Today was very laid back. No real plans just kind of go with the flow. We went and ate at my favorite small town cafe. Which is named Whistle stop cafe. They have great food. But the thing I also love about the place. Is the name. It’s the same name as the cafe on my favorite movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” . And yes this cafe is also near railroad tracks. Not quite as close as the one in the movie. But they are there.
If you’ve never watched the movie. You should. It’s worth it!
My other favorite movie that I watch no matter what else is on. Is “Forest Gump” only time I won’t watch it is if J is nearby. Then yeah not very kid friendly. Though I do let him watch “Pearl Harbor.” But i figured thats part of his history. Though it’s dramatized for viewing pleasure.
After eating at the cafe. We headed into the next town. Stopped at the park so J could play. Then Picked up some bait and tried a new fishing spot. This spot was not my friend. I booked anything and everything. I came out empty handed. Hubby caught a catfish and J caught a golden eye and a catfish. So we still were successful.
Home after that to do chores. Where I found my good heavy duty water hose with a puncture hole in it! Ugh.
Then dinner and a movie (we are watching “Enders Game”) think that’s what it’s called anyway. First time J is actually watching it. We use to have cable but we opted to pause our subscription through the summer. Since there is so much more we can do and needs done during the warm months.
So less tv isn’t a bad thing. I also have chosen to spend less time on social medias. Like Facebook. Deleted my Instagram and Twitter. Though those weren’t so much my decision. But we’ll not get into that right now. Facebook was more my choice, I now check it on Monday and Fridays.
I’m trying to keep in touch with family and friends via phone calls and well text. Yeah texting isn’t very personal. But it’s easier for me.
Texting gives me time to think before replying. There’s no awkward silence like you’d get on a phone call. I can write delete and rewrite my reply as many times as needed. Till I feel that what I’m saying is going to benefit the conversation.
I get told quite often i smile and giggle a lot in conversations. Most cases it’s due to the fact. I feel that nothing I say with improve the conversation. But I don’t want the person to feel I’m not listening or don’t care. I also don’t strike up conversations. I figure that if what I have to say won’t improve on the silence. Then best to just enjoy the silence. To often people struggle with silence. When we should welcome it. The world is a busy noisy place. Silence is a gift.
When people ask why I’m so quiet. I respond with “We were given two ears and one mouth. So we’d listen twice as much as we speak”. How often do people truly respond to not just simply respond. Should we jump with a response. Take time to think before you speak. It’s ok. There’s been so many times in my life alone. Where I wished someone would have thought about their response to any number of hardships in my life.
I’m not perfect i know I’ve had my fair share of moments where I did not engage my brain before my mouth. But we all are only human. Live and learn.
But I’m tired and still need to finish a few nightly chores before I can turn in.
Sooooo…..ro be continued…….