RSS Feed

Category Archives: Rant

My New Years resolution list for other people…

My New Years resolution list for other people…

Most people make lists of New Years resolutions whether they intend to keep them or not. The end of the year is drawing near. Have you made your New Years resolution yet? Not the ones where you are going to save the world, feed and clothe all the homeless people, or hit that millionaire status by the end of the year. Realistic ones. The ones you may actually be able to keep.

Do you realize that no matter how many New Years resolutions you make and keep, other people don’t make or keep the ones you wish they would? That’s why I think it would be good for the resolution factor to be reversed. Pick a person – or a few – and make a list.

So stepping out of my comfort zone, this is my 2020 resolution list for other people.

*Spoiler Alert – names may be named.

  1. Andrew – Answer Mom’s texts and communicate better – he has a habit of either not reading or not responding. I don’t know which. I understand he’s a busy guy, but one day he may miss something important.
  2. H – Stop pretending you heard what I said when you didn’t. I don’t mind repeating it to you. Then, in later conversation, you can’t say I didn’t tell you something.
  3. People posting their political views on Facebook – Some people don’t know when enough’s enough. I won’t mention names because my mother always said, “Don’t talk about politics or religion with friends or family.” I just wish their mothers had told them that!
  4. Telemarketers – Robo calls and texts – JUST STOP!

That’s not such a long list, is it? The question is, is it realistic? Do you have any resolutions for other people you’d like to add to my list? Be my guest!

The only problem I foresee in making lists for others is how to delicately make them aware of their solution to my problem. They certainly don’t see these faults as problems of their own or they surely would have fixed them by now.  Do I bluntly hand their already-made list over to them, secretly slip it into their mail, send in a text that may not be read, place it under their coffee cup in the morning, or block some from my Facebook page? I’ve already stopped answering those Robo calls. It’s all I can do.

I’m not really big on making resolutions. Like most people, by the second of January I’ve usually forgotten them. But I must be fair and make a list of my own realistic resolutions if I’m going to dictate to others.

  1. Go to the gym on a regular basis. After all, my membership is free with my new Medicare supplement. I might as well get something out of it. I keep telling myself I’m waiting for January 1, 2020. That’s the magic date!
  2. Take one day at a time. If Andrew doesn’t respond to my texts, H doesn’t hear me, political posts are still posted on Facebook, and Robo calls still come through, life goes on. I’ll just have to deal with it.

Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year!

~Elle

4 things that irked me today

4 things that irked me today

Irk is a funny sounding word. It means to irritate, annoy, or exasperate. These are the things that irked me today. They also annoyed me and exasperated me.

  • What are you doing? H asks this question too many times during the day. After almost three years of retirement he should realize I “do things.” “I’m sewing.” “I’m working .” “I’m writing.” I’m doing something to this hair!” Really? Do I have to give an explanation every time?
  • Waiting on H to go to the gym. I think it was almost three pm when we finally went to the gym today. If I was working on my schedule, the gym would be first on my list, and then I could come home and get the rest of my day started. It seems I’m working on his schedule now.
  • Vrrroom Vrrroom! My house is not going to fall apart if I do not vacuum every day. When I least expect it, the vacuum cleaner starts up with H behind the wheel. Up and down the hall, under my chair, and in the corners as I’m trying to concentrate. Yes, I appreciate the help, but there is plenty for you to take care of in the yard. I think he is procrastinating that yard work.
  • Having my phone calls and texts ignored. I should be used to this by now. I don’t even remember why I called or texted Andrew so it must have not been an emergency. To be honest, he did answer one text, but when I replied back saying I had tried to call him twice, I received no acknowledgement. He’s a busy, busy guy!

Now that I’ve vented I should be feeling better. Right?

~Elle

V E R Y infrequent newsletter signup. Open your July 31st newsletter to see if you won the $25 Amazon gift card and kindle copy of ATT.

Avoiding The Tilt on kindle and paperback.

%d bloggers like this: