Emergecy, emergecy!!

Not a typo, a quote from my baby nephew back in the day.  It’s a thing, friends.

Pre-retirement, Kim crawled home from his soul-killing job as a service writer one day, burst into the house, and yelled “Read me something from the Bible, quick, before I go back and kill somebody.”   Yes, darling, I feel ya’.

Today is that day again in Smithville, so I’m asking y’all to throw me a bone, a carp, ANYthing.  We talked about books the other day … now I’m asking for your go-to when you just can’t even.  Do you rage, cry, throw things, hide out in a book, drink, talk … what works??  I mean WORKS.  NO PLATITUDES or I will rage, cry, and throw things at you after drinking and before hiding in a book.

I’m usually pretty good at the Zen, the calm, the considered, the adulting, but sometimes I’m not, so sue me.  When you wake up pissed, everything hurts, idiots are still getting away with murder in all its iterations, the music in your head is relentless, the construction asshole who’s been tearing up the parking lot with the big honkin’ telehandler against all admonitions is still at it big as life and twice as natural, and people need your help but you have nothing left in reserve, WHAT DO YOU DO?  Please.  Dangle a rope if you have one.

But first:

  1.  I understand nothing lasts forever — I’m about as old as God this morning and I’ve been there.
  2.  Things are never as bad as they seem.  (See #1)
  3.  You’re blessed, fed, clothed, housed, and people love you, dammit.
  4.   Look at all the people who have shitty lives but aren’t complaining.
  5.   Okay, whatevs.  Did you never, ever, at any time wish you could turn in your human card?

Just give me whatcha got, I’m not fit for man nor beast until the storm blows over … and the Flying Monkeys are clamoring to be unleashed.

 

 

 

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  1. Sheldon
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 11:30:37

    Well, what works for me may not work in your circumstances. I go for a walk in the woods by a stream. Or not by a stream. I go to the neighbor’s man cave and have a beer and see what he is building. At least he votes Democratically and we can talk some decent politics. I find something that needs to be done and do it. I eat some comfort food. I plan my next vacation on the computer. I take a nap and hope the cat naps with me. You can’t make a darn cat do anything but can count on her to sense a funk and come comforting. I find a movie to watch on Netflix. By this time I usually remember Victor Frankl’s words, ” Life is not so much about self actualization as self transcendence.” So in retirement I spend a lot of time in diversion activities. So after reading this I expect your getting drowsy and will nap through your down day.🙂

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    • Judy Smith
      Feb 24, 2016 @ 15:17:49

      No falling asleep during one of your posts, Sheldon, they’re far too engaging. Since I’m still rehabbing and I’m a wuss in cold weather, I’ll be walking again when spring comes. We’re just a block from the river, and the levies and trails are cool. I like the Man Cave and beer part — a vodka sour (or more) and my balcony do it for me. We’re surrounded by Democrats and Independents here, to a great extent, so that’s pretty Zen; I find something that needs to be done and ignore it, or possibly stare at it. Comfort food, yes indeed, talking my language — I feel a mac & cheese dinner coming on. Vacations are sort of on hold for now, but naps are always a fine alternative, especially stacked on end. No cats, more’s the pity, and no little Maddie (which clearly is part of the funk). Movies have a hard time grabbing my attention lately, but I can always be roped in by a good one. I love the quote, and the time you took to make me grin. Thanks.

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  2. Kay
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 10:38:27

    Me….I find something that needs cleaning and clean it….from something as small as a refrigerator to as large as a storage room. Not glamorous but, for me, effective. Given your shoulder woes, this may not be an option but, hey, putting old financial records through a shredder is amazing calming.

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