Tuesday:) Take It One Day At A Time

21 Feb

“When this rollercoaster life spins you till your dizzy, then swirls you around in slow motion, the best thing to do is take a deep breath, hold on tight, and take it one day at a time.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis
“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” 

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


For me, the secret to not getting dizzy and throwing up in this rollercoaster ride we call life is…keep busy, keep busy, and keep busy. It keeps your mind off the bumpy ride. I do it well.

Yesterday started out as a gloomy dreary day. The grey flannel clouds (I like that metaphor) hovered over the cookie cutter rooftops as I walked. I was almost inspired to write a poem, but the inspiration passed. I love taking pictures of the skiy and surroundings on my walks.

I took my neighbor dog, Bella, for a couple of walks. By the time we got around to the afternoon walk at 4, the sun was out the the sky was an alluring azure blue, with a few tufts of white cotton ball clouds.  What a difference a couple of hours makes.

I had just enough time to write my Monday blog, change, and head over to Rockfish, the restaurant where some friends were meeting at 5. This is a nice group of 50-and-over  folks that just meet a couple times a month for food and friendship. Mr. Jerry from church invited me a couple months back. About 25-30 people attend, and I always get to talk to some interesting people and make new friends.

This is Bill. He’s kind of a McKinney fixture. I see him on the square all the time, but never had a chance to talk to him. Nice guy.

When I got home, around 8, I went up to my “crap room” to paint till around 1:30 a.m.  Yes, my craft room  is a mess again. I’m working on painting another large bowl and some wine glasses. (Long story for another day. Maybe tomorrow.) Yikes! A busy Monday.

Today, the same rollercoaster day. Walk Bella, lunch at Olive Garden with Zelda, stop at the craft store, and a few errands, walk Bella again, and walk more after dropping her off, pay some bills, work on this blog, then I’ll scurry off to church at 6 to hear Father Jim, from Sunday, talk about his mission. That should be fun. He’s a Catholic comedian in a priest’s collar. Do you remember Father Jim from Sunday?

Life is short, so I like to pack a lot into every single day. I take a deep breath, get on the rollercoaster, and take it one day at a time. 

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