Friday, March 20, 2009


...and the Favorite Guy and I disagreed and the silence came and the silence sat and the children bickered and the cat vomited on the carpeted and the cat vomited on the carpet again and the phone rang too many times and bad news came and I tried to mop the nervous energy away and the mop handle broke and the children bickered and the nervous energy increased and the phone rang and my brother called, "Mom's on a BINGE" and my cousin called, "Your grandmother had a STROKE" (She's fine and back at home now.) and my head thumped and THUMPED and the phone RANG and the children BICKERED.

I took a long walk without the cell phone, smiled at a dandelion then at the sun, and at my son, and my daughter, and my Favorite Guy, and the cats. Then, I smiled at myself in the mirror where I brushed my hair and groomed my brows, put on some moisturizer, lip balm and my favorite raggedy tee and pants. I poured a drink-no rocks and sat in SILENCE for a spell.

I had one of those weeks that felt like it began without my knowledge or consent and it continued without pause, punctuation, or presence of thought. Like a freight train, it ran through here and me. I'm putting it all back together now and hoping next week- should it return, I won't miss my STOP. Ever have one of those weeks?

Pause for Peace


Kathy said...

Yes, I have...I think most people do. I can be having the most wonderful life and things are rolling along and I am so happy and WHAM! out of nowhere someone or something interrupts my happy life.

I work very, very hard to work through things as quickly as I can, but I am what is known as the "fixer", so when problems arise and need is me that gets called.

Of course next week will be better....demand that it be better...think it better...and it will be.

High Desert Diva said...

Here's to spring and new beginnings.

I figure if one can smile at a dandelion, things are getting better.

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Oh yes, mine was a couple of weeks ago. It is even harder when we cannot do anything to fix things. This too shall pass, it always does:)

What works for me, I meditate and send out positive, healing energy - to others and myself.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I've been having a few weeks where I just sit and sit. I'm not getting much done because I have something big a brewin'. Hopefully, I'll be back to normal next month.

lori vliegen said...

i just LOVE the way you write! sorry it's been a crummy week, but you expressed it beautifully! glad your drink, with no rocks, and a little silence made it usually does! have a great weekend! :)

fly tie said...

yep. and somehow we manage to come through it all.

the second paragraph makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

Lately silence has been my best friend. Solitude can be an enemy to some but it is often my best friend. Gives me time to get my -ish back together and start anew. So yes, I've had those days, weeks and months. Trust the sun will shine

M Ayers said...

Funny, I had that kind of week THIS week. I was expecting one thing and got a huge surprise...and the intensity hasn't died down yet.

Although the "happening" was good, I was totally unprepared and had to switch into high gear and put on my big girl panties. I too tried to mop the energy away...but since I have the H2O mop, everything is sparkly clean!

Sorry about your grandma, but its great she's doing better. It's been a rather topsy turvy week, but as it winds down, all things are being placed in its proper perspective.

I did buy a merlot today, on sale (you know 5 kids take all my money) but I plan on enjoying it soon.

Here's to hoping the same will happen for you.


Your writing style was ON THE MONEY today!

shiborigirl said...

Oh yeah, there have been a few weeks like that, only I wasn't able to muster a smile for a dandelion, or anything else for that matter. So I think you are much more mature than I ever was.

I tend to twirl around in Diva-like fashion and make the world revolve around me during times of stress.

I hope this week is better for you.

Sorry to hear your mom is binging. :(


amy said...

lordisa, lady, you make my writer's block having self jealous.
and the cat vomited on the carpet again.
amazing what a good walk and stiff drink can do, in the right moment.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Have had plenty of "those" weeks. My thoughts, hugs and love are with you.

Libby Buttons said...

Must be the moon ms. lovely. I had and am having a similar week. Lets hang in there together shall we? I don't know any other way but history has taught me this too shall pass.....and return again when we least expect it. Hoping the best for you and yours.

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