Im going to do a jump off of Opher’s post about the most Important Thing in the World, except that Im not going to give you the answer. I also have to say, I am still laughing about the oxygen comment on his thread, smooth…the delivery was flawless.
In any event, I was away for 4 days AND IT WAS GREAT! I don’t mean from WB, I mean from ALL social media, my phone (I had it but it was off except to check in daily), no laptop, no wifi, nothing. We did have electricity and my son had an ipod which is good for music if you have the little speakers that go with it so we all got to hear music. Screw the rest of it.
I took pics of the babies which was fun, let me tell you. Try to get a 3 month and 6 week old to cooperate in photographs, patience is key. They were good sports though. We took hundreds of pictures of everything over a maybe two day period and then played with the kids. It was fun. These are all my photographs...taken down due to sickos.
My glass I have worked on for Christmas...
My dog at 5 years.
I cooked most of the time since my kids don’t get to eat my cooking very often anymore. I made Tortellini with a Pesto sauce with grilled chicken one night, Chicken and Dumplings (my sons favorite) another night, and I taught my daughter how to make a great seafood and fruit laced salad with fresh dressing I make and homemade creamy chicken soup with wild rice. We did eat out one night at an authentic Mexican restaurant, really good food. Too much food. I could not find any people loitering around that looked hungry so I actually had to throw away about half my plate (yeah that much food).
We played old fashioned games like monopoly ( a game to the death in my house), Clue, and old game of trivial pursuit, some other card game the kids had and just cards. Hearts, Spades, Rummy, poker, whatever. But we talked like we haven’t in a long, long time. Which in spite of the new pressures of life on them, which means they are entering new phases of their lives, I can still help them to some degree. My kids are still cool.
I think the most important thing though that happened this weekend, was my time spent with my sons GF. She and I never “bonded” over her insistence in his leaving his signed band before the June-July U.S. tour was done. He worked for almost 14 years for that kind of success. But she was right and I was not, the baby came early. She is very tiny and the baby was large..9lbs 6 oz., so she had a hard time. So we got to talk about some things and I think we both cleared the air and she told me some things I didn’t know.
Moving forward..I think the kids are alright…
Take a break with a friend, some relatives you haven’t seen or some you have. Break out the old photo albums and reminisce. Play some music or just jam. But get away from all the corrosive media that surrounds us. If we all walked away from the corrosion (both sides) we might find some things we all share as opposed to that which we oppose.
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you “everybody else” means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting! Life moves pretty fast and if you don’t stop once in awhile..you might miss it!
These are two things I live by even though someone else said them..I was born an original, and will not die a copy. Also A favorite quote of mine by Milton Bearle..If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. So go out, be original and build your own door. Nothing is stopping you but you. If you are angry about the world, take a break, breathe and think about what your best contribution could be. Keep it simple. But take time for yourself away from the noise…
Best wishes to all… Jeanne