March 12, 2016
Just Like Mama Told Us
It's been a wingdinger of a few weeks with too many moving parts going all at once. Clearly not enough alone time and self-care for me.
I hate it when I don't have time to put my feet up to read or even write!
I pulled into the grocery store parking lot the other day, desperate to fill my empty kitchen pantry with food. Before I got out of the car though I glanced in the rear view mirror, took a breather and decided to take an inventory of everything that was making life so hectic, and me, such an emotional WITCH.
It tempted me to write on the back of my grocery list another list of all the extra things that have been going on. For instance, we replaced a very old rickety window in our kitchen that I've been looking out of for years ( like 25...) while I do dishes but couldn't open because of all the lead paint chips in it. Amen for this- but the chaos from having to move everything out of the kitchen because of the lead dust and put it back?
Meanwhile, both kids came home for visits in the middle of it, which I love of course but was hard timing. In addition, we are refinancing the house and doing the endless paper chase that goes with it....I've had multiple dental visits for my mom and chiropractic visits for myself...I'm working on the college financial aid app and the f'ing taxes (excuse me)....Mr. Fix-It hosted a business dinner here this week.....and I've been dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck from a poorly executed, overly zealous, yoga move and have had some vertigo...which is really weird and scary.....
....And this list doesn't even include my regular job and other minutia in life.....
Gosh it feels good to vent.
I know we all have crazy times like this and you'll be able to relate.
I appreciate you listening and allowing me to lay on your therapist couch :-)
My chiropractor has been encouraging me to keep my chin up ( and not look down at my phone) and general good posture, which as the video above relays, is the foundation for good health.
Especially as we age.
So don't forget to walk with your head held high and stick your boobs out my friends :-)