Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thoughts on Thursday/Doing What I Don't Want To Do

My mother always said I had a mind of my own....what does that mean? I'm taking it to mean that I wanna do what I wanna do and not usually not what I'm told to do. Yes, I am respectful of those in authority but I do like to march to the beat of a different drummer on occasion.

Don't we all have to do things we don't want to?.....whether it's cleaning the toilet, the garage, or going out of town for work. As responsible adults we force ourselves to complete the tasks that have to be done, no matter how mundane.  Don't you??? Or don't you have to follow the rules??? OK, sometimes I bend the rules. I think that to get along somewhat successfully in life (your family situation, at your job, with whom or whatever 'rules' you),  you have to do certain things that you may not want to do. That's just life - deal with it!

 ...but I don't want to: get up when the alarm goes off, clean the bathroom every week, vacuum and dust, shop for groceries. When I worked full time I didn't want to go to work every day, but I did. I always hated dragging myself out of bed when one of my babies woke up, but I certainly did that! And who wants to pay taxes? Who wants to save up money for a new refrigerator when what is really wanted is a night out on the town? I don't really like cooking, maybe because hubby doesn't like to try new things....I'd rather bake. I make dinner every night (not so much in the summer) because it's what the wife does (unless the husband likes to do so). There are times when I don't want to go someplace, I just wanna stay home and be alone.  In my younger life, if forced to attend a social function that I didn't want to attend, sometimes I'd end up in an argument with someone. I don't want to live in the snow and cold all winter, but I don't have a choice. I don't like cleaning up after myself, but no one else I do it.

I really don't want to cook Thanksgiving dinner or even go out...but I am cooking again this year. I'm sure once the food is done and we're visiting and enjoying it I'll be fine...but for now I'll grumble about it and plan the menu and go grocery shopping. Maybe I'll report back in 2 weeks.


  1. My thoughts exactly! You are sure good at hitting the nail on the head.

    1. Thank you.....I was just thinking out loud.