“How’s it going?”

“How’s it going?”

Isn’t it amazing how often we ask that question, with no intention of actually waiting around for an answer? I’ve actually had folks that were going one direction on skates, while I was going the other direction on my bike, say “how’s it going?” So, I say, “Wellnotbadallthingsconsideredalthoughmykneesarestillgivingmefits…” Too late. They’re gone. 🙂

I’ve tried to banish that phrase from my file of Pithy Things To Say When One Is Trying To Exchange Pleasantries But Not Commit To An Extended Dialogue… So, if we should meet, and I should ask the dreaded (but important!) question, know this dear reader – I’d really like to know, I am interested, and will take the time to actually listen to the answer. 🙂

My friend Jenelle is a master at this… if she should happen by my office, and ask “how’s it going?”, I know that not only does she actually want an answer, but she doesn’t mind if the answer is more than one short paragraph, even single spaced… 🙂

As for me, it’s all good. Have my second counseling appointment tomorrow, and am actually looking forward to it. 🙂 We’ve changed my depression medication as well (dang – got to remember to stop at the pharmacy and get it…) so we’ll see how that goes. And, I’m meeting with my boss this afternoon to try and get a better picture of my job responsibilities, so that I can get a handle on what things I’m actually supposed to do around here, instead of guessing (as I have as of late). My weight has increased slightly, but as these other things start to get addressed, more energy will be available for that challenge, so we’ll get back to the downward trend. And, riding my bike is heaven, although I had a flat tire last night and couldn’t ride. 🙁 Vicki was willing to take it down to the shop this morning, since I was out the door early, and hopefully it’ll be ready for tonight. All in all, not bad.

So, dear friends, how’s it going?… 🙂


  1. I also try not to ask unless I mean to listen.

    Things are in flux. My kids have been at Grandma’s more than home this month, my side jobs are exceeding random, so budgeting is crazy, but we have enough and life’s interesting.

    I can’t complain. 🙂

  2. Hannah says:

    I”m sad about my test today and really hope I did better than what I think I did. But all in all this is not the end of the world and if I have to take this class over again, which I don’t want to do, I will. I guess all I can do is continue to press on.

  3. Couchy says:

    Going just dandy, thanks for asking.

    I gotta stop asking that question! I ask it often, but at least 7 times out of 10 I never get an answer. I gotta figure out some other way to show I just might be interested in what somebody else has to say.

  4. jenelle says:

    I’m honored to make it into your blog… I use to be one who would ask a question and not listen for the answer until a friend gave me a joking reply cuz he knew I wasn’t listening… Ouch!

    Lesson learned. Do what you say and say what you do. Life of honesty, integrity, and valuable relationships.

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