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Week 6 — Opinion Overload!


Just a quick comment before I retire early in preparation for a very long day tomorrow — a poll worker for the national U.S. election, from 6:00 a.m. to about 9:00 p.m. — lots of sitting, but I do plan to take my lunch break to walk and rehearse, read Scroll 2 and sit. I find it so ironic that the “no opinion” challenge should come in the days just before an election, when I am so over-flowing with opinions, and so many people ask me what I think or how they should vote (I’ve worked for various elected officials, but am no “expert!”) So all I can say is that at least I am now more aware of how hard it is to keep lips zipped – I’m hoping to do better after tomorrow, (fortunately workers aren’t allowed to give opinions during election)  but then that also might be challenging depending on election results.

My subby is threatening again to call “overwhelm — time out!” with the task to create the movie poster. I’ve done a few dream boards, but none so simple but so difficult – none that tied so many different strings together. The more I look at my DMP, my movie trailer, my PPNs, my SMART statements, my service/chore card, the more I think I have missed something. I can understand the importance of linking the colors/shapes to the thoughts, but mine don’t seem to match somehow, so this may take me longer than I hoped. Plus, I’ve had a hard time trying to remember which thoughts are tied to which color/shapes — is it just old age???  I’m giving subby the task of coming up with the answers! So good night for now … be blessed!


Author: masterkey4MaryLou

Who am I? I have to think about that...a loner who really likes people, a "tomboy" more comfortable in jeans who enjoys dressiing up, a country girl who is fascinated by city life (for a few minutes anyway), a writer who would rather read, a homebody who looks forward to traveling (my goal next year-a river cruise in Portugal), a conservative with a liberal heart, a Bible student intrigued by the new mind other words, a simple 74-year-old full of contradictions, still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. Also, must confess to being addicted to Coast-2-Coast radio when I can't sleep (except October, when the dark side takes over).

8 thoughts on “Week 6 — Opinion Overload!

  1. You have got this marylou, no problem. Go out and put on you armor and kick that sub by to the curb.
    be well be blessed


  2. Enjoyed reading this post, as usual:-)
    This is a very cool and “hard” excercise that we got, because it is almost like a reflex in the body, to quickly build an opinion and spit it out:-D But taking control of this “reflexes” is taking some energy in the beginning.
    Keep on the great work! Hugs!


  3. Ha! Yes, the election! I’m loving the onion exercise as much as you are. Keep up the work you are doing- you are in this 100% , I can tell!


    • Hi Marlo, Are you still surprised at how often opinions pop out without being aware of them — and then realizing much later — ooops! Almost makes me want to avoid talking to anyone who might have an opinion that I’d just have to respond to. PPPPP…keep in listen only mode! (-:


  4. This is all so new, I know what you mean about trying to bring it all together, thank you for bring so open and honest in you blog. Keep the faith!


  5. When I told my wife that I’m to have no opinions she thought it was amazing that it takes place during the election. I told her I never vote and she called me out by saying that’s an opinion!!


  6. Honesty! All in! Doing the work! That’s You!


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