Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I'm Not Dead

What a relief right?

             It seems that lately it's always something.....

If it's not this....then it's that

 If I'm not needed here ...then I'm needed there

I'm being pulled hither
            (OK, seriously I don't know if that is even a word) and yon

If it's not one thing then it's another

Feast or famine


I'm not dead....just utterly distracted with LIFE

and  so far life is kicking my butt

I feel like I worry all day l o n g

                       What am I worrying about?


I worry about my teenager daughter and her interest in a certain young man.......ugh...hold on while I take an Advil....



I worry that my Husband's job which has always been wonderfully predictable is now in jeopardy

                     there's talk of lay-offs

I worry about my Mom and in-laws. Their advancing age has brought with it inevitable problems

I worry about my son's grades in school

I even take on other people's worries too, because I am the one they go to with their problems.

and don't get me started on the extra flab that has seared itself to my body

Yes, while I worry...... magically chips, cookies and cake find their way to my mouth to grant me sweet sweet calorie-filled comfort.

and in all this chocolate and worry I haven't the energy to sit and write.

rather than stay up and pour out my writer's soul into this blog I sleepily drag my flabby feet to my bed and fall asleep before my head hits the pillow.

So...what's the answer?

                I HAVE GOT TO               WORRYING!!!


  The battle lines have been drawn
                It's an uphill battle people

                But I think I can be victorious

                 all I need is a bit more motivation,



                                      more chocolate

                        just sayin'.........   Baby steps                


  1. Oh my gosh!!! It is so good to see you again!!!! SO glad to know you were not sick!! Well, I guess I can give you some advice as I do counseling and also have the same problem myself, I tend to worry and stay up nights fretting. REALLY badly. Here is the thing...most of the things we worry about never happen. And worry makes us sick and drags us down. Usually worrying in itself can never help anything. SO, we pray and we tell God to help us to turn it all over to Him, just give it to Him, then ask him to help you trust and leave it in His hands. His solutions are always better than ours.

    1. Amen! You are so right Ginny. I have to trust that God is in control!

  2. It can be so easy to fall into the cycle of worrying and just run ourselves in to the ground.
    In the end, for your own sanity, you just have to stop and breathe and put your trust in that things will work out in the end.
    And a little chocolate doesnt really hurt..

    Hugs xx

  3. Nice to hear from you! I'm in kind of a blah over here, too. Spring is on the way, and that always makes things better.

  4. I am glad to hear from you...I do the same. Worry too much! Hope your husband does not go through the job turmoil of lay offs

  5. It's hard to turn off the brain...actually....we wouldn't REALLY want to but it would be nice if it took a vacation once in a while. Mom used to tell me that worrying never solved a thing but it could send you to the hospital if you did enough of it. Take care and try to do something nice for yourself (not chocolate).

  6. I've missed you sweetie but I so hear ya. I'm a stress eater big time, probably why I got to that weight I was ... ugh.

    I'm sorry to hear about hubs jobs, I'll keep him in my prayers that they don't lay off or that God has a better plan to come.


  7. Loved the opposites and the dependence of faith. With faith, all things can and will happen!

  8. Blessings on you as you work on letting go of all that worrying! Hope hubby is able to keep his job.

  9. I can relate all too well. I too am going through extreme trials. I am trusting God minute by minute, but I am distracted and consumed by it all. I can't even eat chocolate! Maybe I should try that. Take care, my dear friend. I will pray for you.

  10. so good to see you back even if it's just for a moment. Sending good vibes your way that the worry warts goes away HUGS

  11. There's ALWAYS something to worry about, isn't there?! It's aggravating! We just have keep turning life over to God...over and over and over. I pray you can have peace, and will seek it, over the concerns above.

  12. Though it doesn't stop me from worrying, I know that the things I worry most about will not likely happen. The things that slam us down hardest are usually completely unexpected. So worry is a waste of time. (If only it was that easy to stop doing it, right?!) Afterall, we're human, and need a good excuse for chocolate consumption.

    Keep faith and a stash of chocolate, Joanne.

  13. There is a saying "Let go and let God." (something like that) From my experience that time of my life when my kids were teenagers were the most difficult years even though they were really good kids. It gets better as time goes on. So, don't worry, be happy. I am glad you are back again. You probably don't realize the humor and encouragement you bring to people.

  14. There's a quote that says worrying about things that haven't happened yet is like paying interest for stuff you never bought. It is tough not to worry about things. Especially for women---I think we're just wired that way. Try to remember all the times you worried needlessly because things worked out ok in the end. And keep your chocolate on hand for celebrating. :) Also, another quote: Sometimes when it seems like things are falling apart, they are really just falling into place.

  15. Phew I'm caught up! I've been so behind lately! HUGS


I LOVE comments...I think I'm addicted to them! they are like chips...oooo chips....or chocolate....yum...chocolate. Or like......can ya tell I'm dieting? Please leave me a comment so that I can keep my mind off of snacks!!!