Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Come Back, Get Back, That's Part of Success

Here is a screen.

Oh, kids. Things are so much better now that the funk fog has lifted. I know I need to navigate through the negativity sometimes, to come back better on the other side...And that's where I am now - safely over THERE.

Sure, my house has more issues than even I do, but it's mine and it's pretty damn cute, and the gladiolas and black-eyed susans and cone flowers and dahlias are just getting ready to bloom in my garden. I don't get to see my girls as much as I'd like, but they're awesome and healthy and funny and strong-willed and self-possessed and not afraid to embrace their inner dorkiness and all those things I wish I could have been at their age. I live in Iowa and the weather is hot and stormy and chronically humid, but I can still run in it and feel kick-ass at the end of my 6 mile route. I'm going to be 45 years old in less than two weeks, but I feel better emotionally (which is the big one) and physically than I have in my whole life. I don't have shit for cupboards or counter space, but I can still whip up some amazing, healthy fresh meals, if I do say so myself...And that appears to be what I'm doing. There are so many things to learn, read, write, feel, see, experience, eat, play and people to meet, that I won't get bored for the rest of my life...So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm back to grabbing big handfuls of life and devouring them again. Oh, and also....Tra la la la la la la la la la. I'll continue to sing that song until the next episode.


rel said...

Tra lala lala! That's the ticket to a great day girl! :)

Tara said...

I'm glad that, aside from its flaws, you love your house. From what I've seen of it in photos, I would be psyched to be the owner.

SkylersDad said...

Glad you are feeling better about yourself, because you rock!

laura b. said...

haha! Great post, great attitude :-) It is always such a relief to get THERE.

NoRegrets said...

good. stay upbeat. I guess I have to read about your house. you couldn't get the counters in?

Mnmom said...

Here's to wonderful women; may we know them, may we raise them, may we BE them.

I miss my Iowa sometimes. Here's something weird. I imagined your house on F********P street and find you DO live there - you mentioned it on FB.

crazy4coens said...

and all those flowers will make everything even better!

yay for flowers!