Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
😊I think that’s a pretty well-thought-out statement and that most of us have probably failed to look at it that way. The first thing that comes to mind is about medical decisions. Many of us take our doctor’s recommendation with ever getting a second opinion and there are times when they are dead wrong. We let car salespeople convince us to buy a more expensive vehicle when our wallet says no, no, no. One of the worst decisions I made was hiring a lawyer who had absolutely no experience in the area of law that I needed him for. He sure made some bad decisions on my behalf. In my opinion, the only time you can have someone decide for you is when they are a close friend, or relative. The price they pay is losing your affection. I believe it incumbent on
Karl Kraus said, “A weak man has doubts before a decision, and a strong man has them afterwards." Sometimes, I’m a feeble man, other times a tough guy. I
😊I've been working very hard on a project for a couple of months now. It involves putting down interlocking pavers on an often-traveled trail from our backyard to my workshop. It involved cutting a 7-inch-deep trail 54 inches wide for 60 feet. I will have a pretty big pile of dirt to dispose of sometime soon. I sorta figured the effort involved in moving 7½” of dirt, shoveling in 3½ inches of gravel, one inch of sand and then leveling the sand and placing the pavers would help me lose some of the weight I’ve gained while traveling around this summer. What I didn’t factor in is our current heat wave and many days of rain. Temps have been in the high 80’s to mid-90’ and the humidity has been so elevated it has
Emily Carr said it brilliantly, “It is the ugliness of old age I hate. Being old is not bad if you keep away from mirrors, but broken-down feet, bent knees, peering eyes, rheumatic knuckles, withered skin, these are ugly, hard
😊I have been known, at times, to check my eyelids for leaks. At least, that’s what I tell myself, when, in actual fact, all I’m doing is taking a nap, trying to refresh myself for the remaining daily activities. This happens often during the hot summer months of July & August, and it does, as a matter of fact, help me finish those things
An old Spanish Proverb says, “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”
😊I was recently visited by two of my granddaughters. They live about 15 hours away in the western part of Tennessee. My oldest granddaughter (Robin/David) has three children (ages 2, 11, 13). As much as I love her, my three greats has a very special place in my heart. My youngest granddaughter (Chelsea/Jake) came in the day Robin left to go home. So, for three weeks there was a lot of activity at my son's house. Fortunately, my wife and I could participate in a lot of it. They spent many days at the beach and a day at Bush Gardens & Water Country. Those are places my wife, and I avoid because of our age, but we know younger people enjoy being there. We spent a day with Chelsea, Jake and my son, at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach. The day was blistering hot, so it was pleasant to be inside for most of the day. Now, all of them
Barrett Wendell said, "What is done for those whom one cares about becomes a matter of one's personal pleasure, hard to express, perhaps, but surely, deeply felt." Amen to that!
I hope this finds you doing well in whatever part of this wonderful planet you live in, and that you enjoyed reading my missive.