Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In A Room Together.......But Apart! (FRIENDS)

     The headless model above is my "Tina". I didn't have another photo that fit my subject, so there she all her headless wonder! :-)) My subject today is actually NOT headless. It's my dear girlfriend who has no idea that I'm sitting here writing a blog post about her! ^_^
     She is in the room with me....Well, not actually 'with me', because we are 'mentally' apart. Meaning I'm on my side of the room with my headphones on and my computer in front of me, typing away...while she is with her own thoughts, headphones on, writing paper and pen in hand, oblivious that I'm actually with her.....while we're alone! ^_^ (Thus the title of today's post!)
     Do you have friends that you can be okay doing this with? Sit for hours in the same room with, but apart, I mean? :-) ----- And while I'm saying this I'm aware that in this day and age we "BETTER" be able to be okay with this!....because we live in a world full of people who we are together with on the earth, but mentally apart from most of the time! And, for the most part, we like it that way!...and sometimes prefer it that way!!
     I have to say, my husband and I have spent more than 35 years doing some part of the day or another. I think it's a thing that happens with long time relationships, or really good friends, where the two people involved are self-aware, but also secure with each other. I dare say :comfortable". :-]
     I love the fact that I could look over at her right now and smile and she would assume that I'm thinking about something deep. LOL Little does she know....she has a silly, sometimes superficial, friend!! LOL Now I'm going to post this deeply thought out 'diary-like' post and make her read it!! Ha! Ha! {That's the other good part about good friends.....they're so gullible if you catch them at just the right moment!! ^_^ Have a good day everybody!

Alone Together

Friends can share their space together,
while their thoughts can be alone.
They can occupy the same room,
although traveling on the phone.

At some point they come together,
communication must be had!
Cuz spending time alone together
all the time...would just be bad!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

     I know, I know! It's been almost 7 months since the last time I blogged!...WOW! That sentence almost sounded like the expression people make when they're in a 12-step program! ^_^ "Hi, my name is Poetesswug. It's been 7 months since I last urge to spill my guts in print." Ha! Ha! 
     Okay, enough with the funny. Let's get down to what I've been doing with myself the last 7 months!.......Uhhhhhh........Well.........Ummmmmmm......Okay, back to the funny. Just kidding! ^_^ What I've been doing is taking a break from my 'Wuglyees', on Etsy, shop. I haven't sold anything there for over a year now. (Although I am contemplating re-starting it soon. We'll see.) I have been crocheting like a crazy person just the same though! In fact, I have enough scarves and slippers now to dress at least the east coast half of the frozen and sleepy U.S.
     And they need to be dressed now, considering the tundra-like weather they're getting right now! Brrrrrrrr! Here in Holyoke we woke up to a forecast that said we were going to get a temperature 'high' today of.....1 degree! And, to add insult to frozen, un-warm footed, injury, there will be wind chill gusts of up to minus 20 degrees!!!! WHAT???!!!!!... The weather person said that if you were outside for more than 10 minutes you could get frost bitten. {meaning that the exposure to that kind of cold for 10 minutes or more could cause you to injure your body tissue, especially your nose, fingers, and toes to the point of causing gangrene!!!} Considering the fact that I am inside my house with 3 blankets on my bed, a heating blanket at the ready, and the thermostat kicked up to "hot-cha-char!", I don't think frost bite is in my immediate future! ^_^ Maybe bacon bite......potato bite......or some other kind of food bite (where I would be doing the biting! LOL), but not frost bite! ^_^ 
      If I was motivated enough I'd be thinking about new recipes for chili or hot chocolate or soup. But nope! I'm not that motivated! :-)) What I am motivated for is talking!...and reading.....and wiggling my toes under some warm cover! Oh yeah....and crocheting! :-) 
       I'll leave the snow and wind and wind chill temperatures for the outdoor lovers. You know, the people who see beauty in snow men and snow forts... other words, 'those' people! LOL I joke about it, but secretly I wish I was one of 'those' people. My husband is! He loves outside and snow piles! ????? It's been 35 years of wedded bliss with this man and I STILL don't know how we're still together!! LOL We're almost opposites in everything!....except the things that really matter I guess. :-)
     Moving on!!......The last thing I want to talk about today is my excitement to find that Blake Shelton, you know...the country following me on Twitter!! ^_^ Or at least I think it's the real Blake Shelton! ^_^ WHY he's following me is a mystery! In my imagination he's following my Twitter page because of following it from this blog, where he saw my poems listed at the bottom of each page and is trying to figure out how to write a country song out of one of them! A country song that will become an instant hit that will make me lots of money so that I can buy lots of crochet yarn and long Johns for my husband to go outside and make snow men in!.....because....Uhhhhh....he's Blake Shelton after all! ^_^ STOP LAUGHING! It could happen! And wouldn't all of you be 'too through' with yourselves if it did! ^_^ Okay......back to tundra-like reality! :-)) I think the temperature....gauge is going to my head. ^_^ Have a good day, Everybody! 

 I Love A New Beginning

I love a new beginning,
whether day or year or hour.
All the new growth that's now starting,
like the budding of a flower.

The beginnings of a schedule,
 like a long lost welcomed friend.
I love a new beginning,
and so "Here We Go Again!!!"