Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Laugh, cry, think......

 8:12 am - Tuesday - January 25th - Newell House, AZ - 41° F, 56% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the east by northeast.....a few clouds today, but mostly clear with a forecast high of 66° F.  The view first thing this morning.....↴


......and on this day in 2018 we were enjoying a visit by our daughter Meredith at the Grand Canyon....yup....it was very cold.....


Let's see....what did I do Monday?  Well, hmmmmmm.......I watched another English Premier (recorded) soccer match in the morning, I walked a mile as fast as I could with TLE, I took a Jacuzzi by myself, I puttered around in the 'garage' for a while, I took a nap, I read for a while, I enjoyed another helping of TLE's pot roast from Sunday dinner (even better the second time around), I rearranged some of my yard lights, I wiped off the lower third of the Newell on the driver side to remove the rain/sand splatter from the rain the other night, I broke down some cardboard boxes, I swept out the entrance of the trailer ( try to remember to take off my flip flops before I enter the trailer, but sometimes I'm in a hurry and forget, and track in sand), I took another nap.....you know, sometimes the fulltime life is not all that fascinating, or interesting....most of the time it's just life.  You perform a lot of tasks.....some necessary, but mostly you just focus on what catches your attention next.....nothing really stands out.....much like a 'sticks and bricks' kind of life.  

I spend most of my nomadic life within earshot of TLE, and visa versa, obviously, but that is all either of us seems to need.  She is the constant in my life, which is what she has been for the 54 years I have known her.  She laughs at ALL my jokes....I know I'm not always that funny, but she has always seemed to genuinely appreciates my odd humor.  I don't think I have ever seen her depressed....she always seems to be smiling, and content.  She has never, ever nagged me....not one time in 54 years.  How am I so lucky to have her in my life, and to share these past 10 years vagabonding all over the country with her by my side?  I often feel like I have won the lottery every single day for the past 54 years.

Contentment

It's on days like Monday that I think of these things, the simple things which make my life worth living.  When I sit down at my laptop to write about the previous day's events, and there seems to be nothing worthy of noting I become introspective, and philosophical.  As I have written on prior occasions......it is a good thing to laugh each day, to cry each day, and to spend time thinking each day...it keeps you mindful of what is really important in life.

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