Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tangled without the Zen
I am happy to say that I am now feeling like my old self again just dealing with the record-breaking heat. I treated myself to a pedicure and manicure yesterday and came away feeling like a new woman...need to do that more often!
He-Who is doing well physically but the memory is slightly declining which leads to very frustrating conversations like the following when we were out running errands:
Me: "Would you like to eat lunch out on the way home?"
HW: "Yes, I want to go to that place across the street>"
Me: "The Chinese place, Qin Dynasty?
HW: " Yes, Chinese."
I drive into the parking lot of the above restaurant right out the front gate of our community. No parking anywhere...
HW: "No, not here."
Me: "You mean you want the Vietnamese place across the street?"
HW: Angrily "No, no, just forget it. I want the one across the street. Go whereever!"
Me: "Point to where you want to go."
HW points to the north where a new Olive Garden has gone in.
Me: " You want to go to the Olive Garden? You want Italian food?"
This has to be as frustrating for him as it it for me but these kind of conversations are occurring more frequently now. I'm learning to take deep breaths, ease up on the accelerator of life and go with the flow. Patience has never been my greatest virtue but life seems to present the lessons one needs to learn, right?
And guess what! My book club is discussing Still Alice this afternoon. He-Who may attend and I hope he will add something from his own experience. I will certainly add from mine.
P.S. My Zentangles class went well and several want to continue. More tangles to come!