Monday, July 27, 2015
I do that pretty often...cut something out of the paper that I want to see later. Sometimes it's Pickles. Sometimes it's a column that Leonard Pitts wrote. I like Leonard's take on certain events of the day. Sometimes I agree, most often he puts into words what I would have said, sometimes he gives me more things to think about.
I love the Blogs I follow. Recently one of my blog friends, Robbie posted about having a daily schedule. It made me almost wish I had a schedule. Maybe I'd get more done everyday. I never could abide a schedule but I definitely have a routine. Getting up at 5 AM keeps my day in sync. I like to read my email and then my blog roll. That's it. The rest of the day revolves around what the weather is and what ever errand need to be done. Throw in a couple loads of laundry, a little bit of yard work, a little TV and lots of puppy love.
While I was surfing the blogs, I came across a post about the writer finding her purpose in life. That post made me stop and read, because I'm approaching my 64th birthday and have been wondering just what IS my purpose on this earth. I must admit I have not idea. The writer found hers. Just being herself. She is a joyful person that elevates others moods with a joyful good morning or good day wherever she goes. When I read the post I thought how wonderful for her to realize that is a great purpose. But it still has me wondering what the heck mine is. My blog friend Mary Anne includes a quote at the end of each post. The other day she included this one:
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why"
How the heck do you find out why? Maybe you just look at your life and select a reason you like and focus on it and call it your purpose. Maybe we HAVE no purpose. Maybe we are just here and some of us try to make the world a little better. What do you think?
Well, the deck is clean and we need to stain it. I selected an opaque stain. It was the brand Robbie recommended when I posted asking for suggestions. After she commented, I found out it is the same brand my brother-in-law has been using. Two thumbs up is good enough for me. So yesterday we set out to use our Wagner Paint Crew Plus to spray it on. It had been used successfully a couple of years ago, cleaned thoroughly and stored away. So, we got the paint loaded and Nadda...nothing...no can do. It just didn't work. Corey took it apart and checked out all places that could need to be cleaned again..Nothing. The stain would just not suck up. Plan B is to hook our real paint sprayer to the air compressor and spray away. that beats plan C...me using a brush. I wouldn't mind it, but spraying is so much faster.
I'd love to hear what your STUFF is today.