Just Some Random Thoughts…

some funny, some sad and some just random…


my happy place…

We all need a happy place to go to… some days we need them more than others. I try very hard  each and every day to find some good in the world. Some days it is harder than others. Today is one of those days. I wanted to write a post that was uplifting and happy. I couldn’t think of anything. And then I decided to just write what was going through my mind today…on any given day I have a lot of stuff going through my mind. I know this is hard for some of you to digest… the fact there is anything at all going on in my mind but there is. Here are a few things I am pondering today…

  1. I looked at the date and realized it was Oct 3rd. I was married on Oct 3, 1965. That was 52 years ago. Wow. How does that even happen? Of course I know how long ago it is since my oldest child is 51 and a constant reminder of how old I am. I am no longer married to that guy or any guy but thinking about that day was a sweet memory.
  2. It’s Fall and the leaves are falling off the trees. I used to love this time of year and now I don’t. The falling leaves make me sad now and the darkness in the morning and early evening do as well. I don’t know when this started, but I’m not liking the change of season.
  3. My 50th class reunion is coming up in a little over a week. Again, how does this happen? What do I wear? Who will be there? Can I lose 10 lbs before then?
  4. Thinking about the up coming class reunion brings another thought to mind…at the 25th reunion I ran into an old boyfriend and kinda sorta rekindled a high school thing we had. It didn’t turn out well. The whole “rekindling thing” turned out to be much like high school all over again. Just found out he was going to be at the 50th. It could go one of two ways. He is either going to ignore me due to the way I left things or he wants to try the whole “rekindling thing” again…I am hoping to be ignored…Note: depending on what happens.. future blog post..
  5. My youngest grandchild and I decorated for Halloween last night. He was so excited to do it. I remember all the others were too. Now he is the only one who still is.
  6. After the decorating was completed the grand asked if we could look at Amazon for things he may want for his birthday and Christmas. He wanted to put them in my shopping cart so I wouldn’t forget what he wants. My cart is now full of Legos and games.
  7. Tom Petty died last night at 66. I am 67.
  8. Face timed with the Vermont grands last night and the youngest told me he was playing the triangle in the band and some other percussion instruments…before he could even get the words out I was going to ask if he saw the new Geico commercial with the guy playing the triangle..and he said have you seen the Geico commercial…and we both started laughing. If you haven’t seen it yet, google it. Hilarious…well at least I think it is…
  9. I haven’t been to the beach…my favorite place in the world in a few months. It’s time for me to go there again. I need to smell the salty air and just breathe…

There you have it! These were just some of the things going through my mind today. I know there are only 9 and most times I post ten things..Some things you just need to keep in your head and not say them out loud…or in a blog post. And I already know I’m weird you don’t have to tell me. I will try to find something good today even as the leaves fall outside my window. I challenge everyone reading this to look for the good. You might just be amazed at how many “good things” you will find. And if you can’t find the the good!

Do you have weird thoughts going through your mind too? Or is it just me…I hope not.

“Never let a day pass without looking for the good, feeling the good within you, praising, appreciating, blessing and being grateful. Make it your life commitment and you will stand in utter awe of what happens in your life.” ~ Rhonda Byrne


16 thoughts on “Just Some Random Thoughts…

  1. When I wake up each morning, I thank God for allowing me to be here to enjoy a brand new day. I am at a VERY happy place right now, and feel SOOOO blessed. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned the “reunion” to you the other day. Now you have it on your mind. Sorry…I didn’t realize the impact it would have. Your BF group will shield you, I’m sure. One way to not feel so down and depressed, is to limit watching the news. It can put ANYONE into a funk. I actually saw the commercial and laughed and laughed. I’ll see you at the reunion…..

    1. Peg, no…don’t feel bad…I am glad you told me, I would not want to walk in there and be shocked by his presence…so thank you! And I don’t watch the news anymore either…And we are all blessed to still be here! See you soon!

  2. At any time random thoughts come into mind. Going to Peg’s 50th high school reunion gives me the opportunity to meet people that she went to school with. I know a few of them from other venues but it will be neat to meet new people to me and engage in conversation. Tom Petty’s death reminds us that the bad choices we make in life can come back to shorten our lives when all seems well. He was a real talent and who, in our age group, has not hummed some of his melodies when we are doing seemingly mundane tasks. I do not think of the past much. My life began in my mind when I married Peg. Everything before that does not maintain any real significance to me except , of course, my family. Taking the grandchildren out to eat yesterday is just an ego boost of immeasurable proportions and makes me feel much younger than my older bones remind me of the years that have transpired on this planet. Each and every day is a new adventure waiting to unfold. How can one be so lucky? I am truly thankful on this”Thursday”.

    1. Look forward to seeing you both at the reunion Andy! And you are so right, we have much to be thankful for!

  3. As I have posted before on other sites… How I hate, hate this long slow crawl down from September 21 to December 21. Then almost imperceptibly the days start getting longer. Perhaps I’ll make it to another Spring.

  4. I know what you are saying, Hellion!! 2017 has been a tough year for us in so many ways, so I have to really make an effort to look for the positive and the good. I usually find it in other people. My friends and my family, FB friends, too are usually a wonderful source of hope. My faith in God is also the first “go to” place for me. I am finding this Fall that I am more melancholy than ever before. But this week has been full of the mundane, the difficult, the incredibly sad, the horror, and the fear of all things that have marked 2017. Illness, surgery, deaths of those who shared our lives, toothaches and other aches in our little ones, flu, allergies, car repairs, hospital and medical bills and on and on. But I will rise above all these things and will look forward to 2018 with a ferocity that will be so welcome. I will start 2018 TODAY!!!! Start to train my mind on all the good and positive things for which I am so thankful. And I know there are so many of them! Thank you for helping me to take stock, Hellion, and for giving me that kick in the arse that I am in need of right now!!! I hope that your reunion will be a corker!!!!!

  5. Fall is a great time for memories. There is something about the earth pulling away from the sun, trees and flowers wanting sleep–that lulls us into memory. Lovely post.
    When someone honors me with a tweet or a comment, I always try to honor them back. Take care, Beth

    1. I agree Beth with what you said about Fall…but for some reason it makes me sad now…. and I try to do the same…Thanks Beth!

  6. I sat like a lump most of the day yesterday. It was hard to pull away from the TV. I know how you feel. Let’s hope all this pain and devastation will lead to a better world in the long run. I hope so.

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