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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:08 pm

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WORD MATH:
Not having enough energy + drugs = too much thinking time

My energy level is starting to increase (as evidenced by a 3-day stretch where I had 2 days of "Nephew Time" and 1 day "out" at my Aunt/Uncle's house for the midday hours), so I can HOPEFULLY get a few things done soon, before I go to work in about a month. Which also means ... less "online" time.


It's not good to wonder "what if" OR torture oneself with "if I only knew then what I know now" OR consider what you might do given a "do over" chance. Yet, sometimes the mind just wanders to those ... and it's hard to stop it, particularly when the drugs are doing most of the talking. I don't have any regrets, per se, though I could name things I'd do differently or just DO, for that matter, if given the opportunity. AND, it's NO secret that I'm unhappy with the financial strain my health issues have me in, perhaps for my entire life, but I do the best I can....

One of the more frustrating questions an interviewer asks is, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" I've no idea. I'm not even where I'd thought I'd be when I envisioned my life 10 years down the road, back when I was in college, some 15 years ago now. Irony rocks!

Even though my life isn't like I thought it'd be by this age, perhaps I'm where I'm supposed to be. But, that isn't much comfort when I look at the lives of my peers and see how much "farther" along they are, than I am. But, maybe we are all just as far along as each other ... just taking different paths. That sounds better, at least.

I know (and have been "preaching") that LIFE IS TOO SHORT, but even I lose sight of that sometimes. I have so much on my list of WANT TO DOs, but not enough time OR energy OR money to actually DO all, let alone some, of that list ... a very frustrating situation. And, that doesn't include hopes and dreams....

Also ... now that my "big heart" is gone ... I'm not taking crap from companies OR people, especially companies.
Flame wars? Life is too short, or is that not through your THICK SKULLS yet?
Untruthful slogans? We have laws against false advertising, so why aren't slogans included?
IGNORED technicalities and facts are NOT acceptable, either. And, yes, we DID start the fire....

Who knows what life will cook up next. I'll just keep moving along as best as possible, hopefully traveling the road less taken while laughing and having "too much fun" along the way. How about you?


FEW MORE QUOTES:

"You roll with the bad, you savor the good. It is the waiting that is the hardest part."

"With so much stress and hurry in the world, smiles and kindnesses go a long way."

"Happiness looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is."

"We must slow down to a human tempo, and we’ll begin to have time to listen."

"You begin to move mountains when you start carrying away small stones."

"The best/most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched; they must be felt within the heart."

"Don't spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity."

"You will never get ahead if you spend all your time trying to get even."

"Pressing harder on the remote when you know the battery is dead will not bring the battery back to life."

"Cherished happy moments make a fine cushion for old age."

"Everybody is nobody to somebody."

"I'm not sure if I have a clear conscience or a bad memory, or maybe the drugs are talking...."

"When something doesn't work out the way you thought/hoped, see it as something that went unexpectedly well, but for reasons that are not yet apparent."

"Winning does not always mean coming in first; real victory is arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you know you’ve gone all out."

"I'd bet, on any given Friday or Saturday night, more kisses begin with alcohol instead of Kay."



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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Cort, I understand about you're financial problems because it is identical to what I have faced. My wife was born with bad kidneys and she was in the hospital hundreds of times in her lifetime. I had one house paid off (I made good money) and then lost it to medical bills. I spend probably a thousand hours waiting in hospitals. I finally lost my wife after many years of living from payday to payday. You would think I was glad to see her go, but would do it all over agaiun without blinking an eye. I have been trying to get my kids thru college and next summer I will have THAT taken care of. Trouble is I am in danger of losing another house until My kids can come thru and reverse the cash flow. Hang in there, Kid. The Lord knows what plans he has for you. JB
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:11 pm

JB took the words right outta My head hey this is second time I wonder if my brain is an open tablet for the world to read lately

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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:08 pm

JB2wheeler wrote:Cort, I understand about you're financial problems because it is identical to what I have faced. My wife was born with bad kidneys and she was in the hospital hundreds of times in her lifetime. I had one house paid off (I made good money) and then lost it to medical bills. I spend probably a thousand hours waiting in hospitals. I finally lost my wife after many years of living from payday to payday. You would think I was glad to see her go, but would do it all over agaiun without blinking an eye. I have been trying to get my kids thru college and next summer I will have THAT taken care of. Trouble is I am in danger of losing another house until My kids can come thru and reverse the cash flow.

Never easy, it is, JB? Sometimes ... it just feels ... so ... unfair. Though, yes, I know ... nobody said life IS fair, nor to I expect it to be. Just...well ... I'll shut it. Wink


Limey wrote:hey this is second time I wonder if my brain is an open tablet for the world to read lately

HA ... maybe it is, Limey!


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1 MORE QUOTE:
"Try to look at the optimistic side of life, but be realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."


Those of us with chronic health issues and/or who've endured some type of surgery (open heart surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, etc.) know very well the difference a POSITIVE attitude can have for recovery/survival. Yet, we can lose sight of that at times, particularly when we're not feeling well or are frustrated with different aspect(s) of recovery or the financial strain or just feeling all alone. It's not always easy, and sometimes what others perceive as a "positive" attitude ... doesn't feel that way to us....



Some of what helps me keep things in perspective (including the SONG QUOTE in my sig below)...

...music

...road trips/meeting people


...writing:
Charging Forth...
http://www.motorgnomes.com/2011/03/charging-forth/

Sparks That Tie...
http://whenthegoingisgood.com/2011/04/15/sparks-that-tie/

Rt 66...
http://whenthegoingisgood.com/category/route66/


..."Nephew Time":

12/06/2011
Something more... NephewTime_12062011_1

10/2010
Something more... MISCsunset1

10/16/2011
Something more... NephewTime_10162011

11/05/2011
Something more... 11052011_CarNephewTime_11_79CC_RollWindow

11/05/2011
Something more... 11052011_CarNephewTime_02_87_JJplanDrive


..."Car Time":

L-R = 1979 Caprice Classic, 1972 MC, 1976 MC
Something more... Dirty_7672Caprice

L-R = 1979 MC, 1981 MC, 1987 MC
Something more... Dirty_798187



WHAT KEEPS THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU?



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Post by ant7377 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:39 pm

Cort looks like you are having a really good time with that little guy. He is always going to remember that.Spoil that kid get him what ever he wants !
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