I Said…Nothing…


Last week was Spring Break…and I had one ambition…to do nothing…well…I was going with Mama to a doctor’s appointment…and then…nothing…nada

Or at least that’s what I told anyone who asked…but…of course it wasn’t true…I had plans…I wanted to write…I wanted to work in the yard…I wanted to play a bit…there was stuff I really wanted to do…most of it just would take place at home…without a tight schedule…

Except…somebody…somewhere…must have taken me literally…because after a nice little stroll in the park…under some beautiful Bradford Pear trees…the most activity I had for the rest of the break…was covering my mouth when I coughed and sneezed…and applying eye drops…

Bertha…laughed…as much as she could at someone with red, swollen eyes that looked like something out of the horror movie…Nightmare on Bradford Pear Street

Anyway…she pointed out…that she’s been telling me for years…to say what I mean…to ask for what I really want…because…case in point…I just might get it…

And…she’s absolutely right…I had pretty much the exact week I told everyone I wanted…nothing…and…yesterday…when I thought I was going to be well enough to do a few things…wrong…I felt even worse than I had the day before…ensuring…that I did…nothing

So…have I learned my lesson…I hope so…I hope next time someone asks me what I’m planning to do…that I won’t say…nothing…unless…that’s what I really mean…and…trust me…it probably isn’t…

Jane

6 thoughts on “I Said…Nothing…

  1. I love this ! Oh…not that you got sick and had a ‘nothing’ week :) Pooh…

    My one grandson is famous for responding with ‘nothing much’ when asked what he did for today…this can be and is often after a day of activity to and from special places, a fabulous lunch/dinner, and other goodies’ tossed into the mix…can we remove that word from the dictionary ?

    I do trust that you are feeling much better…in fact ,over the top ‘good!’

    • Your grandson sounds like a delight…but…we can remove ‘nothing’ from the dictionary…got a razorblade? I am starting to feel better…unfortunately…my eyes are still very strange looking…the kids at school keep saying…you look different! 😉

  2. Hope you are feeling better Jane! I have had a situation just like this. And…I got sick, too! I wished the power of positive thinking was as strong as the power of negative thinking. Big Texas Hugs!

    • I am recovering, Betty…thanks for the Texas hugs…they were super-sized for sure! You know…the power of positive thinking works just as well…it’s just not our ‘default’ way of thinking…we have to learn it by practicing it. Ahhh…something for Bertha to work on! 😉

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