I have been relearning to drive. I do not have any signs on my car...where do you buy those "Old Woman at the Wheel" signs? Sigh!
Now I have a new goal for a successful day. When I told my granddaughter that I measured a successful day by how many people honked at me when I drove, she said that was because I didn't have any signs on my car. No honks was considered a huge success. No one honked at her.
Let me explain. My husband had done most of the driving forever. He hated it when I drove and in his last days of life, he let me know it. He didn't like that I was not coasting up to the stop sign or red light, etc. I had to drive so he had to get over it.
Now here is the deal, not driving leads to gawking and dreaming and surfing the net. When I stopped riding and had to drive, I realized the when you drive, you need to pay attention ALL OF THE TIME! It was hard.
I am getting better.
The measure of a successful day is not huge for me. My life is now about making myself happy...well there are other things but in the end, in my spare time, I just make myself happy.
What is your measure of a successful day?
A no-honk day? I love this way of measuring!ReplyDelete
My Husby, too, likes to be the one driving. He's always been a very good driver. Now he's starting to miss things. It's a little scary. But when I try to make a suggestion, he isn't happy. Sigh. Here in Canada, there isn't a lot of honking, so I'm most happy when we get through a drive with no one lifting their hands in a 'what the heck?' gesture.
Well done, Barbara! Keep driving!
Of course, I will keep driving until…now I am wondering wha will be the final straw? Sigh.ReplyDelete
Dear Barbara, for me, right now, the measure of a successful day is whether or not I worked on the memoir that keeps eluding me. As to driving: I had to give up driving in 2016, at the age of 80, because of Glaucoma and its narrowing of my field of vision. Peace from Dee ReadyReplyDelete