Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday's thoughts

I woke up with a headache today that made me feel nauseous. I wasn't even tempted to have a fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookie. Instead, I took some sinus medication and went back to bed.

I had a meeting yesterday at work that made me wonder about leadership, authority, small minds and narrow vision. It's a chicken or the egg sort of thing---did the small minds and narrow vision come as a result of leadership and authority or is it the other way around?

I can't think of anything that I want or need for Christmas. I would just settle for having a house full of people in recovery that have no family nearby and treating them to a great homemade Christmas dinner. Instead, it will be my in-laws and us. It's times like these that I wish for a big family and children running around.

Tonight is the 20th anniversary of a meeting I regularly attend. There's going to be some festive food. Several of us have been going for ice cream after the meeting, and it's been fun. However, last week, a fellow I know pontificated the entire time about how to work the program of Al-Anon. I chose to join in a conversation about rebuilding an old Mustang. I don't enjoy pontification.

The fall colors are at their best right now in this section of the coast. So far there hasn't been any frost and most of the summer flowers are still doing well. The fall garden is going to yield some collards, kale, and cabbage. Hopefully the collards will be ready by New Year since they are a New Year's Day tradition.

We decided to put up all the decorations again this year because the squirrels, deer, foxes, opossums, and rabbits enjoy them. After all these years, we finally got everything organized into boxes labeled by room. We used to pull a "whatchamacallit" out of the box and wonder where it went.

I'm no longer in search of aluminum Christmas trees since I now have 2 little ones and one large one from childhood that goes on the library table. It even has the color wheel that I thought was so dorky as a kid. Now I think that it's pretty cool.

Since I've been writing this, my headache has gotten better so I'm going to take a shower, get dressed, and head into work. I am glad that writing a few thoughts down works better than Head On. It ranks as one of the worst commercials in my opinion. It's right up there with The Clapper and I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up (Life call).

Have a good Tuesday.


  1. I'm glad you are feeling better. I put pen to paper or keyboard to monitor today as well and it does help to get it out. We do collards and black eyed peas at New Year's for good luck. Some traditions are so worth it!

    Feel better..Namaste

  2. Glad o have stopped by here. I am glad that you are feeling better. I like the frank flowing of your post.

    A great remainder week.

    Joy always,

  3. I love the Clapper commercials. Are you kidding me? Those are damn works of art! Especially the old lady in bed one.

    I also love aluminum Christmas trees. They are only really cool with the lights. The Moms and daddums had one when I was a tiny baby. It is in the home movies dad took all the time that gave me early cataracts. I was always squinting and shit because the damn light on the camera was blinding me.

    I'm serious. I have a cataract forming, and since I'm sort of young for them, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why. Thanks Dad! Since you paid for my college, I'll let it go, I guess.

  4. I would gladly skip the presents this Christmas, and have everyone put $10 into a hat. I would take the money, buy lots of McDonalds, and take it downtown to the street people.
    A friend of mine actually did that last year, and it is sounding better and better to me.

  5. I love old Mustangs.
    Did you know that on the first production run (late 1964) backup lights were optional?

  6. No little children left to scamper around here on Christmas and no grandchildren, but daughter loves Christmas as much as she did as a child.

    Son and his wife will be down to celebrate a few days after Christmas.

    I'm just going with the flow. :)


  7. Blessings, aloha and improved health...

  8. I'm for the old cars too.
    It's nice to hear you blog about your childhood aluminum tree again this year.
    You've been a good blogger friend for a whole year for me Syd and I thank you.jeNN

  9. glad the headache cleared. just goes to show, take the mind down some unused roads and it forgets all about the pain...

  10. Writing is cathartic -- hope the wild animals enjoy the decorations! We have a small housemartin fascinated by tinsel!

  11. glad your headache is better... it really helps me just to get some stuff written down and out in front of me

  12. You've certainly made me giggle this morning about the commercials..yep, I agree! I had one of those aluminum trees as a kid and with the colored lights....glad your head ache is gone and you are feeling better. always enjoy your sharing. Later, Jeanne

  13. Glad your head is better. You are a unique and priceless blogger.

  14. Glad your head's better, hope it continues to heal fully.

    Sinus headaches slow me.

    Christmas can be so much fun in the right frame of mind.

    Ice cream socials weekly, what fun!

  15. Isn't it great how a little venting can change you physically? Glad you're feeling better and I wish I'd been there over the weekend to see the boats all lit up for the Holiday Season. Lovely.


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