Gobsmacked

This is what I saw today.

I took a day off. I didn’t write or post a blog. I cannot remember the last time I did that. I guess I blame the fact that I was feeling sorry for myself in that I was feeling as if I needed to take better care of myself. I felt as if my blood pressure was higher than normal so I decided to neither check and see what it was nor force myself to write and post.

I guess the reason was simple I was minding my own business and something just gobsmacked me. You have to love that word; it is so descriptive. Anyway, yes, gobsmacked. It happens every so often, so I just caved in and thought, okay, I am going to take a deep breath or two and let it go.

I feel better right now.

I had a busy day. Instead of using my Thursday for the usual cleaning, since we have been so good about maintaining, I decided to attack some of the things I haven’t done for a while. So I pulled out the heavy duty Swiffer duster and did the blinds in the living room, dining room, and several bedrooms upstairs. I also cleaned out the tracks of quite a few rooms for which we had cleaned the windows. There are actually only four windows we haven’t done and I looked at them and realized that they didn’t look any worse than any others but their tracks were bad. I cleaned their tracks instead.

It was cold this morning, but as usual, I started sweating almost immediately. This afternoon, MK and I went for a walk that was a little over a mile and it was somehow colder or I just didn’t dress appropriately. The sun is shining but it is clearly a fall day.

As I write this, my blood pressure feels better and I am working on avoiding any sort of gobsmacking situations.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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