Many folks, if not the majority have completely lost their listening skills. I have noticed that increasingly thru the past 10 years. You are in a conversation with whomever...you start to state something and they chime in with an answer/thought already! Though you are not finished, they jump in because they have presupposed what you're going to say and they are completely wrong. OR you do get to state whatever it is, and while you yet speak they change it in their mind to something completely NOT what you said because they change your words to something that fits their way of thinking.
I have found myself repeating what I just said a few moments before because whatever they thought they heard had nothing at all to do with what I said. Amazing phenom. Scary too.
Today I was in charge of cleaning the house with no help forthcoming so I took it slow and one handedly cleaned and shined my kitchen wood floor the way *I* want it to look..not some clouded mess that the hired women would do. It wasn't their floor so why take any pains at it? I paid $18.00 an hour for some pretty poor help BUT!!! It beat nothing at all. I polished all of my counter tops again. That felt so good. Everything is gleaming. I cleaned the bathroom in 2 day stages. Today was the tub and surround which is white and I want it blindingly clean and shining so that when I walk in, assuming the sun is shining in the window toward me, I can see myself reflected in the tub surroud and area. (I can) All this for the first time in 8 weeks. Ah....Took the pillow out to sun and managed to one handedly change the sheets. Did the wash and believe it or not, got the sheets folded. Life and God are good. I am progressing and Mercy was shown to me through this ordeal.
Here is another attempt. Of 60 pictures, 10 survived as not quite as out of focus. Painfully but joyfully taken. I was having the best time in two months out there struggling with the camera. Truly happy and I came home feeling like a million dollars albeit a painful million. :-)))