The first Fun Monday of 2009 is being hosted by the lovely Faye, from Summit Musings. Here is her assignment for us:
"What's on your mind as we close out 2008 and begin 2009? Large and small. What are often your first thoughts the minute you wake up? When you're alone and unguarded? Working? Stuck in traffic? Playing with the children? Walking the dogs? When you can't sleep?"
I thought this was going to be easy, but I was wrong. I tried to catch myself at these unguarded moments and remember what I was thinking about. I came to the conclusion pretty quickly that this was not a very good idea. My ideas and thoughts are very random and all over the place. I am afraid if I write them down, someone will think I am insane and have me committed. But, because we are all friends here, I am going to take my chances. If the men in the white coats knock on my door, I will know who called them.
*I wonder if my cat bite is getting infected.
*I wonder if I will lose my arm from the cat bite.
*I should make a hand held sign that says "HANDS FREE' and hold it up to people talking on their cell phones while driving.
*I wonder if I would be breaking the law if I held a hand held sign while driving.
*I wonder if I will make it up this hill without passing out.
*I never knew I could hear my pulse in my ear before, I wonder if that means this hill is too hard to walk up.
*I wonder what this place looked like 500 years ago.
*I wonder what my children will be like as adults.
*Do I have to work today? (first thought upon awakening)
*I wonder if I will ever lose the weight for good.
*I wonder if I will ever be debt free.
As you can see, my mind is pretty random. I am sure there are others, but thoughts go in and out of my mind constantly. This exercise has definitely heightened my awareness of my thoughts. The last two came up quite frequently, obviously they weigh heavy on my mind (no pun intended). This is the year I tackle both of them and hopefully as we ring in the year 2010 I will have made some positive changes in those areas.