Sometimes Sweet, Sometimes Sour... Always Pickledsilly
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Flowers Candles Lit House cleaned Dinner Plans at Demos These were all great.
The smile on my husband's face, knowing that both our sons are doing well and a bouncing greeting from Annie, (who has been pronounced seriously ill, but does not seem to be buying the diagnosis) were all priceless welcome home gifts.
It is good to be home. It is good to be thankful to be home. It is good to not want to go away from the people I love.
It would be sad to never miss anyone To look forward to being away
I am glad it is not as much fun to see new places, do new things without having the people I love there to share these experiences.
I am glad I am old fashioned and protective of my marriage and family.
This week I saw some very friendly out going people who found it easy to make decisions that would hurt their children and certainly their marriages if they were exposed.
They were living two lives, maybe more.
I was glad I was not tempted to be like them.
I was glad I found it easy to walk away.
This gave me quite a bit of alone time.
More than I have been used to since getting married 4 years ago.
If I had to make a second choice for a pet, I am fairly confident it would not be a cat.
I also think I would have a hard time being married to a cat person.
I do have several friends that are cat people.
I also have friends and relatives that can go either way or both.
At different points in their lives they have had both cats and dogs.
Some of them have had multiple combinations of cats, dogs and just to show off they have had chickens, roosters and bunnies. No, surprisingly, they were not living on a farm.
I visited today with a cat person friend of mine today about why cat people who truly are not dog people are attracted to cat relationships.
We speculated that cat people do not like the amount of work it takes to house train a dog. The level of focus on poop, walking the animal so they can poop, rewarding the animal when they poop, way to much effort.
Cats are more independent, more easily trained and cat people like it that way.
They get a level of unconditional love, under the condition the cat gets food, water and shelter... a level of gratitude and affection is returned.
Even though life would seem easier if I was a cat person, I know in my heart I would be wanting more from my cat relationship than any cat would be able to give.
I am not saying that cat people are more shallow than dog people.
Maybe dog people are just more needy, so we choose pets like us that are less independent.
Having a pet that expects us to be there for them at certain times each day, helps us find balance.
Although I do not want cats, I am thankful for the cat people in my life.
They are very low maintenance, fairly confident in how they look, light on their feet and not afraid of mice.
Images, words, beginnings, endings, business plans, marketing concepts and a smile. Yesterday morning, I woke up with the most fun series of creations.
The night before my huband and I went on an over the hills and through the woods drive to see his father and grandmother.
During our drive my husband asked me, "What would you find it hard to live without?"
Actually, his first question was "What are you most passionate about?"
"Ummmm, I said?"
Then he came back with his second question, "What would you find it hard to live without?"
"Wow. Well I would definitely have a hard time going back to not believing there is a God and I would not want to be outside of his will. After that, we would have to take for granted we would not be in survival mode. We have a roof over our heads, food to eat and we are in good health."
"Of course. " He said.
"Well then, it is funny you just asked this question, because I was just thinking that I am very grateful that I am with someone who thinks young."
"Not only are you younger than me, You still believe the best is yet to come. You believe your best creations, your best opportunities.... ....and your best memories have not been made yet."
"What I would not want to live without, would be hope."
"I love to plan, love to build. I love to see the slab of a new building and imagining what will come next. I love to hear anyone's new business plan and imagine with them where things will go."
"I would hate to live without hope. I would miss being part of a team that builds."
My husband is far more creative than I. Our sons will achieve greatness for their abilities to see their unique dreams come into reality. If anything prevented these things, I would be sad if they missed their time to shine.
If they are all OK, and we are not in survival mode, what makes me smile is building.
I went to sleep that night with hope.
I woke up that morning with plans. Part of me is excited. Part of me knows if I don't let myself get ahead too much...
I am have been blessed with a sweet, talented, sexy husband. We have two sons that will leave a dynamic mark on the world.
We have between us four sisters and four brothers who have given us four nephews and five nieces.
We love spontanious times together, creative times filled with new concepts and most of all being there for our families when we can.