It is snowing… again. The house is quiet for the moment and we are mulling over the sequence of this last week’s events that have brought us to yet another interesting crossroads in our present adventure. It is in our nature to lament the fact that we get into ruts with some of our routines – wishing them otherwise, weighing the possibilities, sometimes taking subtle or glaringly extreme measures to create change, all this is the stuff of daily life and yet we still have the opportunity to complain that just when we get comfortable doing things or having events, people, even furniture arranged and behaving in that certain way where it all runs smoothly like the proverbial well-oiled machine all hell breaks loose. Domestic chaos theory at its finest…. whatcha gonna do?
We like to think that we exercise a modicum of control over those initial conditions that make getting up in the morning, being productive in our work and building harmony in our home and social lives satisfyingly worthwhile but introduce random factors like, say, anyone else who is not playing by the same set of rules and you have what Edward Lorenz built an entire career upon and has had theorists scratching their heads over for the last 50 years. It is not a matter of if but when and sometime, somewhere, someone is going to bugger it all up. How dramatically horrific the reaction to this kind of stimulus is, of course, temperament and age-sensitive. Where once the resultant roller coaster ride on the learning curve of experience used to be gut-wrenching, heart palpitating and nausea inducing with explosive duck and cover repercussions, it has quiesced into more of a slow train where the conductor raises an eyebrow, holds out a hand for the fare and offers the pragmatic approach of how do we solve this and get on with it.
Granted, this is all easier said than done but it does remind us of the oft-chanted mantra “Could be worse” – after all, we are still Masters of our own Blog Universes and all that entails…
Thanks to Across the Bored’s challengers, followers and visitors
for getting us to 200 and beyond.
5 thoughts on “200 and counting…”
Congrats on hitting 200!! Sometimes I think the novelty has worn off for me–but the addiction is still alive and well… God bless you BIG–love, Caddo
Thanks! I know that feeling – where sometimes it can become job-like, but then I step back and do something else and before you know it I’m being reeled back in by a challenge!
Yep, I know exactly what you’re saying–hard to pass up the challenges I’m offered weekly!
Congratulations! You have a blog that inspires and make others smile. It’s amazing how not long ago we are all struggling what to post but today, we stand proud knowing we did something wonderful of ourselves and others.
Thank you – it’s the positive comments and encouragement, knowing that what we feel and how it inspires that sometimes keeps us going… That and the challenges!