WDP — Past, Present, and Future

Do you spend more time thinking about the future or the past? Why?

I don’t live in the past, and there’s nothing I can do in the present that can alter what’s happened in the past. About the only time I give the past much of a thought is when I’m responding to the Throwback Thursday prompts from Lauren and Maggie.

As to the future, mine is relatively short, given my status as an old fart, and there’s not much I can do at this late date that will affect my personal future one way or the other, so why dwell on it?

For me, the only thing to think about is the present, and given that, at the present time I’m starting to feel hungry, I need to think about what to have for dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving — Encore Post

This is an encore post of what I wrote on Thanksgiving Day last year. My wife and I will be heading over early this afternoon to our son and daughter-in-law’s home for this year’s festivities. We’ll be visiting with our grandkids, our daughter-in-law’s mother, father, brother, and a few aunts and uncles. Our own daughter and her husband will also be there. I’m re-posting this because it takes a comic look of what Thanksgiving in America can be like. And because I’m too lazy to write something new.

For those of you who live where Thanksgiving is celebrated today, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving dinner and gathering with friends and family.

Maybe this year it will be different than last year’s Thanksgiving, when Uncle Henry got drunk and became abusive after Aunt Mary kept hitting him with those thinly veiled digs about what a failure he is.

And maybe Grandpa won’t keep bringing up all of his nutty conspiracy theories that he heard on Fox News and will stop complaining about how the American culture is going down the tubes thanks to all of those “goddam woke libtards.” And perhaps this year, Mom won’t be standing there all akimbo when Dad inevitably screws up carving the turkey that she slaved over for hours.

Yes, maybe at this year’s Thanksgiving get together, everyone will be on their best behavior and will be thankful for everything they have. Maybe then it will be a perfect, Norman Rockwell-like Thanksgiving.

Yeah, right! It will probably be more like this:

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (uncle), Your Daily Word prompt (veiled), Ragtag Daily Prompt (conspiracy/akimbo), Word of the Day Challenge (culture), My Vivid Blog (thankful), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (everything).

Share Your World — 11/22/2022

Share Your World

Di, at Pensitivity101, is our host for Share Your World each week. Here are her questions for this week.

1. As a child, did you prefer to watch TV, play games outside on a nice day, or read?

At various times, all three.

2. What would you rather do now, read a book, watch a movie at home, dine out with friends, or go down the pub?

These days it’s watch TV (movies or binge-watch TV series). Other than that, blogging and reading. Since the pandemic, dining out with friends is rare and going down to the pub is never.

3. Are you fashion conscious?

Not in the least. My wardrobe consists exclusively of Levi jeans, T-shirts or sweatshirts, or an occasional casual sports shirt. There is nothing at all fashionable about me.

4. Do you wear slippers, clogs or go barefoot indoors?

Share Your World — A Day Late

Share Your World

Di, at Pensitivity101 is still filling in for Melanie in the Share Your World prompt, but Di was a day late this week due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

1. Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?

Back in the day I used to be a world-class sleeper. Now I’m usually awake between 6:00 and 6:30 (7:00 if I’m lucky).

2. Do you adopt breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a Pauper

My breakfast is mostly cold cereal and coffee, my lunch is most often a sandwich, and I consider dinner to be my “main” meal. So I apparently don’t adopt the meals of a king, a prince, or a pauper quote.

3. Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?

Both. I enjoy both sweet and savory, like dark chocolate with sea salt.

4. Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?

I’ve never had a professional massage and I never take baths, just showers. So given the choice, my answer would be that I prefer neither.

Gratitude: What has been the highlight of the past seven days for you?

This is going to sound really ridiculous (and maybe even sad), but as I mentioned here, it was going to a public EV chraging station and plugging in my car.

Friday Fictioneers — The Dinner

“Andy, can you give me a hand with these bags” Sara called out to her son when she got home .

“Jeez, Mom,” Andy said, “did you buy out the whole grocery store?”

“No,” Sara said. “You know I invited my boss, Mr. Kim, and wife for dinner tonight. So I went to the Asian market and got stuff to prepare an authentic Korean dinner for us all.”

“Do you know how to cook Korean meals?”

“I’ll just toss a bunch of this stuff into chicken broth and heat it up.”

“No, Mom, I’m calling Mr. Kwon at Jong Ga’s for delivery.”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Brenda Cox.