16 October 2008

Not a title day

I spent hours last night catching up on blogs. Wish I could have done it in person with you. Really talked face to face. If I didn't feel like you were my real friends, I wouldn't invest my time here. I think you feel the same.

I'm only going to be a little whine-y this morning. It wasn't my intent. Most of my clients know all about my life. I talk for a living. Oh, and do hair too. When they ask how things are at home, I say it depends on the day or on the moment. Things can go from really great to horrible in about 10 seconds. Not just for me, but for everyone. For the most part things are OK here. Except for when they're not. And when you know you're going to have to enforce the rules you've set down, and know what the resulting atmosphere will be, it leaves you feeling very anxious. But, that's life, and you deal. Do you hear yourself Cheryl? You deal. So....I'm off to the pool. I'm nervous because I'm still really sore from painting. I have a bruise on the inside of my leg on the side of my shin that's about 3" in diameter and it hurts. And my shoulders! And fingers! But I'm going to take it easy at the pool. Swim half of what I usually do. Walk a few laps in the walking lane. Spend 10 minutes in the hot tub. Stand under the waterfall. Breath in the chlorine smell that gives me a rush. De-stress. Don't get the impression that things are horrible here...they're not. It was just a bad morning, but it will pass. I have the ability to let things go, thank goodness.

My plans for the day? Swim center. Maybe stop by my sister's office to see if she'll give me a flu shot. Plus the reps are there on Thursdays with lunch. She said I have to come over when I'm at the pool because she's about 5 minutes away. I hope to go to the Apple store for a tutorial. Maybe hook up with Bonnie? Em has her last game at 5:00 and I'll be there for that. Maybe squeeze in a meeting with her dad in-between? So, I'll be like Mo, on the go.

Be well friends...


Brad said...

I would love to be able to sit down at Panera's with you and yak away for an hour or two. Actually, right now I really need to be sitting in your chair getting a real haircut rather than my normal Supercuts 5 minute special! - Any advice on finding a good stylist ?

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm guessing things will be rough at the beginning while you establish new rules, etc, but keep reminding yourself of the long term goals.

Be good to yourself today.

fiwa said...

I would like to sit down for a chat too. Don't you want to move to Seattle? :)

The thing about things being good until they're not... I'd imagine you spend a good amount of time slightly stressed that one of those "not times" is right around the corner. That gets old, I bet. Like Ruth said, be good to yourself today.

love and hugs,

Gin said...

Take care of yourself hon!

And yes...be good to yourself for sure!

I'd love to join you Brad and Fiwa for a chat...I could use a haircut too.

Moohaa said...

Big huge.. but gentle.. hugs for you. Like Brad and Fiwa... you need to come over to the west coast and give us good hair while we show you a good time.

I love you!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading that I have no idea what you are talking about...painting, bruises, new rules...it looks like I'll be here for a bit.

I'm all for you heading to the west coast as well. (((Hugs)))

Martha said...

Oh, it's too bad you're still sore, but your workout sounds wonderful. A hot tub is sounding mighy nice right about now. I hope things settle down at home--it sounds like you could use some peace.

Summer said...

I think I'd like to have some hair extensions. Ha! How was the pool?

bonnie said...

The day flew by pretty fast with no time to play together. I'll take a rain check. How did you get those bruises? I've never bruised from painting.

Lena said...

I know what you mean about how hard it is to follow through with the rules. I remember those knots in the stomach. But it is worth it, and even though kids fight parents, we have to remember that they want the boundaries.

Yes, I do consider you a friend and would so love to sit down for a chat sometime. If you are ever passing through CT, let me know.

CRUSTY MOM-E said...

You are the greatest, you know that?
Even in tough times your energy is inspiring! :)

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