I have turned into typical been blogging for too long person. My blogs are snippets obviously meant for other people to read. I’m not sure how that happened.
I’ve been trying to change a personality trait of mine lately. I’m a little stubborn, and I dislike being told to do things. I also have this other issue, I’m not very good at giving people what they want. I’m not sure I can explain this. If someone just wants someone to say "oh, you poor thing, are you sick?" I just can’t do it! Now if someone needs me to say "Oh, you poor thing, are you sick?" that’s different. Does that make sense? So anyway, I’ve been trying to add in that ability to give people what they want sometimes, just because they want it. And really doesn’t everyone deserve to get what they want sometimes?
Oh, yeah. That’s probably why my blogging has turned so superficial, as I start typing I get distracted and wander away. Then I come back and don’t remember where I was going with that particular paragraph.
Oh, so I’m working on being nicer is really what it comes down to. I’m trying to show more interest in things that people want me to show an interest in, and trying to give them things that they want me to give them. I think it’s like learning how to be polite. How to ask nice questions, and give polite responses. Because I did not have this trait, I also did not teach it to my children.
I’m sure to some people that smacks of insincerity, but I don’t think it really is. I mean, who am I to decide what someone really needs? Really, if someone asked me for $1.00 I wouldn’t ask they what they wanted it for, I would just give it to them. So if I can tell someone really wants me to say, oh hey, you look like you had a rough night, what’s going on? Why shouldn’t I just do it? If it makes them feel better to have me show an interest then I should. I’m still working this through in my head. I’m sure I sound like a loon.
This weekend I bought our plane tickets for Vegas in January. The fares raised $20.00 a piece so I went ahead and booked before they got any higher. I have it printed out and on my wall so that I can look at it during the stressful times.
I also bought the new Wii game. It’s called outdoor adventure or some such thing. It comes with a giant mat that you jump around on. My husband and I played on Saturday. There is one game that’s a waterfall. One of you is at the bottom of the waterfall, the other is at the top. The person at the bottom has to jump and climb up the rocks, while the person at the top helps by pulling and swinging a rope. It takes teamwork. From this I learned a couple of things.
1. Climbing up waterfalls is HARD! 2. Jumping up and down is Excellent exercise! 3. My husband and I do NOT work well as a team.
I really already knew most of these from ballroom dance class. If we were on Amazing Race we would be that couple that you yell at the tv and say OMG! Shut up already!
I think I have babbled enough for one day.