Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thoughts

With Hubby being gone for 8 weeks for training, I find myself being bored. Not just "I don't have anything to do" bored. No, the "I have things to do but don't want to do them" bored. I could clean the house. I could do laundry. I could do the dishes. I could........ You get the idea. But, I don't want to do any of it.

I want to go outside and not freeze. I want to start planting seeds. I want to go fishing in our pond. (Which is just outside our door now.) I want to sit in a chair and feel the sun on my neck. This winter is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!It's cold inside our house. I'm tired of getting wood in for the stove. I want to open up the windows and hear peepers. I want SPRING! I know, I know, don't wish your life away. I'm not. I'm just wishing the cold weather away! hehehe

Now on another note, I found out today that one of my good friend's father died today. I called to console her and to say all the things friends are suppose to say. Well, I came away with a new look at life. She was raised the complete opposite of me. But, the spirit that she has is wonderful! She will try anything! No fear! She said that she didn't want to get older and have a long list of "should haves."  She wanted to move from Arizona. She did. She moved to Alaska! Talk about a big move. She went from the desert to the tundra. lol! I have always been the "careful" one. I always looked before I leaped. Then I looked again. Not her. She bought her house that she lives in now, off of the Internet. Sight unseen! Now some people might think of that as unwise. It might be. The point is she didn't talk about it. She did it! Oh, to have that kind of spunk.

So a big question is, has there ever been anything that you wanted to do but didn't have the guts to do it?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, guts wanter.

13 comments:

Kris Watson said...

I am 60 years old and have so many unfulfilled dreams I can't count them all. I always did the "right thing", and still am, even though it means that I have given up on my dreams. I have substituted "making a difference to someone else" for "having the guts to go for it". It was not an even trade.

Meadowlark said...

3 thoughts. You're probably not bored, you're "out of sorts". The anchor is missing. I've been there. It sucks. Luckily, it'll pass in how-many-weeks-left? :)

2. Here's the quote I have on my monitor: Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sidney J. Harris

3. THAT SAID (and this is for you too Kris) "going for it" is somewhat over-rated. Society likes to make us think we all need a "bucket list" of amazing accomplishments and "live life by the skin of your teeth" attitudes. I plan to do exactly as I please, even as dull and boring as it seems. Making a difference to someone else puts you a lot closer to Christ-like (or Buddah-like or whatever your pleasurel-like) than doing for you.

Either way ladies, I wish you peace.

Nancy said...

Meadowlark -- :)

Melodie said...

To tell the truth...I don't have any regrets! I have had a pretty good life with a few adventures thrown in here and there! I am never afraid to try something...which sometimes gets me in trouble,lol!

Peggy said...

There are so many things I haven't done that I really wish I had but I am so busy living each day as it comes I don't really mind I missed out.

Happy Days said...

I would like to go Para Sailing but I'm too scared. I would love to be brave. lol. Your young - should be a lot of time to do some of the things you would like to do.
Hang in there! You've got lots of time!!!...debbie

Texan said...

mmm well there are somet things that had I not let fear and a overly level head stop me, I would have done yes. But I have managed to try and do quite a few things I feel in my life thus far!

I do think your missing your DH, I know when mine is gone I am not myself at all! It makes a void in my daily life I am not used to. So maybe your feelin that void thinking its regrets... when really its the void of your DH?

I am soooooooooooo with you on please hurry spring!! or as you say please leave winter!! I am not a winter person!

Texan said...

um and I can really type and spell though you would not know it by that comment I just posted ROFL...

Hopeful said...

i agree with meadowlark! think you sound ungrounded. oh, yes, many things i haven't done, but i'm actually rather spontaneous and sometimes that gets me in trouble. finding a balance can be tough. we're all different, but find a way to do what you want even if it might take you a bit longer than others.

Peacemom said...

I have always wanted to go to Ireland. We were supposed to go for our honeymoon in 2001, but I would not get on the plane so soon after 9/11...now, it's our 10 year anniversary and I wish we could afford it, but it's not to be this year. Someday soon, I hope to see our heritage with my own eyes. ~Vonnie NH

Feral Female said...

Sure. I have yet to get to Hawaii, Canada or Alaska. Hopefully once our daughter is off to collage Mister and I will make those trips!

Rising Rainbow said...

The first half of my life I did things I thought I should do and never took a plunge. I was miserable.

This second part I am chasing my dream although I am thoughtful about it. LOL I may be a little stressed at the moment but I wouldn't trade this part of my life for anything.

I think if you want to live your life without regrets, you have to go after it with gusto and take risks (not stupid risks that could get you hurt but you get my drift). Living a life dictated by the fear of failure is really not living life at all. Life's too short to waste time..........

Dawn Sanborn said...

My favorite saying, "regrets are a waste of time - the past crippling the future."