May 30, 2013

Knotty (Not Naughty) Pondering

We're down to the last few days of school around here so, for me as a bus driver, it's a pretty hectic time.  I drive for both the public high school/middle school and elementary school as well as a private Catholic school and a very elite private school.  All of them do crazy things with their schedules at the end of the year.  My point is, that I don't have a lot of time today, but I'm still going to try and give Pondering with a Purpose a try.

The idea of Pondering is to take the prompt its creator, Brenda Youngerman, provides each week and run with it....ponder it in any way you want.

This week's prompt is: knot

Honestly, the first thing that pops into my head when I see the word "knot" is my best friend from high school.  Her last name was Knot.  We used to have a whole repertoire of jokes about her name.  I only remember one, though, and that's because I still use it.  Every time I comb my hair and hit a snag I say "Dana, get out of my hair!"  She hasn't been a Knot for at least 25 years, but I will always think of her that way.  We had some great times.

Can you believe this is an actual Polaroid picture?  I'm really dating myself.
That's me in the cowboy hat on the left, Dana is on the right, and that's
our friend Kathy in the center.  She died of a brain tumor when we were 25.

The other thing that comes to mind is "knots" in my stomach.  I hate conflict and nothing gives me more "knots."  When I post things on Facebook that are of a political or controversial nature...there are certain people I block from seeing it just to avoid arguments.  My cousin is the main one I block.  His views on nearly everything are the polar opposite of mine.  While I don't agree with him, he is entitled to his opinions and I ignore those posts.  He, on the other hand, feels the need when he sees something on my wall that he disagrees with to pounce on me and start spewing absolutely hateful and hurtful things.  Just today he called me racist....something I definitely am not.  My friends come in all colors and nationalities and I am betting a survey of his friends would turn up a whole lot of people just like him.  He is one of those people who live to jump on anyone who thinks differently than they do.  Aurgh...just thinking about him gives me knots.

Well, that's my take on "knots."  Sorry I didn't have longer to play today, but I have to get ready to head back to work.  It's going to be 90 degrees this afternoon....so about 100 on the bus.  I always treat the kids  to something the last day, but am doing it today instead.  I'm loading up a cooler with ice cold Pepsi and bottles of water.  It will be much appreciated today.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Pondering!


5 comments:

Brenda Youngerman said...

Love the picture~~~

Thanks for pondering with me!

retired not tired said...

Wonderful post. Not naughty at all.

McGuffy Ann said...

I get knots in my stomach a lot. Try not to do that...it leads to ulcers. Trust me.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Your cousin would give me knots too! I went out earlier today (to buy fabric softener and a sandwich for my dinner since I'm home alone tonight) and it was hot, humid and stuffy. Thunderstorm blew through a couple of hours ago and dropped the temperature considerably! Pepsi still sounds wonderful but I'll be good!

Josie Two Shoes said...

You will indeed be a very popular on the bus with that stash of cool drinks, what a sweet thing to do! As for your cousin, he sounds like a real knot-head. You are wise to block him from your posts, I think I'd be blocking him right out of my life! :-)

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