And THAT, my friends, is why I live in that red spot at the bottom right. Oh yeah. I know lots of you love the cold and the snow and all that but not me. Y'all can go ski or sled, I'll be at the pool today with my book and my sunglasses and my cold drink and my beach towel.
Yesterday I had my annual meeting with my financial guy. He's been with me for 11 years now and has done very well. Sarge found him and asked him to take care of my finances and he does. We were more aggressive last year and did well in the market but he feels now that everyone is buying and it's time to pull back and get more conservative. So that's what we did. I tell you this to give you my information in case you want to do the same. He feels the market cannot continue at it's present growth and I completely agree.
Then I went swimming for an hour and had my jammies on by 4:00. I know. But I can and I did.
Now I want to talk about something. Stop here if you want, it's okay with me.
Still here? Okay then, get ready. Something is bothering me.
I tend to be friends with people that are so negative and I cannot tell you why. I am so NOT a negative person. I have two friends in particular that are driving me nuts. No matter what I say the other is their stance. Example: Me: Oh isn't it a lovely sunny day? Them: Well it's supposed to rain later. Me: Wasn't that lunch delicious? Them: My soup was weak. Whatever I say there is a negative response.
This is getting on my very last nerve.
And that's not all. No, not even close. Next up are the friends that have to be right/more right/know more/theirs is better/whatever. Me: I was thinking about trying x/y/z whatever. Them: Oh I would never try that. It's awful. Me: Have you tried it? Them: No but I know it's awful. My son/daughter/friend/doctor told me not to ever try x/y/z whatever.
And then there is the one that tells me no matter what I do the way they do it is better. Their diet/doctor/cruise line/hair products are much better than what I do.
If you are still with me please know that this behavior is non productive and still I have one more thing.
Sometimes people just want to talk. They don't WANT you to solve their problem. They just want to tell you they are lonely/hurt/scared/whatever and want a friendly person to tell. Please just let them. A squeeze on the hand or a hug is sometimes so much more than a solution. If they ASK you then it's okay but if not, just let them talk.
Be a good friend. They are precious. Thank you for sticking with me and letting me get this off my chest. Y'all totally rock. I love you all.
Oh, and have a wonderful day. Me too...