Monday, Monday...
Where is the love?

A few things

If I happen to win the Dyson vacuum, Kathryn, I'll let you borrow it since it was you who alerted me to sign up.  ; )  Heh, even my kids are aware of how much I'd like one of those.  There's still time to enter, but you'd better hurry!

Thank you.

You know, it pains me to host a pity party such as yesterday -- which was actually a little less pity and a lot more party than if I'd posted on Monday!  ; )  I don't think I do it too often, or take advantage, considering how often and how long I've been keeping this blog, and given the M.O. that's developed (and, really, what if I do?). I almost always have a little twinge of regret, though, and while I've never actually taken down a post, I have quickly posted something else as a "cover up."

How can I really be sorry, though?  I show you my cuts and bruises, you kiss them and make it better.  I know I'm not the only one with problems.  Every *hug* and "I hear ya" and bad appliance story helps me remember that I'm not alone, keeps me focused on the light at the end of the tunnel -- and maybe helps others, too.  By getting something out there, it makes it easier to remove myself and see the situation more objectively, to think more clearly.  It's not that I'm completely isolated here, but there are things that I find it easier to "talk" about by writing to the whole wide world rather than talking one-to-one.  There's too much baggage wrapped up in that.  I do sometimes regret the loss of anonymity here.

Meanwhile, just a few things...

>They don't build 'em -- or stand behind 'em -- like they used to, do they?  It seems that even major appliances are built to be disposable these days.  The one appliance that I wouldn't mind replacing -- the $400 monster microwave that takes up half the kitchen counter, a wedding present back in '85 -- refuses to die.  Naturally.

>I need to simplify my life.  This has a lot to do with organizing and the slow purge that's already underway, but there are some other things I continue to do that I really don't enjoy anymore, for whatever reason.  I keep doing them just because I always have.  I'm going to change that.  I'm giving notice.  (I still have the pay the bills, though, so this does not mean at work.)

>There are a couple of hammers -- or "other shoes" -- that I know are falling, but I've been keeping them aloft.  They're always looming, though, and I'm tired.  It's time to let 'em fall so I can move on and deal with the aftermath.

>I am feeling so much better.  There's more but I've run out of time.

I'll be looking for Harlot reports from Minnesota tomorrow.  ; )  I wish I could be there!  I'll be thinking of you guys tonight -- and I'll get there eventually.  (Ooh, that kind of sounds like a warning, doesn't it!?)



Oh man. I read about the Dyson at 1:15. Oh well, I've got a friend with one I can borrow. If I ever get enough crap picked up to make good use of it. ;)


Trying to keep too many things at bay just means the flood gates open later. Dealing with things early on may seem daunting but in the long run should lighten the load. I'm hearing you...thinking of you and dealin' with the same shit;-)


I have a Dyson and I LOVE it, though I do have a problem remembering how to empty it, maybe thats because I would rather someone else did it for me!!
Hope you get things simplified soon and you get the appliance war sorted too. Virtual hugs always available.


I'm glad you're feeling better but you should feel free to write about whatever you're feeling. The thing about the microwave cracks me up.
Let those shoes drop, baby. It'll be okay.


The yarn crawl is just waiting for you! There is sooooo much yarn. That is not a baaad thing either.


ohhhh a little late on the Dyson. Oh well. I hope things look up for you soon.


I've been feeling that way too,lately. Sometimes its so hard to keep it all together...I also have been struggling with the lack of anonymity on my blog--its taken a little bit out of the fun and spontaneity out of blogging for me and I just don't know where to go from here. I feel like I can't be the person I really am because I know my relatives and close friends are reading and they would be shocked by some of the things I would say. When you figure it all out let me know.....xox vicki


You definitely do NOT take advantage, and you know what? That's what we're here for.

If all you ever did in the blog was bitch and moan and complain and say "poor me," that would be one thing. But we all have times when we need to vent and get that little lift from our blog buddies. It's part of the benefits we get from paying the admission charge, I say. Heh.


Well, Norma beat me to it. ditto.


I certainly understand about the ups and downs creeping along towards mostly downs. Glad to read you are feeling a tiny bit heartened today. I am sure hoping for a better year for both of us than the last one. Hugs from across the continent.


Harlot report coming tomorrow, and yes, we are all impatiently waiting for you to reschedule the Minnesota trip.


Oh, Vicki, I'm so sorry you didn't win the Dyson. I didn't win it either, if that makes you feel any better ;-)

As to pity parties, Norma summed it up well. You have given us so much fun and yarny goodness in your blog that we are happy to cheer you up when you need it.

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