A Little Bit of This And a Little Bit of That!
I was thinking the other day...yes, I do that sometimes...depends on what day it is, though, and if the weather is conducive to such a ponderous activity.
A saying we're all very familiar with...'you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him/it drink". This applies to the heart as well.
You can lead a heart towards love but you can't make it love. And what are you left with...either a thirsty horse or an empty heart!
My mind works in mysterious ways...please don't ask my to explain its machinations!
Remy, one of my two cats, is occupied this morning. Out near the back door is a monitor I've been meaning to take to the refuse tip for quite some time. I never seem to remember to put it in the car! Anyway, Remy has spent the past thirty minutes or so, sitting in front of the dead computer monitor.
Now I could make a couple of things out of this spectacle. He's watching his reflection or perhaps he's waiting for it to come on. To him it's very similar to what I'm always sitting in front of here in this room. And, it's also very similar to a television screen. Perhaps he's waiting for his favourite show to commence! It's very generous of me to supply my cats with their own personal screen.
My mind has been in overload since this past Tuesday when I, as a gift from a special friend, a Konica Minolta Dimage A2 digital camera. Having always been the 'point-and-shoot' kinda gal, hoping for the best end result, this camera is a whole new ball game! If I appear more vague than I usually am, please forgive me. My head has been buried in learning all that I can in a very short period to become a most proficient operator of this magnificent beast! It is necessary that I do become extremely proficient as I am required to take photographs of food that I will be preparing for an article I write for a northern newspaper! They really put the cat amongst the pigeons when they asked for photos to accompany my article! Who do they think I am? A professional photographer! Well, I'll show 'em! I'm up for the challenge! "Never-Give-In-Lee" is my nickname!
Today, I've slipped into the "mean reds" as Holly Golightly would say. The 'mean reds' are a couple of steps up from the 'blues' or down from the 'blues', whichever way you choose to look at it. I know the reasons why this mood has descended upon my fragile being but I won't share those secrets with you. Suffice to say, the 'mean reds' will depart as quickly as they arrived last night! I might have myself a mean glass of red wine later to help them on their way! Either that or a damn good cry to wash them out of my system...maybe both! Why do things in half measures when you can do the whole damn performance? Lady Macbeth...look out...be on your toes!
To top it off...as I was turning into the entrance of the car park to the local supermarket, a couple of 'young turks' on skateboards were skylarking along the footpath. Right in front of my car, one smart young brat decided, purposely to stumble of his board and very slowly bend down to retrieve it. It was all an act to cause delay to me turning in off the road. Well, he picked the wrong person today. I purposely stared straight ahead, purposely not seeing him and I purposely didn't lessen the rate if my progress. He soon got the message of my purpose! What he didn't know is it was I who wrote the script to all their games!
Yep...there are a few 'getting on my goat' today! I'd better quit while I'm ahead! I'm going to bury myself in the instructions' manual! See you when I re-surface...in a better mood, one would hope!