Thursday, July 10, 2008

washed up


Today I'm feeling crabby (HA, get it??) and so I'm sending out a general apology to anyone in the world I might encounter.

Everything I have to do is actually easy (sorting Pampered Chef orders, clearing a desk of stale school projects, attending an Indiana Jones library event, dropping off stuff at Goodwill) but it all seems hard because of this attitude that I cannot shake.

My Achilles tendon aches, I can't find the perfect shoe (and I feel a panic building inside - what if my feet hurt when I'm in Europe? That would be BAD!), my hair is too long, it's hot outside, I should be doing laundry, I have a pile of magazines to sort, there are too many bananas still in my freezer...whine whine whine, ad infinitum.

Yeah, I have problems. I need to adjust my perspective.


crabby photo by me, Whidbey Island, 2008

12 comments:

jenontheedge said...

Your Thursday sounds like my Monday.

I have a bad Achilles and mine started acting up a few days before our trip to England in April. I can only recommend ibuprofin in large doses and,if you have a support brace/strap, wear it or at least pack it for the trip.

As for the rest, chocolate is the answer. Or maybe wine. Or maybe both.

scargosun said...

Eh, take some time, prop that tootsie up and make a list. Lists are essential to life and especially for packing. This way, you ar enot REALLY taking it easy. You are still getting ready for your trip.

Anonymous said...

Crabby is my frequent state, but lists overwhelm me.

Pick one thing and deal with it, then if that leaves you feeling better pick one other and deal with it. Then, take the rest of the list and put it aside for tomorrow.
Karolyn

Moxy Jane said...

I am in total agreement with the list idea (not that YOU have to be told to make a list!). There is just something so absolutely cathartic about dumping all of that crap out of my brain and onto a lovely sheet of paper. Unless lovely piece of paper becomes lost. Or made into a paper airplane by an otherwise always loved child.

Make a list, take a break, close your eyes and breathe. And there's a reason Europeans love their Birkenstocks. With thick socks!! Ooh, now THAT'S a sexy look.

LarryG said...

when your ready check this out :)

How to say I’m Sorry

Lisa Milton said...

It must be the day. I nearly scalped my kids - and come to think of it, Greg - this morning.

Hope you are feeling better. I am scarfing down some lunch & this I am heading over to your neighborhood. Do you need coffee?

stephanie (bad mom) said...

You guys rock. (Have I said that before? I should've).

Thank you for the positive vibes - they always help (as did the chocolate spread on my toast this morning AND the loading of my car with all the necessary goods to complete my errands; I anticipate wine this evening being even more beneficial).

Crystal said...

Aw, we all have days like that I think.

Hope your next one is better. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You will feel better tomorrow, you will.

And here's a little known secret: They sell kick-ass shoes in Paris.

dkuroiwa said...

Oh man, Steph...that was my Tuesday!! Seriously...a nice bubble bath, some candles, a glass of wine and a "fluffy/sexy" chick-lit book....that usually works for me...sometimes I'm in the bath for days (it seems)!!!
And since you're in there already...how's the caulking in that new tub? You might need to work on that....(not that Stu would do a bad job...he just may need to do it over...and again)
Hang in there...

Oliver Rain said...

Sounds like my life, minus the Achilles heel. Of course, I'm sure if I think really hard I'll have my own metaphorical one.

I sat down and made a list of everything I wanted to accomplish this summer just this morning. It's a really big list, but if I get half of it done, I think I'll have done well, or, maybe even a quarter of them, or one!

Leann I Am said...

Could it have been the alignment of the planets or something?

Sometimes the 'have to's' seem to overwhelm us...even if they are mostly small.

Been there, will probably go again really soon. I'll send you a postcard...

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