Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stubborn is as stubborn does.

Or is that not the way the saying goes? Maybe I have it mixed up with another one. It does not matter, I will let it stand anyway. I am not going to worry about whether or not I got it right. If not, it will give you all something to smile about. I do get my English and Dutch sayings and expressions mixed up and that can cause confusion. Especially when I want to sound really astute and then really mess it up.
I am undecided if I am going to take a Sunday afternoon nap. I am not in the least sleepy, so I do not really have a good reason to go lie down in bed. I can also spend it reading that very good novel I told you all about and that may be a better pastime. At least I would be intellectually challenged, which at my age is a very necessary thing. Now that I do not do crossword puzzles anymore, I need to train my mind in something.
Remembering which groceries to get at the supermarket is not one of them because I always make a list. I am sure I would forget half of what I was supposed to get without one. I am really supposed to go shopping this afternoon, but I am not at all in the mood for it. I think if I am careful with what is in the refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets, I can postpone going to the store until tomorrow afternoon, when I will hopefully feel more like it. My excuse is that it is Sunday and an official day of rest, although this usually does not stop me.
It is all about convenience and having the right attitude and making things work for you. When it comes to that, I am a typical Western European woman and very spoiled. I assume just about anything is possible when I want it to be. If not immediately, then at least soon. With that comes the adaptability to always be ready for anything at all to happen at any moment. You can not rest on your laurels and have to always be prepared for everything. Pauses and times out happen less and less.
I have a somewhat busy week ahead of me, but I do have to be honest and say that I do not mind that one bit. It is so much better than having a string of empty days ahead of me, which I would manage to fill anyway. One important thing that is going to happen, is that Tyke's fur is going to be trimmed and I think he is going to be happy about that because he seems to be a bit bothered and hot. I am also going to the ophthalmologist and am curious what she will have to say. Hopefully, there will be nothing seriously wrong with my eyes and I will just have to get new glasses.
In spite of everything, I seem to be a lucky woman when it comes to that. Nothing really horrible is ever wrong with me, just the usual illnesses and breakdowns. I may worry ahead of time, but it always turns out well.


Gail said...

May your good fortune continue.

Rob-bear said...

Irene, you are not "stubborn"; you are "principled."

I hope you have a wonderful and healthy week, doing exactly what you please.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting