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Hey What Are You Doing Now ?

Updated on August 2, 2017

You Are So Good

Then less than five minutes later you are so bad

Our cat Charlotte never ceases to surprise us

What am I going to do with you ?

I look at my beautiful kitchen curtains

Clawed in so many ways

Well at least I can't complain

You give the curtains two uses

One they look nice and block the strong sun on a hot day

Now they are also a hanging scratching curtain

A one of a kind

They don't even sell them in stores yet

For your pleasure and desire

I sit here behind a cool fan

Looking at the blazing sun beating down on the light blue wooden stairs

Eating a little lunch

Rolled up bologna and cheese slices

Topped off with a big handful of prunes

Don't forget a nice tall glass of ice cold water

I walked outside and quickly headed inside

The heat bothers me more lately

Maybe as I get older my body is changing

I keep pumping fruits and vegetables

Trying to change my feelings

They make me feel good and healthy

If I can feel good inside

It is only a matter of time when I feel that way on the outside

I love fresh red grapes and those tiny little petite carrots

I still don't like the sun

I gave myself a good shave and cut my finger and toe nails

These are things nobody ever talks about

Even though they do make a big difference

I feel clean and neat

The same feeling right after I get a hair cut

I rolled all these emotions together to make me feel better

I am looking for something positive

This is one of my two days off

I choose to write instead of watching t.v.

Sometimes I read a little

I really want to go outside

I am going to wait to the sun goes down

Finishing off with brushing my teeth

Washing up a few dishes I used

I enjoy spending time at rest

Relaxing in my kitchen chair

Knowing I don't have to do anything or go anywhere

All week I travel a great distance from place to place

Everything from taking a one a day vitamin to a teaspoon of honey

I do the best to take care of my body

My body responds by taking care of my mind

I sit here taking deep breaths

They are healthy for you

I think every day should be turned into a poem

Where we tell what's on our mind

The joys of love and life and what really matters

It would be awesome if it rhymed

If it didn't that would be fine

The important thing is would be that person we want to be

Seeing ourselves in a special way

Loving who we are first

Then loving other people that make our day fulfilling

Like a chocolate frosted Bavarian cream filled donut

Without the calories and all the processed sugar but just as sweet


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Tamara I hope your dog is better real soon. Our animals are so important and loved so much. Thank you for sharing your day. It is amazing how much we are all different then at the same time we are the same. Have a happy weekend my friend.

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      Tamara Moore 

      14 months ago

      Wonderful attitude and look on life that you have, Dream! I took my dog to the veterinarian because she has a small wound on her leg from apparently a bite of some kind. I put medicine on her leg twice a day. Yes, so wonderful to be alive and living life to the fullest! Hugs!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Nellieanna You said the perfect thing today. My father use to say in times of trouble or in an emergency when everyone else is losing their head you keep yours. It could save your life and other people you love. Now I know where he got it. He borrowed it from Rudyard Kipling. As we both go our different ways. Keeping love in our heart and praying for good health and peace in the world. Thanking God for one more day. Happiness grows a little faster with Miracle Grow. Who would of thought. Have a wonderful Friday.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      14 months ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, Michael!

      People who have love in their lives, and who possess the magic of an inner sense of wonderment are the really wealthy ones! Richness is not in being free of problems or laden with money! Problems are part of life’s valuable lessons and training, not only in teaching us to be able to solve them and to sort out which ones matter and which ones don't, but in HOW we accept them, fix what we can and stay positive when we can’t and focus on things we CAN to to enrich our lives and lives of others. Money is neutral. Again, it is HOW we accept and use the money and other resources we have and stay positive if we have less or fewer resources and advantages.

      One of my life-long favorite poems is Kipling’s poem,”IF”. My Dad gave me a copy of it in a little book when I was young and it’s always inspired me. I may have shared it with you before, but it’s never too often!



      If you can keep your head when all about you   

          Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   

      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

          But make allowance for their doubting too;   

      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

          Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

      Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

          And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

      If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   

          If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   

      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

          And treat those two impostors just the same;   

      If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

          Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

          And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings

          And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

      And lose, and start again at your beginnings

          And never breathe a word about your loss;

      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

          To serve your turn long after they are gone,   

      And so hold on when there is nothing in you

          Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   

          Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

      If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

          If all men count with you, but none too much;

      If you can fill the unforgiving minute

          With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   

      Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

          And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee There is nothing good about someone who is not feeling well or suffering from an illness or disease. Knowing other people are there to help and whatever makes their day a little better makes it all worthwhile. The sooner they can be happy so can we. So I always say do what you have to do and we pray for the best. I love all your adventures of Sid and how animals show constant love in their own unique way. May today bring you a little more happiness than yesterday. May tomorrow bring you a little more happiness than today. Thank you for sharing and caring. Charlotte got up from sleeping all night walked around a bit and wants to says hello and now is exhausted and going down for her early morning nap. Talk soon.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Nellieanna There is nothing more special than a person sharing their life with another person. I am always interested in how other people solve problems that they encounter. How they enjoy their afternoon and what they have to eat. I learn to try different things that I never would of tried. I think a different way. I appreciate my day more. When I struggle with a problem I find it so difficult to think of anything else. It lights a fire under my butt. I need to let certain problems cool off before even tackling them because there is too much emotion involved. Many times it's how come my computer or phone isn't working ? Why my body aches ? When it never did before. How to help people that need help and when to mind my own business and let them solve their own problems. To not take on the world on my shoulders and think we can fix everything and everyone. Even though I honestly believe their is a solution for every problem in the world we just have to find it. To learn to enjoy the now and let certain things go. Not to live in the past even though I enjoyed so many great memories with so many people and things. Trying to find my way in this great but crazy world. I enjoyed your comment and am thrilled that you have help when you need it. I am pleased to see all your adventures at the ranch and if it is getting up to a cup of tea or watching a classic on t.v. I am enjoying so much. Thank you for sharing and caring. Life is a balloon the sails high in the air. We can see it. It is real. Even though we never get to touch it. We never created or released it. Our joy is still there.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Terrie Lynn Many of my writings have hidden meanings in the words that I use. I was talking about my cat but I am always interested in how everyone is doing. Most of all my writings our my real experiences as I live through them. Good or bad. Happy or sad. Only on rare occasions I change the circumstances and the people. If I feel it will offend or hurt anyone I change the words. My intention is never to do any harm only lighten up our day with humor and lots of love and kindness. The more I understand how you and many others spend their day the better I can understand the world that I live in. So feel free fire away. Give it your best shot. Only you know what really happens and only you can make it enjoyable and meaningful. Many times people think I ramble on about nothing. In my mind certain things are clear as day. I have to learn to express my thoughts better. I am constantly trying to do that. It all takes practice and lots of writing. I am willing to put in the time. I have been so fortunate to have friends here on HubPages read what I think and feel. They could be anywhere else doing anything. My only hope is to find the time to read as many other peoples hubs as possible and share the same joy they give me. Thank you so much for sharing. May your day be super exciting and lots of fun in the sun.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      14 months ago from TEXAS

      I love your perspective! Yes, those little things which make up our days are, after all, -- LIFE in progress, even the 'tiresome details of living' are real parts of it! It's fun to relish it all! In my life, it all seems to be interwoven, so few activities exist in a vacuum. Well, you asked, so here goes:

      Spent time paying bills online and printing out the records of that.

      It's 3:45PM and I'm still munching my 'morning fruit'. haha. It often takes me awhile, but today was specially late because of a visitor.

      You see, Tuesday when I'd gone out on the front porch to get my mail, when I started to open the screen door to come back inside, the handle seemed to stick so I could open it only an inch or two. So I squeezed my hand through to try to move the inside handle to open it - but the inside handle itself fell off on the floor, but the door opened so I was able to get in, and the lock on that door is unconnected with the handle, so I could lock it from inside. The outside part of the handle was still there but hanging loosely.

      I couldn't quite see how the handle could be fixed, so I told my dear friend (who helps me with the ranch), & sent him pictures to ask his advice as to what I should do, including up-close detailed pictures to show the apparatus.. He understood the situation & promised to come by one day this week and bring the right tool to fix it. (a very small Allen screwdriver)

      Well, he called this morning to say he'd be by later this afternoon. But he had the chance to come earlier, so he did and fixed it. Then we had a nice visit before he had to leave to get to his afternoon business appointment. It's always a pleasure to visit with him. He's younger than my kids (who aren't very young!) and is like another son to me. He & a friend are going to the ranch tomorrow to prepare for an installation of a small bunkhouse another friend is building, which will be erected on-site soon, and to tend to other chores at the ranch. I'd planned to go this trip, but he really needs the brawny help to get the chores done and be back Sunday. He is a real god-send. He does it all out of the goodness of his heart and says the ranch is like therapy for him!

      Now I'm finishing my fruit and half-way listening to CNN news, while I respond to comments and posts. Tomorrow is trash day so will finish gathering it up and getting the trashcan out to the alley. Some days they pick up early, sometimes later on Fridays, so I get it out Thursday evening.

      After I allow a little time for the fruit to digest, I'll have a bite of healthy toast with cheese as 'brunch' or 'lupper' and will get offline soon after to prepare for supper. It will be a big veggie salad, including an avocado, and then sautéed fresh baby spinach with fresh garlic and served with a chicken breast patty. Will need to get the scraps out with the other trash. Will indulge in a couple of mini-muffins for dessert. Um - one chocolate-chip and one blueberry streusel. Then will watch a classic movie, perhaps "The Prince and The Showgirl" with Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, 1957 film.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      So true about the fruit on hot days. My hubby is finally slowly in the mend from pneumonia and on the days he still feels really bad he can eat a ton of fruit so I keep lots of peaches and grapes on hand since they're his favorite. Our Sid seems to think it is my fault that we have finally arrived into a hot summer. He is grumpy, eats far less and gives me looks that could kill. So I compensate him best that I can and let him do his thing which is lying outside on a wide windowsill in a small room on the second floor where he can see everything from the top and catch all the delicious summer breezes.

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      Terrie Lynn 

      14 months ago from Canada

      Ops. It looks like I had a brain fart. I thought you were asking us how weare and ehat we are doing,LOL. I will continue to read your amazing work. you have a way of twking every day and making special. thank you. have a great wee.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Perspycacious Thank you for proof reading. I made some corrections before and now I have to make more. Life is an ongoing process. I appreciate all your hints on the hub comments or by email. It is easier when someone else sees and helps me fix me up. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand I may struggle but I will keep at it and only can get better.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      John Hansen I realized a long time ago my day might not be as exciting as I would like but it has all the makings of a good and sometimes great day. I couldn't be happier each day adding a whole lifetime of happiness together. It seems like a good plan. I test the plan every day and tweak it if necessary. One day years from now I will look back and say I not only did that but I took time to tell everyone all about it. Thank you for reading and sharing. Your day sounds quite wonderful and I am sure your wife was happy to get breakfast in bed. You reminded me I have to weed my garden too. I think it is fun to share the simple and the odd because it is who we really are when we strip us bare of everything else.

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      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Terrie Lynn I am doing laundry and adding in some late night thinking. It is never too late to make dreams for tomorrow. Today was a good day. The highlight of my day is reading comments. They give me more thoughts to explore even further. Many people live their day and then when it is over that's it it is cast away. I think our days are something more. Like one stone in a huge pyramid and without that one stone all the other stones will be out of place. So I am constantly researching and examining each day to see how it works in the big plan of things. One day is like building a model of a car. The week is like having seven model cars one for every day of the week. I have a dealership of model cars where they come and go on a daily basis. You have to be on your game or it is easy to fall behind. Thank you adding to my day. One more car in and one more exciting day ahead.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Good flow, minor flaws you will catch the next time through. Random thoughts committed to paper, a mirror on one of your days off when it was too hot to enjoy being outside. The walks sound like fun, if only people wouldn't be afraid to acknowledge your hellos. Happy days coming your way.

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      An enjoyable read here, Dream On. You make the most of your day as best you can and look for the positive in every situation, as with the curtains. I have done washing (clothes and dishes), given my wife breakfast in bed, a few other chores, now am on the computer until it cools down a little more and we will go out and weed the garden. Not a bad day at all.

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      Terrie Lynn 

      14 months ago from Canada

      Hi, how are you? I am improving some of my hubs. and watching TV. What are you doing?


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