#2 – How have you changed in the last two years?
I have not spent more than 70 years, getting my life into the optimum shape, doing the best I can with what little I’ve got, to go changing it at this late date. Indeed, as my abilities and limits wane at an inverse rate to my age, I can’t afford to go changing things right now. I am somewhat limited in chances to correct any poor decisions. I don’t want to have to say, ‘Time’s awasted!’
The technological lifestyle thunders forward at warp speed, unchecked. I can barely keep up with what other people are changing on me. I recently took the wife to the hospital, to register for her second knee-replacement surgery. As her caretaker, I had to be able to be contacted. The nurse demanded my cell-phone number, and was aghast and astounded when I insisted that I didn’t own one. Hey, I’m all the way up to Windows7, what more do you want??
The Chinese have a curse which says, “May you live in interesting times.” ‘Interesting’, in that context, means frustrating, challenging, and perhaps dangerous. ‘Jackass’ is a show by, for, and about, young….jackasses.
#30 – What changed this month, and what do you hope will happen next month?
Things change every month, but I assume that this question refers to any significant change(s). I made all desirable, big changes years or decades ago. I’ll assume that a new brand of toothpaste doesn’t count. I grow a little older, a little weaker, a little achier, a little poorer, a little more forgetful. Next month, I hope for more of the same, but with less of an increase in all of them.
If we’re talking about “hope”, and not reality, then I hope that the son wins a lottery. Maybe he could get enough money to send the wife and I away on trips, to get us out of his hair, or purchase a nice manor-type house with a granny-suite….probably with a bank-vault-type door between the two sections.
My number of published blog-posts changed upward this month. I hope that I’m still here next month, pushing my numbers up, but not pushing daisies up. The only change I want, is change for a $20 – and I only gave the clerk a ten. 😛 Oh, and I want you guys to keep coming back to visit and read….but that’s no change.