My Intentions Are Good; But, I’m So Misunderstood

No matter how good my intentions may be, I always seem to get into hot water.
Someone or another is always getting upset with me.
It makes no difference that my intentions are good; try as I may, I am still misunderstood.

It all reminds me of the song by The Animals, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.

Baby, do you understand me now?
Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don’t you know that no one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad

But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Baby, sometimes I’m so carefree
With a joy that’s hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you’re bound to see my other side

But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

If I seem edgy I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it’s problems and I’ve got my share
And that’s one thing I never mean to do
Because I love you

Oh, Oh, Oh baby don’t you know I’m human
I have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself long regretting
Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I’ve done

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Yes, I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

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Love Me Today. Tomorrow May Be Too Late.

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Pearl Lerman: Pearl Hansen (1921 – 1984) – Find A Grave Photos

Pearl Hansen Monument

Source: Pearl Hansen (1921 – 1984) – Find A Grave Photos

It has been 32 years, now; and, there still is not one day that goes by that I do not think of and miss my mother.

I have written about and/or mentioned my mother, Pearl Hansen (maiden name: Lerman) in several Roland’s Ramblings blog entries. I mention just a few with a brief excerpt of each in the following:

I am now 6 years older than my mother was when she died. I believe I am living on borrowed time and expect each day to be my last. I wonder if anyone will think and remember me as I do my mother.

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I exist; therefore, I am.

I do not feel I am important to anyone anymore

The older I get, the more I feel that I do not even exist in the lives of others as the meme would suggest. However, I do exist, even though others from my life do not actually include me as an integral part of their lives. As the years go by, I feel increasingly isolated. None-the-less, I exist; therefore, I am.

Bonus material: Go on over to read “Feeling Lonely In A Crowd” that was posted back on February 26, 2012.

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Diabetes Is My Enemy!

I have previously written about diabetes. As a diabetic, a person afflicted with the disease that requires constant vigilance in a never-ending battle, I shout out, Diabetes Is My Enemy!

As put forth by the website of WebMD in its article, Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes:

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My glucose level this morning that I took upon waking up as I do daily before drinking coffee and eating breakfast was 141.

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I HATE DIABETES.

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Those were the days, my friend.

 

Those Were The Days

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And dreamed of all the great things we would do

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

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Passover 2016. Pesach. פֶּסַח

Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan on the Jewish calendar every year.

However, the date changes every year on the Gregorian calendar. This year of 2016, the first day of Passover begins at sunset on April 22 on the Gregorian Calendar.

Passover, aka Pesach, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of the Israelites from slavery.

Pesach or פֶּסַח or Passover is a seven day observation for Jewish people in Israel and for Americans who observe Reform Judaism. The Orthodox Jewish branch (movement or denomination) of Judaism in America has an eight-day observance of Passover. Confusing, eh? Well, if that isn’t confusing enough for you,  consider this: Americans who are members of the Conservative and the Reconstructionist branches or movements of Judaism may observe the Passover holiday for either seven or eight days; because, their respective national organizations allow each congregation the choice to observe the holiday for either seven or eight days. Oy, vey!
                                                                                                             *ref: Is Passover 7 or 8 Days?

Well, then, if you would like to read more about Passover as I have written, dare I suggest you explore and read these search results on Roland’s Ramblings for Passover as is embedded.

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