Savoring the moment … 

This is our last day of summer before my crew goes back to school and everyone is still asleep. The house is so quiet. Mornings like this will be rare come tomorrow. But I am ready for all of it. The busyness, the rush, the full schedules and all the change. Oh … all that change. But right now I will appreciate the peacefulness of this morning. The calm before my storm.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you savor the moment!!!

Men’s underwear and my sanity …

Every time I buy and open the packaging of men’s underwear I move one step closer to insanity. Seriously, it’s a near impossible task to free those buggers from their prison of plastic, zippers, tape and array of fasteners. If my son G3 ever questions my love for him I will simply remind him that I am still willing to buy and unearth his new underwear from their near perfect marketing tomb. I know men who chose to not wear any underwear and I gotta say that I don’t blame them. If I had to figure out the Rubik’s Cube every time I bought new panties for myself I wouldn’t wear any either.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you figure it out without losing your mind!!!

Backing up … 

I run in the mornings, usually quite early. It’s how I love to start my day. It’s quiet. No one needs me. It’s truly my ME time.

There are usually very few cars on the road. Which I love. I can always tell what time it is based on how many cars I see. Sadly, once it gets to a certain hour my quiet me time turns into survival of the fittest, HA!

In all my years out there running I have to say that 95% of the time drivers do not look right when they are turning right. Most of the time they are looking left to make sure no one hits them as they turn. I have lost track how many times I’ve almost been hit in these situations. One time a woman almost ran me over TWICE. Not to worry. My fists slamming into her side passenger window finally made her aware of me. AS SHE SPED AWAY! No joke. She screamed, started crying hysterically and drove away. Never checked to see if I was OK. Swell. Anyway. My point. Look both ways.

But really that’s not my point today. Today I want to write about the people who DO SEE ME. Most of these drivers are ones who have pulled too far into the cross walk. But they correct their mistake. Sometimes right away when they see me, but often times as I pass them or after I have already gone around them. But I like those people. Especially the ones who do it as I’m passing them. They see what they need to fix and even though their actions can’t make it better or safer for me necessarily, they are thinking about the next runner who might come along. That is conscientious thinking if you ask me. Good people, correcting their errors so that situations can be better and safer for the next person who comes along. Yup. I like that. It makes me wonder if this is how these people operate in their day-to-day lives. I’d like to believe that they do. 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you back up!!!

A well deserved break … 

I went to bed feeling pretty good last night and woke up in a much better “place” emotionally than I have been in days. I’m not sure how long it will last but I will enjoy and appreciate the reprieve from my current situation for as long as I can.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get a well deserved break!!!

Stand by me …

Without getting into any boring details, I’m going through a rough spot. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it. I still love my life and I am abundantly grateful that I am given the opportunity to wake up each new day to deal with my rough spot.

No, rough spots aren’t fun, but I look at them this way: my track record for dealing with tough situations has been pretty good thus far. Heck, I’ve survived things in my past that I am pretty sure should have killed me. Yet … here I sit (and write). So I am confident I will make it through this one too.

At the end of this mess I hope to be a little wiser, a whole lot stronger and to have made life better. It’s a tall order, but if I stay brave and allow myself to learn I think I finally GOT THIS. Oh, and I must remember that it’s OK to need others. That’s not an easy one for anyone to swallow, but God didn’t leave us all here alone, did He?!?! I believe we were meant to need one another. And boy oh boy, right now, do I ever! Which leads me to my next point.

The best and worst parts of life’s rough patches are usually the changes that relationships go through during them. You find out who REALLY cares about you. People either step up … or sadly, back off. That last one can add a whole lot of loss (and stress) to an already bad situation. And trust me, it just sucks. You feel down right abandoned. It’s a real eye opener to say the least.

Luckily, the past few days I have also received an outpouring of love and support from family and friends that has been overwhelming. There is nothing better than waking to messages and notices from people already trying to brighten your day. And it doesn’t end there! All day, I have people “rooting” for me and reaching out to me. I’ll be honest, it’s humbling. To be on the other side of cheerfulness isn’t easy for this optimistic diehard. But this is where life has taken me on the temporary and I must accept it. All I can say is that I sure am thankful for the ones who have stayed in my life. They are my warrior friends and family and I love them beyond measure. They have picked me up, dusted me off and are trudging through this with me … and I know that couldn’t be in better company.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you appreciate the ones who stand by you!!!

On the right track …

It’s amazing how once you put something in motion (with a whole lot of help from some wonderful people) that life takes a turn for the better almost immediately. Somehow you see opportunities that weren’t there before. Ideas that you have never had are like crystal clear thoughts that have been there the whole time. There is a clarity gained. You know where you want to go and how you will get there. Then there is the confidence that emerges … it simply cannot be shaken. And it makes you know, in your soul, that you are headed in the direction you need to be.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are on the right track!!!

Time will tell …

How should you feel if you saw something, that you would assume, someone would not want you to see? Something that could potentially cause you pain. And did. Something that is so IN YOUR FACE that there can only be two possible explanations for WHAT you have seen and WHY you were allowed to see it in the first place. The first being that the person doesn’t genuinely care about you, that they are a HUGE liar and that they have a total disregard for your feelings. Or second, you are WAY OFF on your interpretation of what you have seen. Sadly, I guess all you can really do is wait and see how I all plays out.

Well, I hope you all have a day where time will tell!!!