Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beware: Falling Chips

I once was what I would consider "high strung"
but that ship has sailed and with each passing
year I find I become a bit more  of  a push-over mellow.  Case in point:
Princess is dog-sitting for a friend this week.
I knew this was a bad idea.
I knew I would be inconvenienced.
I knew I would not like having 2 dogs
in my house.  But did I say no?

Sometimes it just seems easier to
let the chips fall where they may
and then complain about all the chips
that have fallen.
I've become a softy.
I can't quite put my finger on
when this happened.

Things that make you go  8&%#  Hmmm.

What about you?
Which do you feel you do
the most when things go awry;
Do you PURR or do you ROAR?


Anonymous said...

I'm a big time well known certifiable PUSH OVER !!!
I give in and regret many things,, I need a class on how to say no.
Do they have a book for Dummies on how to not be a pushover, because I need it now!
Good luck with the extra pooch, maybe it won't be so bad. I have been in your shoes, too many times.
Don't get me wrong, I like to help people but sometimes I regret being everyones go to for dog sitter, cat sitter, baby sitter, house sitter, well you get the picture,, maybe we will get our reward for being to nice one day.I treasure my friends and I will never change, this is me. probably you too.

Robin said...

I am a PUSHOVER too! I can't say no, ever! I hate confrontation with a PASSION! I hope I get better as I grow older.

yaya said...

It just depends on what the situation is. At work I was having a terrible attitude problem and was worried I was turning into an old, grumpy, complaining you know what. So I've been trying to get better. When it comes to my kiddos, I'm a pushover. I'll do just about anything they ask. Then I do complain later. Many times I'll complain, do the deed and then be happy I did it and feel bad about even complaining about it. What does that make me? Bi-polar complainer? I give up!

Shelly said...

I am really much more laid back than I used to be. I guess it's age. I do prefer being laid back to my more high strung days~

acorn hollow said...

I go with the flow until I have had enough then look out but it takes awhile before I have had enough.

Jeanie said...

I think I am much more mellow about most things than I used to be. I once said yes to a friend of my daughter's staying with us for a few weeks when she was "running away from home?"(her mom knew exactly where she was and we talked often). I'm pretty sure I wouldn't say yes to something like that now, so maybe I'm not as mellow as I think I am.
Good luck with the dog.

NanaDiana said...

I take most things with a grain of salt. It takes a lot to push my buttons and make me upset (regardless of what MyHero tells you).

I find that I am not as much of a perfectionist as I used to be and with that came an easing of guidelines...making this an easier place to live.

I do think having grandkids put a lot of things into perspective for me as to what is important and what doesn't matter. xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I am mellow - but if I get pushed too far - I can roar! sandie

Rick Watson said...

Sometimes I think I don't know how to say no.
But I often find myself purring and growling.

Janie Fox said...

I have always been a softie. I say NO now if I really feel like I cannot do it....but it is hard. I have learned though to sometimes say it. My biggest cahnge as I have aged is I don't care if everything is perfect. If a few things get a bit neglected I am no longer up at un-godly hours trying to get it all done. Now I go with what needs to be done and what I can live with. I am still a neat freak but not as crazy with it as I once was!

Rhona said...

I'm totally a pushover - anything for a quiet life. I am quite laid back in general but when I do finally snap people back off very quickly ;) xx

Mary said...

ROAR! Definitely! I have a hard time saying "no", too, but then I realize what I've done....but it's too late.

My Mind's Eye said...

Madi taught me how to find my inner lioness so I roar!!
Great post.
Hugs C

~Anchored In Christ~ said...

I'm not sure which I am. But in the past I would have gave in but now a days I try not to be like the past b/c it got me into a big huge mess. So I'm not scared to tell someone no and I have my own beliefs and morals that I believe in and I dont let anyone else make me do or say or believe anything that I dont want to.

Relyn Lawson said...

I roar - maybe a bit too often, actually.

Unknown said...

I'm not much of a pushover, but my husband is and that has caused many a disagreement at our house. As I keep reminding him--NO is a complete sentence! Oh, and I definitely am a Roarer!

Tracy said...

I would classify myself as a 'watcher' and allow things to unfold and then react...It really depends on the situation if I'm a pushover...kids and pets are my weak areas though!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I find myself getting to be more like my father, who didn't "suffer fools gladly", as I get older. And, I discovered several years ago to learn to say "No" and was much happier for it. All that said, I'm a very nice person! :D

ain't for city gals said...

I just say no in the beginning...much easier that way I have found. If I don't then I get very grouchy.

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Cheryl said. I roar at fools, but purr at friends. And as I've gotten older I find that I'm much more clear about who is who.

Jill said...

Hmmm I'm a little of both. I tend to be very organized with a type A personality so I like things a certain way, but I am also very easy going too! Strange combination huh? I've learned life is too short to sweat the small stuff!

Have a great week!



I am for the most part a push over...and then I roar to myself when I have dug myself in.

nancygrayce said...

I'm a high strung push over! Next weekend we are keeping our youngest son's new PUPPY......as in not house broken, cries at night brand new puppy. WHY??? I am trying to learn how to say no....and really mean it, but it doesn't come easy!

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