Friday, January 16, 2015

Mindless Regrets

I was supposed to have waffles for breakfast this morning, but instead mindlessly fixed myself a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, which is my go-to breakfast on mindless days…which would be most days.

But this morning, I told myself…waffles…today I’m gonna have waffles.

And then I forgot.

So now I’m looking at an empty cereal bowl in which the aforementioned Honey Nut Cheerios did once reside.

So I’m thinking it might just be one of those days.

Now can you see why I’m reluctant to pursue the clone thing?

Although maybe if I had come down and found the clone eating waffles, I would have remembered.

But I can’t afford to think like that.

At least that’s what the doctor said.

The doctor said, looking back at what might have been, instead of what is, is self-defeating.

And I had to agree with him.

Because if I didn’t, I might never have gotten out of his office.

Now I wish I had chosen another doctor.

I don’t know…maybe I’m being too hard on him.

After all, it hard to find a good podiatrist.

And my shoes are a lot more comfortable now…you know, once he showed me how to remove the paper that comes balled up in the toes.

Frank Sinatra had a few regrets…but apparently too few to mention.

But Frank didn’t actually write that line…Paul Anka did, along with the rest of the song.

Paul Anka also wrote, “You’re Having my Baby”…”Puppy Love”…and “She’s a Lady”…

 So maybe Paul has a few regrets

Especially since they all became hits for other people, at one time or another instead of him

He might also regret that choice of hairstyle he wore in the 70’s.

But how did I get on to Paul Anka.

Next, I’ll be talking about Pat Boone.

Wait...I just did….

Same thing with the waffles…start out with one thing in mind and end up on Pat Boone.

Which is always awkward.

I think because I’m prone to a wandering mind.

Which as I’ve stated in the past is to be expected because my mind actually has a mind of its own.

I know…that sounds ridiculous…”my mind has a mind of its own”.

But it really does, which explains those funky websites I find on my computer every now and then.

Believe me, “Grannies with Attitude” is not my idea of interesting “reading” material.

So it has to be coming from someplace else, like my mind’s mind.

Which is different from a clone of my mind.

My mind’s mind is totally independent of my mind.

Except when it needs my credit card number.

Obviously, right now I have no idea where my mind wandered off to.

Which is probably for the best.

To be honest, I don’t really want to know.

Which annoys Z, especially when she gets home and finds I put the Honey Nut Cheerios in the dishwasher…again.

On those occasions she’ll usually take a deep breath and snarl, “Where was your mind, today?”

To which I can honestly reply…“I dunno…but the waffles are still in the freezer.”

Anyway, you have to admit, this whole thing hasn’t been totally mindless.

I did bring it all back to the waffles and the Cheerios….

So no regrets there…at least on my part.

How about you?

Waffles anyone?



  1. soon you'll be singing along with mitch... be careful, the cold may be getting to your brain.
    one day i filled the keurig with milk instead of water and put orange juice in my cereal.
    those are the times we forget to be mindful in the moment. which is frequent with mind-full people such as we, those synapses are firing a bit too rapidly.

  2. I have some sympathy here. I often think about a nice breakfast boiled egg and end up with toast. I avoid screaming as it wakes the other. I talk under my breath, a sort of mind over mutter. Hope you continue to recover your wandering mind.


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