Monday, April 23, 2012
I can think of so many captions for this photo. For example...the much used what happens ________stays __________. In our case, what happens at the restaurant stays at the restaurant. I love the moment this photo captures. Friends for a long time sharing a secret or two. We gathered to celebrate this lovely girl's birthday! Along the way of wining and dining we were evacuated from the restaurant due to some type of kitchen mishap/fire. Since we are all capable of making the best of the moment...we continued on in true celebratory fashion including a cute couple, waitstaff and a few hunky firemen.
Life happens. My husband and I have dodged several bullets where our health is concerned...we are ever vigilant and more determined to eat properly, move more and stress less. Some of our friends are undergoing extreme health issues and all we can do is support them with good healing thoughts. Others are experiencing financial difficulties. Us...the husband and I...we have alternated taking three cars to the shop...thank goodness not all at the same time and some are company cars! Our tenants completely trashed the house Carl lived in before we married...it will require costly repairs...this too shall pass. Two friends have had sons rushed to the emergency room on the same day (totally unrelated incidents) one is recovering and the other...still waiting on word of his condition. We pray for good things. I think of my friend, eighteen months a widow and still feeling incomplete and as she says "I feel crippled without him" Another friend seeking a new path since the love of her life has passed. We lose family, friends, loved ones, our health and yet life continues. Amidst the sadness and trials there are babies born (lots) save the date cards accumulating and signifying that two people will begin to share their lives together for better or worse...anniversaries and birthdays to celebrate...milestones of every sort. This life is a testing ground, it is rife with trials and tribulations...it is also full of joy, passion and good will. We each bear different burdens and we each can and should lift each other. Paraphrasing something I once read or heard..."never look down on a person unless you are helping him/her up.
I will adjust to the many changes and challenges around...put my shoulder to the wheel and push on with a happy song in my heart. It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood...celebrate the moment...hug someone...smile lots...revel in gratitude for the many blessings we all experience ! Peace and Love Y'all!!!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I thought the above sign appropriately described my conspicuous absence from bloglandia. I do not know who said it first however I attempt to live by the words "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all". On the outside I have been my usual cheerful, kind self...inside I have been a raging lunatic...that is what the so called "change" will do for you. Lately I have been telling friends and family, call me and ask...I won't remember or if you don't like my mood...wait for it, it is changing as we speak. The following cartoon speaks volumes, I mean volumes...
Mostly I have been living with these alien feelings, however I have been researching possible alternatives to being miserable. On a funny note...every symptom unequivocally and emphatically stated that all THIRTY FOUR (34) are a result of declining estrogen...NO SH%*!!! I have ordered an herbal remedy based on the recommendation of a friend and provided I don't strangle anybody in the meantime...it should be delivered around the 18th of April. I don't think those "people" understand what declining estrogen means and they should probably drive it to my doorstep yesterday!
Lately, I find myself particularly annoyed with the male population...I am sure declining estrogen is their fault in someway.
My husband sheepishly asks me if I still love him. And I very gently scream at him..IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU...leave the thermostat alone, get another blanket and don't touch me...poor guy...he is a champ. And YOU, yes you in the gigantic big truck...get off my a$$...do you really need a truck that takes up 3 parking places, uses enough gas to fuel a third world country to go to your office job...if you are not in heavy construction...WHY??? Oh yeah and get off the phone and drive.
There, there I feel ever so much better now...where was I...oh yeah, attempting to write a blog post.
This week and this morning particularly have just been a Bear! I am positive that dawn arrives each day with new possibilities...I just have to ride the storm! Life is Good and this too shall pass! Anyone else feeling the need to rage against the world, feel free...I will commiserate! In the meantime, I am going to walk around in the sunshine and gain a more peaceful perspective. Cheers!