Monday, October 17, 2016

is it really October..........

I hope I didn't sound to complainy or UN happy with my friendships in the last post. I'm pretty damn happy all the time, guys, really it's embarrassing to myself how many times I crack jokes and laugh at myself and speak to myself cracking up living alone and all. And even when I begin to feel down about something, it lasts a few seconds and then on to the next thing with a smile. blah. that's just my disposition.   But they were serious thoughts, and I suppose I don't expect all things to be all things, but perhaps I just want to be better understood.  perhaps my expectations are too strong.
I often wonder if I was partnered or married or whatever, there must be a great benefit to having someone to bounce ideas off of and share thoughts with and get feedback from, someone who hears the repeated thoughts and attitudes and can remind you of such. Or someone who can set it right or say, nah get over it, no big deal.  That's what I imagine it must be like anyway. ha.
I don't expect any of my friends to believe the same as me,I do want to be understood and respected. I think that's fair. and not to be shocked or surprised when I make decisions based on such.  I think a fair way to respond is, instead of offense, to say, well that's Dan! :P  am I too optimistic in this world. And perhaps I should check myself, would I respond the same way?  I like to think so, on social network I may disagree with all sorts of things, but usually say, well that's so and so for ya. alas.
in fact, speaking of talking to myself, I often wonder aloud which former classmate on social network is more of a redneck than the other, or which one is more liberal, etc etc.. ha ha. maybe it's a good thing I live alone.
tonight is Road Show night and chicken night. it's the night I cook up my dinners for the week.  2 weeks ago I switched from chicken tenders to buying chicken stir fry cut.  I really like the way it cooks up and how it slices on the plate.  I know chicken is chicken but I noticed it's a little cheaper than the chicken tenders too.  the guy at the grocery store said the chicken tender strips are cut up from the breasts and that the stir fry cuts are cut from the upper breast/chest. I mean who cares right? but I'm telling you!
I felt a little guilty today about a dream I had last night. whew! not guilt for content but because of a former student that randomly appeared beside me . this guy is a former students I support completely and keep in contact with and just like keeping contact with. completely platonic and the kid has a gf and we've even discussed faith and such many times.  I had to wonder today what in the world was all that about. seriously, awake I'd never considered the guy sexually. dreams are so random.
I'm getting sort of caught up at work. only a stack of 5 late papers to grade :P ugh late papers!!
I did get back into the piano practice rooms today after a week.5 not having time to play. Rachmaninoff preludes, so difficult and so beautiful, but I play them SO SO SO slowly.   no school Thursday and Friday this week. I plan to go down to the Canadian River and get a half ton of sand. bring it home. unload. and then the next day get a half ton of pea gravel.  My brother is coming over this weekend (I think) to help me put in a brick path on the north side. I finished the south side and front, but one more on the north. I'll have to share pics of them eventually. Garden club meeting Friday night and I'll be working all week at work,(when time) on a newsletter due before the meeting.
I've been watching YouTube videos on how to do stuff on Publisher, so this months is going to have a cool magazine like front page cover with a garden photo behind all the headlines.  so much to learn on YouTube, :) hope all are having a good Fall week. too hto this week ugh I hate waking up at 3 am when it's so hot. had to check the AC last night and it hadn't kicked on. set at 76 and it was 77. sigh


Mike said...

70 is the optimal sleeping temp. 71 is too warm. 70 winter or spring or summer is perfect. I will throw a fit if its 72. About an hour before bed I cool down the house. Someone thinks 75 with the windows and doors open is perfect. It's not. I wake up in night sweats and have weird dreams. Weird dream nightmares.

Get out and mingle, mingle, mingle. Date. LOL. Mine started off a little non-platonic, but then developed into more.

Dwight Williamson said...

Dr Seuss once said " Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter". Are any of your friends of faith really your friends if they don't accept all of you? You are still young enough to lust, which is also OK, although the Bible says something about lust in your heart is the same as practically committing the sin. The Bible says a lot, mostly well intentioned but it also cuts like an ax in the wrong hands. That's why this election can't be over soon enough for me. Is there a true man of God not voting for Donald Trump. I also don't know if Mary Fallon is still your governor, but she is a tough nut . I had to help a friend my age comfort her daughter because her twenty one year old male friend committed suicide. They lived in Tulsa and were hard Shell Catholics. The casket had to be closed and the father would not reveal the method of suicide unless you specifically asked. The University of Tulsa track team chartered a bus to go to last Saturday's service. Yes Dan, you are strong enough to live in Oklahoma but keep your eyes pealed for those who are not ! I feel like your nagging bigmouthed acquaintance you would avoid in public! I am either going to stop commenting or do it in private.

d said...

uhh, I think 74-76 degrees are perfect temperatures to sleep in, of course, my neck of the woods don't have much humidity. Yes, everyone has an opinion, but in the end, you're the one that needs to be happy with your decisions and all that you surround yourself with. I do think you should talk to your friends freely. Friendships should not have boundaries especially if it's something that you have much conviction and it shouldn't be hard to maintain. I have several different groups of friends and fortunately, all groups of friends accept who I am, period. Sometimes, I don't see or talk to them for months at a time. No one is perfect and thus shouldn't be judging you negatively. If they do judge you negatively, then they're not really accepting of you and thus not really a friend. Love your positive attitude. Cheers