Regrets

I read a post the other day that got me thinking.  Yes, that means my head hurts and there’s smoke coming out of my ears.

I really wondered if I have regrets because I’ve tried to live life without them.  I did decide there are a few and I will share, or partially share.

  • Ruining a friendship where I had more fun in a few years than one could hope for in a lifetime.  This may be one of my only ‘real’ regrets.
  • Not taking the chance and going ‘downtown’ Tijuana to party with the locals when I was there for a wedding.  Yes, I said a wedding.
  • Not hitchhiking before it was dangerous.
  • That night with….oh wait…ummm…a couple of…..hmmmm…well, perhaps I’ll leave it at that.
  • Not going to concerts at Paisley Park after bar when I had the chance.  I never did see Prince in concert.
  • Eating that potato salad even after it bugged my tummy the first time.  Uff da.
  • Not going ‘parking’ enough as an adult.  Good make out sessions are definitely a thing of the past.
  • Not taking voice lessons, although I’m the world’s greatest singer in the car, everywhere else I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
  • Not laughing more.  And I laugh a lot, sometimes even when I shouldn’t.

It is my belief that you can’t live life with regrets, the choices we make form who we become.  There really is only one true regret in my list but if that wouldn’t have happened I wouldn’t be where I am today so all turned out well.

Here’s to no regrets and lots of laughs!

Life’s Little Pleasures

In my last post I talked about having to buy new socks.  Ohhhh, new socks, one of life’s little pleasures.   Not sure if any of you have those but I sure do.  Here are my top 5:

New socks:  Obviously.  They’re not stretched out, no stains on them, no pills, not thin in any spots, they’re just perfect.  Some day, I will have enough money so I can always have new socks.  LOL.

Making all the green lights:  On my way to the gym in the morning there isn’t much traffic; however, I love making all the green lights on 2nd street.  Two mornings in a row, just before I got to the first light it turned green and I literally said “SWEET” out loud.  I knew that they would all turn just before I got to them, as long as I didn’t drive too far over the speed limit.  Oh how sweet life is when the timing is just perfect.

Fresh mown grass:  I mowed the lawn tonight, or at least I think I did.  I had a very quick dinner out with a friend, a very quick run to K-Mart and then home to attempt to get the lawn done by dark.  There I was, sun setting, in flip-flops and some yoga pants, not even sure I had a shirt on, mowing the damp grass.  My mower hated every minute of it and so did I.  Pretty sure I sprinted (and you know by sprinted I mean waddled quickly) to get the front lawn done.  Just as I couldn’t see anymore I parked the mower in the back without mowing it.  I  guess I got the important part that most people see completed.  Tomorrow I will enjoy this life’s little pleasure as I couldn’t see it this evening.

A well-needed phone call:  This morning my phone rang at 7:00.  Idaho called and was in an exceptionally good mood for 6:00 his time.  He called because he’s been forgetting to tell me that my Golden Hamsters (the Gophers) lost on Saturday 56 – 0.  Apparently he thought that was the funniest thing that could ever happen because he giggled for about 3o minutes.  I couldn’t help but laugh along with him, as I’ve said before his laugh is completely contagious.  During a difficult day at work I could think back on that phone call and smile.  He’s completely ridiculous but he makes my day and makes me laugh.  As I’ve stated so many times, laughter is so important. 

Clean sheets:  Oh, I’ve saved the best for last.  Clean sheet night is a little slice of heaven here on earth.  This is a big deal for me each week (yes, I realize I’m sad and pathetic).  Not only does clean sheet night mean clean sheets, it means a clean room, candles, a made bed and a clean closet.  It’s quite the affair.  While the sheets are in the wash, I light candles, pick up my room, hang up all the clothes in my closet and wait patiently.  When my sheets are done and I make the bed, I really make the bed, completely made, decorative pillows and everything.  Candles still going so the room smells great, nothing lying around, no empty water bottles, no kleenex, nothing.  Spic and span.  These nights I go to bed as early as possible but not before I shower.  It is a mortal sin to not shower prior to crawling into bed on clean sheet night.