Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

I’m Fine, But It DOES Reinforce How We All Need To Do Things Differently Next Year

June 26, 2019

I made numerous mentions that my son’s 2nd grade year was hard on all of us, but I didn’t quite realize how hard it had been on me personally until I sat down today to assemble his work portfolio for evaluation and I started having unpleasant emotional flashbacks.


I’ve Been Working On My “Person Skills” Ever Since

June 24, 2019

I spent the better part of my life believing I was a terrible person before I realized I wasn’t a terrible person, just an unskilled one.

So It’s A Trifle On The Warm Side

June 21, 2019

Today is a typical South Florida summer day.  Out my window I can see that the sun is shining and the birds are combusting.

We Can Only Hope

June 20, 2019

Ah, Mrs. Grundy, well over two hundred years old, and still just as spry as ever.  Will she ever slow down?

Now What Was I Supposed To Do Again Today? Oh, Hey, That Looks Interesting . . .

June 19, 2019

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Zen Proverb

When the student is not ready, distractions will appear.

– My personal addendum

Maybe She Has A Point After All

June 14, 2019

Paraphrased from a text conversation between me and Lala:

Me:  “Just dropped L’s Mother off  for her appointment.  Now to make the decision on how to spend my time for a bit.”

Lala:  “You’ll find some place awesome.  You have that knack.”

 Me:  (thinking) I don’t know if that’s really accurate.

Me: (Also thinking, but now after I’ve finished eating)  That deep fried raspberry cheesecake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle really was pretty good.

Fortunately He Didn’t Drink Much

June 13, 2019

This morning I found a dead moth in my coffee.  While I am happy to report that this didn’t ruin my morning, I have decided to excuse myself from having to make any witty observations and/or pithy comments today.

Oh, Riiiight! Happy Birthday Then!

June 12, 2019

Why am I wishing this person a happy birthday via social media again?  I asked myself this morning.  We haven’t talked in years, I can’t remember the last time they even acknowledged when I sent them any well wishes, and odds are good they’re not checking their own page anymore anyway, so . . . why?

Because it’s their birthday, the answer came back, and if they do check their page you want them to know you were thinking of them even if they don’t acknowledge you, remember?

Guess Which Two Things Have Started To Be Cooked Around Here More Lately, And You’ll Have The Answer

June 11, 2019

It’s actually impressive to me that cooking cauliflower can almost rival cooking fish in its ability to permeate the house with its odor.

Guess how I know this.

He Still Owes Me Another Game

June 10, 2019

Today was one of those days when I just didn’t feel right when I woke up, and I only felt worse as the day wore on.  The highpoint of my day was losing (and I mean profoundly losing) a game of Yahtzee to my son.

That was a pretty good highpoint though.