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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Unfocused Thoughts


Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well!
It is Sunday, November 1 as I sit at the computer to write my blog. Can you believe it? November already! And I know this because not only did I change the page on my calendar, but during my weekly grocery excursion, I noticed all the Halloween stuff was gone and they were putting up Christmas stuff. They say as you get older, time seems to flow faster, and with all honesty, I can say that’s true. Most of the time, I wish it would slow down a little, but considering that this is 2020, I’m not asking for time to slow. 2020 has been a strange year. I won’t be sorry to see it go.
So, if you notice the title of this blog today is Unfocused Thoughts…because that’s what I have. Usually, while I’m cutting up my veggies and preparing my salads for the week, I start writing my blog in my head (seems I do my best thinking when I’m doing something physical), but today, I just couldn’t stay focused. I had a topic in mind, but then…well…it kinda flew by the wayside because my dogs, who I consider to be very intelligent, proved to me today that they really aren’t, when Pepper (she’s my barker) went all kinds of ballistic, barking like mad at the screen door--at a plastic bag in the street. A plastic bag! It wasn’t even moving and yet, she thought it was her duty to warn the bag away from her house. Or she was letting every other dog in the neighbor know. Now, Lacey saw the bag as well, but she doesn’t bark much. She does this weird kinda “wooo-wooo” thing that sounds like she’s trying to howl. Unfortunately, it comes out like a broken “Ow-ooga” horn. She tries.
I was going to tell you that I’ve already begun writing up my wishes/goals for 2021. I do this every year, but this year is a little different (again, it’s 2020…not a normal year). Anyway, on my little list of goals, I always say I want to lose 30 pounds. Well, that doesn’t need to go on the list because I’ve already done it. Yes! That’s right! 30 pounds gone. How did I do it? Doctor ordered low-carb regimen (I will admit that I miss French bread more than I can say), but I’m feeling better and best of all, there is no insulin in my future (yes, I was thisclose to being an insulin dependent diabetic…I did not want to go there so I stuck to the low-carb thing and lost the weight).
I was also going to tell you that I turned off my air-conditioner. For those of you who follow me, you know this is a big deal. I am not a fan of the heat (so, why, you ask, do I live in Phoenix? DH is here so I am here) but last week, we had a cold snap (well, cold to Phoenicians) so I turned off the air and opened all the windows. And once it’s off, I don’t turn it back on until next year. Today? It’s hot. In the 90’s today. I’m thinking I turned off the air too soon, but that’s how it is in 2020!
And there they are, my unfocused thoughts for today. My brain is a strange place sometimes.
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

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