Monday, December 8, 2008

Frazzled



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Some days are just like this. There's just no getting around it. And actually, some weeks, some months and even some years are like this.
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I have a cough that won't go away which makes it difficult to sleep which makes it difficult to function.
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We moved the weekend of Thanksgiving and the boxes are fewer but still overwhelming. Not to mention the fact the guilt from the voice telling me that we need to put up our Christmas tree and decorations soon. And the fact that I don't even know if I want to.
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I'm pretty sure Christmas comes whether or not you put up a stocking for your dog or a teapot shaped like a snowman (which was a gift from your mom so you really should put it out).
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In spite of all this (and other complaints and worries) - I'm looking for joy where ever I can find it....
...finding baskets at Goodwill for $1 and then seeing very similar baskets at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $15.
...a squirrel tight rope walking across the electrical line in the backyard.
...sharing candy with friends at a movie about a dog who thinks he has super powers and a hamster who steals the show.
...sunny days in Oregon in early December.
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I'm going to unpack some more - and go to the doctor today. And look for joy in every moment.

7 comments:

GraciePaige said...

Joy is where you find it.

knoxy said...

Big hugs, mama. I completely hear you and relate.

I hope you are loving the new home. March cannot come soon enough.

xoxo

Kristin said...

xoxoxo
know that i'm always thinking of you.

mccabe said...

happy to see you writing and being gentle....
you go, joy-finder.
;)

xo
mac

Belinda said...

Take care of your sweet self.
Glad you can still see the joy.

Lemonpike said...

One gentle step at a time dear one ~ sending love to you

danasparkle said...

christmas is about giving, from the heart to the heart. breathe easy, rest and feel the spirit of the season. if its all too much just pick 1 thing that can be your symbol of xmas to you. perhaps a photo, an ornament, branch of spruce, a teapot, that which lifts your spirits, fills your heart and reminds you of the magic. let the angels lighten your load.