Have you ever been distracted by…
Hang on, my smart phone just beeped. Must be a Facebook update.
Hmmm, the neighbor went camping, someone is not fond of the TSA, lots of dog and cat and Its-Monday-morning-and-I-need-coffee posts.
Have you ever been…
Excuse me, I forgot to look at today’s “Shame Your Pet” calendar page. Just a minute.
“Hello, I’m a hole digging Jack-a** Russell!”
What was I saying?
Oh yeah, have you ever been distracted by something shiny?
Or a small mammal?
Speaking of shiny, my SUV used to be shiny. Today, it’s dirty. (Today is yesterday. It took me two days to write this post due to lack of focus.) It needs a bath. Too much dirt, dust, pollen, bird poop, and indescribable things from who-knows-what coats the paint. Blech.
I almost hit a squirrel with it the other day, but disaster was averted. I accidentally hit a squirrel once and felt horrible for weeks after. Thankfully, I’ve never come close to a bunny running across the road.
Enough of that.
Where was I?
I’m not sure, but my stomach is growling. Time for lunch. Back in 45 minutes.
Soooooo sorry. I ran to the store on my lunch break and when I came back, I had to actually eat my lunch, and then the phone rang and the mail came and my boss asked me a question, and…
Wow, look at it rain. We need that like a hole in the head.
Thankfully, time spent at the gym will distract from the flooding roadways. Actually, my aged muscles and trigger points will distract while I carry around a 35 pound plate and throw a 10 pound sand ball 75 times.
Where’s the heating pad? And food. Lots of food. I am hungry.
But first, I have to feed the critters, change my clothes, pick out clothes for the next day and check Facebook posts. I would have to water the patio plants, except that the rain…
I am easily sidetracked with shiny things and thoughts that are like scampering bunnies and tree-climbing squirrels. It never ends. The mind constantly goes this way and that. Here and there. And everywhere. I wonder, some days, how I manage to focus. There are a bevy of thoughts that run through my mind daily, such as:
- What should I wear today?
- Why does short hair always look so horrid in the morning?
- Do I need to shop for food today?
- How can I stop my cat from annoying me at 4 am?
- Will I have time to write something this week for Mary J Melange?
- Where am I supposed to be tonight? Do I go directly to the gym or home?
- I wonder when they will finish the bike trail? It would be so cool to bike to work without getting hit by a truck.
- I wish the road construction was done.
- Can we get more sunny days like today? We’ve had enough rain.
- I need more coffee. And water. And bathroom breaks.
- I love chocolate.
- Thank goodness for Star Trek and Vulcans to wind down the day.
That’s just a sampling. I won’t bore you with 100 additional bullet points, especially the thoughts about naval fuzz and cat poop.
Speaking of which, I put my finger in cat poop this morning (which would be Tuesday in case you’ve lost track). I didn’t have my glasses on and I thought a stray piece of cat kibble made it onto the carpet. Until I tried to pick it up. Eww, eww, eww! Who ran off before they were finished? Huh? Eww!
Do you have the Shiny Small Mammal Syndrome? Are you easily distracted by daily thoughts or visions of sugar plums, new shoes, or the sports car you dream of owning one day? What kind of serious or crazy thoughts are in your head at this moment?
Ohmigosh, lunch is almost over. I have to put the fork down and get back to work. There’s a lot to do, much to think about, focus to attain.
But first, a quick peek at Facebook…