Have you ever known a person who insists on dominating the conversation in any grouping in which she/he finds her/himself? And why hasn't anyone taken this person aside and kindly explained how much it irritates and makes other people feel uncomfortable? (Or maybe this has been done, but it hasn't made any difference.)
Why is it that when you go to the library because you're hungering for a really good book to read, one time you won't be able to find a single book to bring home with you and the next time you carry home four books that look absolutely fascinating, three of which you'll never find time to open?
Once upon a time, long, long ago, when working with a professional in trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I was asked to describe in writing myself as a color, why I chose that color and how I felt being that color. A bit kookie maybe, but you might want to try it sometime. I was very surprised at what I wrote.
I have been baking bread (all different kinds . . . some old tried and true recipes, some new ones) like a mad woman lately. I can't seem to stop. My daughter thinks I am a mad woman as every time she's walked into our house for the past couple of weeks, I'm kneading bread, rising bread, baking bread or taking it out of the oven. (No, we're not eating all this bread [burp]. I am getting a good back-log in the freezer though.)
When my daughter cries (which she does very infrequently, being the contained, emotionally-balanced female she is), she can stop shedding tears and look perfectly normal within a minute or two. When I cry I look like I've been beaten with an ugly stick (red swollen eyes, red drippy nose, hiccupy breathing, puffy face) for two days after I've stopped.
Once when we were trying to sell a house of ours, I decided to make the kitchen look homey, pleasant and inviting by having jars of currant jelly I'd made from our currant bushes lined up on the counter. The husband of the couple who were viewing the house said, "Honey, look at all that delicious jelly we could make if we bought this place." To which the wife deadpanned, "Yeah, look at all the work involved in maintaining the bushes and making that jelly." Big fail.
Every moment you're alive is a chance for a new beginning. Each day is a fresh start. Where there's life there's hope. Never give up. The best way to finish anything is to start it. You can do more than you think you can.
Okay, that's all. I'm done thinking.
Snowdrops Under a Tree Overlooking My Cottage
3 hours ago
Yeah girl, I've got that ugly cry! It's scary even. And once I feel my old self again, I'm going to make some of your bread....the hamburger rolls. I like your encouraging words there at the end. Good thoughts, today, Mama Peas.....Good thoughts!
Oops! That was only suppose to be one pea.
Laurie - Oooh, sorry to hear you still haven't totally shaken that sick bug you have. Darn. Thanks for the nice words.
And, yeah, Mama Pea sounds better than Mama Peas. ;o}
Random but profound!
A small peek into an interesting mind.
Wonder what Freud would think.
Ooohh I liked reading that! Now I'm thinking about what colour I would be. I admit I am a mess after crying as well. -Jenn
I need your baking bread motivation. I should be making all sorts for the freezer, but have not baked one bread this week. Not even tortillas. Sigh.
Faf and Sue - Ya gotta spare couch I can come lie on??
Jenn - If you can put yourself into it, that "color" thing can turn out to be really interesting! Glad you enjoyed reading my scattered thoughts. :o] I think we all have them all during the day . . . if we would just stop to "hear" where our minds were going.
Kristina - I take my jar of yeast out of the refridge first thing in the morning because I find I have better luck with it when it's room temp. Then I find myself, at some point of the day, thinking I really don't feel like baking bread. But because the (darn) yeast has sat out, I figure I have to use it. And when I do get into the bread baking, whether I think I wanted to or not, I find it really doesn't take that much of my time to get a batch started. Ah, the tricks I have to play on myself!
Deep & profound thoughts. And I agree with all of them. Especially with the eyes looking like I'm allergic to bee stings, they stay so swollen after crying.
I find that having more than two people in a conversation always makes for one bossy-pants. Not saying it's me... Not only am I impressed that so much is going on inside that noggin of yours, but that you actually remembered it all and wrote it down! It's very hard NOT to bake during the winter. I wouldn't mind tucking into any one of your wonderful bread stuffs.
Yes---but I don't want to "analyze". I would, however, pick your brain for favorite books, wonderful memories, and the occasional recipe. Oh wait--that's what this blog is for!!!
DFW - My husband is the "thinker" of the family and I don't know as I've ever been accused of having deep and profound thoughts before, but thank you! ;o]
Susan - Hang in there, Sweezie. You never know. Your gluten intolerance may disappear in time (stranger things have happened!) and you will again be able to eat all the good bread stuffs you so enjoy.
Sue - :o}!
I go through those deep thoughts almost on a daily basis. I have a tendency to question most things, not in a debating way, but in a way to help me understand what's going on around me. I am a true believer that we are capable of much more than we assume we are. I've learned that I can do anything that I put my mind to; and that's the key, if the mind decides it's not possible, it'll never happen. I refuse to live with regrets. If I try something and fail, so be it, at least I tried and I can't regret it! Great thoughts, think I'll go bake a loaf. :)
Loved all the stories - and all the thinking. May I have a slice of bread, toasted, with jam please?
I always detested people who dominating the conversation and wanted everyone to agree with him/her.
Rain - Yes, I'm in total agreement with you when you say you question most things, but in a way to help you understand what's going on. That's the same way I feel.
JoAnn - Comin' right up! (Strawberry or blueberry jam?)
Haddock - Welcome and thanks for commenting!
It's amazing (in such a bad way) how having a person like that in a situation ruins the give and take for everyone else. Grrrrr!
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