagined the whole thing.

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    • Carol says:

      That would be so nice, to be close enough to visit. I watch PBS news most often, although weekends are TV news free. And 45, cannot watch or listen anymore. He makes my stomach churn.

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  6. Wonderful post, Carol! So glad you are staying safe and well.

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    • Carol says:

      I’ve missed your posts, so it’s really a treat when you reappear.

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      • Dear Carol,
        That is so kind of you! I have missed your posts too, and my blogging community, but have kept busy working with my Neighborhood Action Coalition. I’ve been too disheartened to blog much, knocked off track by anxiety over the rise of fascism in this country, the spread of pandemic, and am depressed at the police brutality and social injustice in our world. I know we are on the same page about all that. I will reblog some of my old posts, which still seem relevant today, and am working on a new piece on environmental sustainability for the BeZine. Stay well and be safe. Give the girls a scratch behind the ear for me.
        Love,
        n

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  7. Kathy says:

    Good morning, Carol. Nice to read the thoughts where your mind rambled and share with all of us. I so get the part about taking a holiday just to get away from it all. (In fact contemplating writing a post about this very soon, if the planets align.) Have been taking a four-day retreat away from news, stats and Facebook. In fact–I know nothing that’s been going on in the world since Wednesday except what family/friends have slipped into conversation. Am feeling ready to *find out what’s happening* without falling down the rabbit hole. Gosh, it’s so easy to fall down the rabbit hole…

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