Saturday, September 05, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

We have come to the cabin for yet another glorious weekend.  It will not be a weekend for peace and quiet though as most of the people here have multitudes of family and friends to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.  That is okay because at least it is not like a regular lake place with zoom-zoom boats, motorcycles and drinking...oh wait, we have drinking!!!   Cheers!  Last night was a fun filled Mexican dinner night at Harri & Jimbo's deck.  Actually it was pretty low key and pleasant.  I think we were all so tired from the week leading up to the weekend.  The Hubby snuck out without me seeing him but he couldn't hide for long as I quickly followed.  We hit the sheets before 10 last night. 

This morning was the big breakfast for everyone here and I was glad to be of assistance with the ring leaders.  Breakfast burritos, biscuits, gravy, etc.  It was yummy and just extended the meal from the night before.  I wasn't too much help because I was just tired, T I R E D!  While eating my meal I was visiting with one of our neighbors and listening to someone talk about hunting and using an IPhone with a GPS system to help with hunting.  I perked up and made sure The Hubby was aware that I was interested in one of those new fangled IPhone things.  The lady next to me started telling me about being somewhere on her many travels with her daughter and they used the thing to ask a question or something and got the answer immediately.  This made me think of our society and I made the statement that we are ruining the art of patience for people.  We are so into the instant gratification in our world now that no one knows how to wait, how to patiently wait for someone or something.  I am a master at the art of waiting.  I have waited for The Hubby for my entire married life.  I don't really like it but I'm very good at it.  I am patient in traffic and don't really mind traffic jams as I leave (usually) early enough to account for it but in Tulsa, well, they are minimal.  I don't lose my cool.  I don't mind waiting in line but it is not my favorite thing.  I have spent many an "hour" sitting in The Hubby's truck while he goes into a store, supply store, hardware store, anyplace.  I always have a plan when I know I'm going with him anywhere,  I pack a book or my Kindle or a notebook to write, or even a deck of cards to play hand solitare.  His motto to me is, "Hurry up and wait", he wants me to hurry up and get in the car but then I will have to wait.  Oh well, at least I'm good at this little task.  I do stop and smell the roses. 

3 comments:

Janie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend with family and friends. The food sounds scrumptious. I love Mexican food!

You are right about the instant gratification thing. We are becoming programmed, and it is causing impatience to rear its ugly head.

By the way, I'm only a couple of hours away from you in Fayetteville, AR.

Country Girl said...

I*'ve never enjoyed waiting but it's not something I can't do and keep my cool at the same time. It's difficult sometimes, isn't it? I will say that the iPhone came in handy yesterday in Central Park. Daryl wasn't sure where we were going and pulled out her iPhone which has a compass! Excellent way to get around.
Your weekend sounds like fun.

Char said...

I know a lot of people that like to keep others waiting - it drives me nuts. but I keep scrabble on my cell phone and entertain myself anyway