Thursday, April 19, 2018

Darla’s Discoveries – Embracing Reality & Saving Time, and Breath


No person can truly know another’s thoughts. And I have learned that my spouse could not think much less like me, who forever mulls over stupid things SO wouldn’t consider for a moment.

I am trying to be more like that and obsess less over trivia, wanting to reduce the time thinking about pointless issues. The same goes for talking about them.

Take my realization that my everyday toiletries and skin care products no longer need be on the medicine cabinet’s top shelf. Duh… I’m the short one. While SO has taken to keeping daily medications in a desk drawer for some reason, infrequently used stuff took their place. Moving items seldom used up and the aforementioned stuff brought down has made my mornings that much easier.

A younger me would have made a point of mentioning the decision. But these days I know that SO is not likely to notice, let alone care about the changes. So I kept my mouth shut, saving those precious minutes for talking about our shared interests instead.

Meanwhile, as I typed this last night we were preparing to view another live streamed SpaceX launch. We both geek out over each event.

Are there any little realizations that make your life simpler, whether in dealing with a loved one or how you arrange your living space?

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12 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought about this at all. We just do what we do and our lives are settled and comfortable. We don't work anymore and it seems our lives are perfect. In my younger years I could have written a novel on this subject.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. Yeah, from time to time I realize there are easier ways to do things and then rearrange things for this. But I have to totally tell someone. Just to crow. Or to wonder why it took me so long to figure it out.

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    1. I know how you feel about the wondering why it takes me so long to fix something simple. Heh...

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  3. Here and there I ask meaningless questions on fb to get others involved in conversation. I find that a lot of times folks will reply to those when they never comment on anything else....anyway, the question was, "do you still have a canister set on your counter tops?"....ME~ no. I don't bake enough for flour to stay anywhere but the fridge. I don't use cornmeal enough at all. Tea I don't make anymore, just as easy and cheap to buy Kroger decaf unsweet and coffee I leave in its can....SUGAR, I use right now cause I keep forgetting to purchase Stevia! BUT....my purpose of going into this is to say, that I enjoy the room on my counter for other things! I have also reworked things in my life and kitchen to avoid me having to get down under the cabinet to reach things. I rather have things in grabbing view! Makes my life easier. HAHA...now, did that answer your question? HAHA

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  4. I realized it made no sense for me to keep towels and bed linens in the hall closet ("linen closet" to my mother), because that isn't where I use them! So, there are shelves in the bathroom with the towels. Now, when we are wet and want a new towel, no yelling for someone to bring it to us!
    And, when I change my sheets, my clean ones are in a drawer in my dresser. I don't have a partner, so things are were I want them. Which usually makes sense, but probably not all the time to the adult children living with me! If I move something's location I let them know, just in case they look for it. But, that's unlikely. I'm trying to arrange the living room to be more of a living room and not a catch-all room, so I've been saying, "Find another place for this," a lot lately!

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    1. I wish I were half so wise. ~grin~ Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!

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  5. I have learned to choose my battles, some things are not worth mentioning :)

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  6. Yep, I rearranged my spices to be in alphabetical order. I thought, "Who does this?" but it works for me - I always know where the ginger is now.
    My hubby thought I was weird. He's probably right.

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    1. I think it's weird *not* to arrange spices in alphabetical order! Funny, huh? Be well! And thank you for visiting.

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