First thing, right off the bat, I need sun. More sun. In the past three weeks, it’s been mighty scarce. I think we had one day where it came out for about 20 minutes and another day this week when it would filter itself behind a cloud, shine bright for a few minutes, then go back under the clouds. This may be the reason why I feel a bit lethargic of late. If it were not for the pandemic, Natasha and I agree we’d be jumping in the car and driving to sun and warmth, wherever it may be.
But enough of that whine…
Second thing. I have a cat who, at times, drives me to distraction. He cries and yowls far too much and lately wants to glue himself to my lap when he’s not watching birds, napping or pooping. His internal clock has been waking me at 4:30 a.m. He seeks food when it’s not time. He rubs his face over all manner of things when I don’t respond to his demands for food when it’s not time. When I’m in the kitchen or at the dining room table, he sits in the living room and cries incessantly for his momma.
I guess I’m whining again…
I actually do love my Mister Gibbs. Better that he loves me too much than not at all.
Third things. I am working on a project that has taken me longer and more effort than I thought it would. I am trying to catch up with reading books, find continued motivation to engage in exercise, write frequent posts and get past a stretch of food boredom (a/k/a too lazy to cook). I should have time for all of this in retirement, but I find that the days and weeks go by faster than when I was working. Why is that?
Yes, I am Whiny Girl today. I need a cape. Or maybe I need to get out of my pajamas and freshen up. Another cup of caffeine. More chocolate. Not sure, but this will pass, I’m sure.
Some days I give in to whining because…pandemic, lack of hugs (I miss this so much), feeling disconcerted, or simply because I can. I give myself grace for this because I try to be positive most days. I continue to write in a gratitude journal which thanks God and the world for things like Excedrin, dark chocolate, friendship, the chiropractor, bad puns, winter’s beauty and a hot shower.
Perhaps a hot shower would do away with Whiny Girl’s powers.
It is time to wash away her junk and send that sh*t down the drain.
Time to start the day anew, live life fabulously, eat a cookie and end the day with a movie. Natasha and I have been watching all of the Marvel movies in order: Iron Man, Ant Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, Spiderman, etc.
Hmmm…I wonder if the Avengers could use Whiny Girl and her cape. Lock me in a room with the bad guy and I’ll whine him to death. Tell him all of my troubles, the world’s troubles. Whine, whine, whine for hours. Wrap him in my whiny cape and use all of the weapons in my negativity utility belt. I think he’d give up at the end of the day with that kind of cacophony. Prison might be better.
I’ll give them a call later.
For now, before the redeeming shower, I have to end with one more whine. Just one more.
How in the heck am I supposed to finish the SoCS post as Linda Hill requests? I have no clue. My super powers are of no help, they only bring me down, so I’m going to sigh loudly and end this as my last thing.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.
Just go with the flow.
Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!