*Play music while you read.*
Beep. Beep. From around the corner while cleaning out a kitty litter pan, I heard beeps. Instinctively knowing what was happening, I dropped what I was doing and rushed to the kitchen.
Sure enough my husband had not only stopped the food timer I had running but he set it back to zero. I was dumbfounded. “Why did you stop my timer?” His answer, “I don’t know.” “Don’t you realize I have to time the elderberries? How many times have I cooked them?” No answer from him, just grumbling as he walked away. Shaking my head, I reset and restarted my timer.
You have no idea how often something like this happens. What planet is he on?
Thinking about what he had been reading on the internet, he was oblivious to what was happening around him. Despite the fact I prepared the elderberries for cooking in front of him for which I was using a timer, and despite him making a comment that he thought he stepped in poop, [what was that smell?], he was clueless that one, I was cooking elderberries, and two, I was using the timer. Elderberries, if you don’t know, have a very strong smell but they do not smell like poop.
He checked the bottom of his sneakers looking for poop. No, Hubby, you will not find poop on your sneakers. That is my elderberries cooking.
Also while preparing the elderberries Hubby spoke from the study, telling me Jersey had food stuck on her. Huh, he did manage to see that. I replied from the kitchen as long as it is not life or death, I will clean her as soon as I was finished with what I was doing. I further stressed that if I ran every time something was out of order, I wouldn’t get anything done.
The moment I finished, I removed food from Jersey’s fur. No worries.
Friends, not being in the present moment, you become blind, failing to live. Even typing this my awareness is adjusted so I know what is going on around me. When I do read a book or watch a series on Netflix sure I’m oblivious as is the next person to what is around me, yet the moment my attention is back in “the present”, I am aware.
The bird photograph is of a Cooper’s Hawk.
Starting New Hair Trend called HIDDEN ROOTS. LOL 9 weeks without hair treatment.
Photography/ “Disjointed Realities” /April 2020©AmyRose
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