March 29, 2009

Staking Fluffy, Shoes, and Surrendering the Sword

This is a post to get the Hamster post off the top of my blog.

I'm a bit tired and am having a difficult time figuring out what to write, not that I haven't laughed, but because its been so crazy, so daggum busy, with little bits of horror mixed in for good measure, that my brain is a bit fuzzy.

I was so stressed yesterday that at one point I wondered if I was in the process of having a stroke, that burning sensation I get across that one vein that runs along the left side of my head.

And I wish I could say I was joking, but I'm really not. It was that bad.

I'm trying to mellow out... let other people do the worrying where it should be done... trying not to fight the battles I'm worn out from fighting. Someone else needs to take the sword because I'm exhausted. My husband realizes it and has done his share of slaying of demons this week... but we're all done.

And for some of you, none of this makes sense. A few have an inkling... but I assure you, my immediate family is fine.

What I want are some happy stories. I'm going to be asking for them, the topic being mine, the story being yours in my comments, but not now as Fluffy has been so awful in letting people comment.

I really am trying to stake Fluffy in the heart. I'm trying to install Haloscan comments and have some people that will help me. If that happens, I'll have a big delurking party so everyone can do a big shout out.

Kind of like the Who's in Whoville shouting, "We're Here! We're Here!"

On a hugely positive note, my two older boys finished the swimming portion of the Boy Scout Swimming Merit Badge this weekend. I think they were exhausted, but really had a good time, as they had to jump in the pool fully clothed and disrobe (except for bathing suit) and inflate their pants while treading water.

After camp this summer, they should be at the halfway point for attaining Eagle.

Change of topics... sometimes I wish someone could live my life for a week and tell me what they think.

But I will settle for the fact that some people had to walk in my shoes for a few hours tonight and got to see what my husband and I have had to put up with for way too long.

Eyes were opened.

Let us see if it helped. I definitely felt smug.

More tomorrow... perhaps a final staking of Fluffy. I'm working on it... I am.

OH! And I so did not have the final four being UConn, Mich State, NC and Villanova. Hunh.

Posted by Boudicca at March 29, 2009 09:46 PM

EVERYONE should have had NC.

Posted by: Angus of Ayre at March 29, 2009 10:10 PM

I don't do picks for the NCAA stuff, but I would certainly have had NC all the way if I did.

Funny stories... hmmm....

My son got a cell phone now that he's back in Chicago. I've gotten a single line text message saying. "I got a new phone. Ha!"

My daughter is on vacay in the Ft. Meyers area and says she'd like to just stay there where it's sunny. That would last until the first hurricane.

I haven't killed my plants yet.

My life is so exciting I almost can't stand it. Heh.

Posted by: Teresa at March 29, 2009 10:45 PM

Dad- I had UConn and NC. I didn't pick 'Nova to beat Pitt and I didn't have Mich State.

Teresa- OK, we'll have your daughter come stay with us for a week in August or Sept. Its brutally hot here still, but it's the humidity that will get her!! She hit Ft. Myers in the spring! I can't believe your son actually communicated with you. :)

Your plants are officially on Death Watch 2009. We're watching... Heh.

Posted by: Bou at March 30, 2009 05:54 AM

Ok - you want happy? I got ya! On Saturday I got to snuzzle with the most beautiful little girl. I think you know her. I totally fell in love with her and she isn't even family but I can tell you - I have her back. I got her some cute socks and a Ramones T-shirt. I can be her crazy rockin auntie from the north - with the "big pillows" :) She smelled so wonderful and was so snuggly. I could have watched her all day. The stress I've had for months and months? started waning a little just by holding her in my arms - and my ovaries shifted slightly to the right. ;) There! That should carry you through the week ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at March 30, 2009 10:29 AM

Hello! I hear you on the "too busy" part. Some days I wish I could just hit a big "Pause" button and put the world on hold while I try to catch up! Keep on keeping on, Bou!

Posted by: PeggyU at March 30, 2009 11:15 AM

Yep, Michigan State & Villanova messed me up, too, but I picked UNC to win it all.

Posted by: Tina at March 30, 2009 01:38 PM

Don't diss hamsters...they need love too!
Sorry....I just had to get IT out! Yikes!

Posted by: JihadGene at March 30, 2009 02:24 PM

In reference to: Whole New Meaning to Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie

Just thank God he wasn't talkin' gerbils!!!

Posted by: JihadGene at March 30, 2009 02:26 PM

I remember that merit badge. I bet I can convert my pants into a life vest. Oh, but now that I'm so fat, I don't have to. Vertically, I probably float with nipples and armpits high and dry.

Posted by: Carl Brannen at March 30, 2009 10:23 PM