Dreamer’s World January 15 2017 – Daily Prompt “Exquisite”

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The Daily Prompt is “Exquisite”. This one is more of a challenge because it is such an in-depth word to me. It signifies a very deep level of pleasure and appreciation, much more than the normal expressions of these things.

“Exquisite” is a level of pleasure that one seldom reaches but always strives for. Attaining it is the reward in itself. It is an objective that draws us towards it, but always seems to be just out of reach. I am not sure if I will ever experience it firsthand, but I will keep on trying.

Dreamer’s World January 15 2017 – Getting Lazy

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I have gotten lazy recently with my blog posting. I find myself waiting until the following day to publish what I have written. Part of this is because I always tell myself that I will get back to the blog post in the evening and finish it up with some grand flourish, but that never seems to happen.

I am concerned because I recognize this as the first step to ignoring my writing completely and I cannot allow that to happen. If the trend continues, the next thing is that I will simply write the entire post for one day on the following day and pretend that I am doing the right thing. This is only fooling myself and I don’t want that to happen.

Some people have resolutions that always fail. I don’t make resolutions for a new year, I make them when I feel a need, but I hesitate to even call it a resolution. It is more of a statement to myself that something is important and that as with all important things, that I have to work in order to make it happen at all. I simply don’t place any relevance on the date when I make the decision.

I am going to intensify my efforts to stay up-to-date with this blog because I know how I will allow things to get in the way if I don’t make the commitment to myself. I do know that when I stop writing for any period of time that I feel awful, writing is something that drives me. It is an internal need that has to be met in order to keep me going. As I type this on Sunday afternoon, all of the necessary things have been done for the day. I am waiting for Hal (person) to get home from work and hopefully we will go out for a nice quick dinner together early this evening.

I have tomorrow off work, and it will be an even shorter week with my chiropractor appointment on Thursday afternoon followed by my birthday on Friday. That will be an event because I will NOT allow anything related to the inauguration of a NAZI to interfere with my birthday! I will NOT watch any TV at all on my birthday because I do not want to see this nation accept a NAZI as leader!

I hope that the depression that my birthday is generating will not last long afterwards. I am already steeling myself to the onslaught of hatred and intolerance that the NAZIS will unleash on this nation.

At any rate, with Sunday evening here. I am completing this blog post on-time and looking forward to doing the same from now on.

Dreamer’s World January 14 2017 – Saturday Musings

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The weekend is here at last. It started last night after we got home from dinner with Nicola. I began to marinate some chicken breasts so they will be ready to cook today. It felt good to get ahead of things here at home rather than be rushed today, because it has turned into a really blah type of day with a mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow making things rather miserable around here. Thankfully it will warm up enough to change everything to rain by later in the day. Until then, Hal (person) is at work and I have the place to myself along with The Stooges. Any thoughts of going out vanished with the weather since we already have everything we need here right now.

The afternoon has arrived and I am still here. I haven’t left the apartment at all today, there is no reason to. I will cook the chicken breasts later and then we will have enough food for a few days. I decided that if I really want to get out tomorrow, I will do so.

For now I am waiting for the UK basketball game this afternoon against Auburn. Hal will be home soon and we will have the evening together. We can both look forward to having Monday to spend with each other for a change. I hope that the weather will be nice for this time of year and that we will be able to get out and enjoy ourselves.

Dreamer’s World January 14 2017 – Daily Prompt “Unseen”

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The Daily Prompt is “Unseen”. This is an intriguing choice and I will give it my best shot.

“Unseen’ represents possibilities to me. It doesn’t share the sci-fi aspect of invisible, it is a real-world concept to me. It indicates the things that we overlook, or that we have not discovered yet. The second interpretation is the most exciting to me.

“Unseen” means what is over the next hill or around the next corner. It is something that we haven’t noticed yet through either lack of attention or from not having had the opportunity. We know that there is something around the next corner in the road that we are traveling. The adventure of finding out what that will be is one of the wonders of life. We should always seek out the “unseen” and explore it with enthusiasm because discovery makes life worth living.

Dreamer’s World January 13 2017 – Daily Prompt “Capable”

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The Daily Prompt is “Capable”. This is an interesting word that falls short of an accomplishment, but isn’t quite an insult. To be considered “capable” indicates that one is at or near the basic expected level of competency for any assigned task. I see the word in this way because of the jobs that I have had through the years.

When I worked with the military there were several conditions of preparedness that could be assigned to a unit. “Capable” fell right into the middle with adjectives for being more or less. Units were judged to be “Fully Mission Capable”, “Capable”, or Non-Mission Capable” in order from best to worst. As you can see, the is puts “capable” into the medium category and not at all favorable when compared to the highest level.

Therefore, I hear the word “capable” and it carries a negative impression. It implies that one is doing only the bare minimum to be judged competent. Whether this is due to a lack of proper training, or to a lack of motivation is usually the question that is asked when “capable” is used.

I realize that my perspective is skewed. I am sure that there are those who will give the word “capable” much more glowing praise than I am willing to.

Dreamer’s World January 13 2017 – An Unexpected Friday Surprise

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The Daily Prompt is “Capable”. This is an interesting word that falls short of an accomplishment, but isn’t quite an insult. To be considered “capable” indicates that one is at or near the basic expected level of competency for any assigned task. I see the word in this way because of the jobs that I have had through the years.

When I worked with the military there were several conditions of preparedness that could be assigned to a unit. “Capable” fell right into the middle with adjectives for being more or less. Units were judged to be “Fully Mission Capable”, “Capable”, or Non-Mission Capable” in order from best to worst. As you can see, the is puts “capable” into the medium category and not at all favorable when compared to the highest level.

Therefore, I hear the word “capable” and it carries a negative impression. It implies that one is doing only the bare minimum to be judged competent. Whether this is due to a lack of proper training, or to a lack of motivation is usually the question that is asked when “capable” is used.

I realize that my perspective is skewed. I am sure that there are those who will give the word “capable” much more glowing praise than I am willing to.