Monday, December 2, 2019

I want the answer now! (LOL)

An American car
          Taken to jail, must be charged with using that newfangled typewriter while driving.

And now:
I am very guilty. When faced with a problem large or small, I want the answer, NOW! So I work my head to try and find the ‘correct’ one. I try to do it logically by looking at what I see as ‘all’ reasonable options and make a multiple choice sort of list.  At times I have missed an option, and Sherry (or someone) points it out.
Most minor decisions I am also guilty of trying to work them out on my own without bothering God. (Contrary to mama and daddy’s advice) OUCH. My rationale, He has endowed me with common sense, and I should use that gift.
I think I have been guided thru life many times. Now to be sure God has never just came out and told me like he did Mr. Moses, “Go tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!” (I just heard that song in my head! LOL)
I look back over my life and I have NEVER faced some of the MAJOR obstacles MANY of you have. But I have watched humans in my 80+ years.  We gauge problems by the list of past battles we have fought physically and mentally. And it seems that the present one is always the worst.
Forgive me I’m using this blog as a sounding board. I appreciate every comment, but please do not feel obligated to do so today.  Just smile at my oncoming senility.
I may finish this later. If I figure what I am talking about. I have read over 25 western books in the last few weeks. I think I am saying, “Maybe it is time to see the Hostler and stable the horse. Then find a café or saloon, have a Sarsaparilla or one of ‘em new drinks called Koka-cola!” And just ‘Relapse’.
Nite Shipslog
PS: None of my problems at present are life threatening nor is there financial doom on the horizon, but the older I get the bigger a small mountain gets.  I knew things would be harder to lift and balance physically with age, BUT I did not believe things would be harder mentally, but they are.



aging gets the better of us, it's true. you just have to plow through it one day at a time. all you can do. hang in there jack. you're still pretty sharp. so don't fret about things so much.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

One thing about aging is that we have more wisdom hat has come with experenince I'm sure Sherry helps you with a lot of decisions and you are right praying about it helps too. Lots of things are harder as we age, but you are wise beyond your years as far as I can see.

Chatty Crone said...

Frankly my dear you do have me a little confused. But then again it does not take much to confuse me. Getting older is not the golden years that it is portrayed as. lol Feel better.

yaya said...

Yesterday upon the stair I saw a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish the heck he'd go away. Sometimes, to me anyway, growing older has been like that poem. Life can be confusing at best. Some days things are a clear as mud and other days I see life crystal clear. But the main thing is to get up each day and be thankful that you're breathing, eating, enjoying life. I think you have it down!

Mevely317 said...

I 'get' it! In this age of instant gratification, waiting is the W-O-R-S-T! I'm happy to serve as a sounding board whenever y'all would like. Granted, I may not have any good advice, but I promise to listen.

Jean said...

Yes getting older has its problems, but I think you're doing fine. I had a little scare this weekend and had to stay Saturday night in the hospital for more test and blood work, I'm home now and feeling better. Surgery is in the future so keep me in your prayer. love to you and Sherry.

Rick Watson said...

Hey Jack, I’ve noticed my Check Engine Light coming on a lot more as I age.
Few of us are as sharp as we once were. I think the key is to keep the mind engaged with stimulating things and let the rough end drag.

Lisa said...

Wow you just wrote that right out of the top of your head didn’t ya? Haha.
As I grow older, I feel like I can’t keep up with things thus making me feel less intelligent.

It’s 32 degrees here in Gtown this morning. My bones ache.