Country Living Series

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Colliding thoughts

"I’ve decided something," Don announced this morning. “I can no longer have two thoughts in my head.”

When pressed for an explanation for this out-of-the-blue statement, he admitted two thoughts tend to cancel each other out.

For example, he was working on a project in the shop that required him to bring something into the house to complete (he wanted to glue two pieces of wood together, but it was too cold in the shop for the glue to set). But while thinking about this, he started thinking about how he was going to do another project as well. The net result of these two conflicting thoughts was he walked to the house without the pieces of wood to glue. The pieces remained in the shop.

"It’s not that I’m absent minded," he concluded. "I’m omni-minded."

I'm of two minds about the whole thing.

16 comments:

  1. Yup, same here. It's a covid season thing.

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  2. Yup, same here. It's a covid season thing.

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  3. When Don figures out what will alow him to maintain two thought steams while going from one end of the house to the other, please share.I am hoping there is an easy cure. In the meantime, I'm getting extra winter exercise once I remember. Seems to be a covid thing.....

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  4. Patrice, I identify with this remark. If I am focused on one activity I will get it done; if I think of something in the middle of something else, neither gets accomplished.

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  5. I 'resemble' that remark!

    We also call it being in the 'hereafter'. Once I am 'here' (in my pantry to get something) I can't remember what I am 'here after'!

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    1. I am getting to where I have to make a list for almost everything. lol. They tell me it is an age thing.

      kathy in MS

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  6. Gets me every time.
    XaLynn

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  7. I do it in multiples, I call it an ADD stream of consciousness.
    It usually ends up with "Huh... how's that get there?"
    Hint: I put it there 1.3 hours and 15 tasks ago.

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  8. Umm...err... I forgot what I was going to say...

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  9. Have you ever read the book men are waffles women are spaghetti? Men think in compartments like a waffle. They can only think and concentrate on that one project and do it beautifully! Men can also have no thoughts at all. Imagine your brain not having one thought! Then you have women who multi task their brains never ever stop thinking! Good book to make each sex realize that they think differently. Oh no after saying all that is that book banned as well!????

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  10. Did you ever hear of the book men are waffles women are spaghetti? Men think in compartments like waffles. They think and do one project. They also can sit and have no thoughts going on in their brain! As a women I cannot imagine having a peaceful quiet brain. Women are spaghetti we are multi-tasking and our brains never are empty of thoughts. The book was written to help married couples realize that they think differently. OH NO! Is that book banned also!??????

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  11. You know James said a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Perhaps that scripture is not as deep as we thought. Ha. - Miss Georgia

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  12. Patrice, the last few days when I try to get here, I get a message that maybe you have closed the connection. But, if I just search for Rural Revolution, I can click on the link and it brings me right here.

    kathy in MS

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  13. We label it...being busy minded

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