Friday, August 10, 2007


Well, it's finally Friday. And I thought I would feel relieved. Not so. It's been an EXTREMELY hard week for all three of us in the clinic. I haven't been able to relax yet and can feel the tension in my neck and shoulders eventhough it's 10:30 on Friday morning. I've already been out gathering supplies for a "Promotion Party" at Sunday School, watered my dying flowers in the back yard, washed two loads of clothes, and pondered over and over what in the world I'm going to do about a problem my mother is having with transportation. I have a long list of jobs to accomplish this weekend, so I guess that's why I can't really relax. I thought this time in my life was supposed to be easier. But the older I get, the more I find that your problems just shift and change. They don't go away.

What I'd really like to do....and I imagined this while I was laying abed this morning wishing I didn't have to get up.... is find a cabin on a lake somewhere and withdraw from the world for a while. Lay on a raft and snooze. Snack on chips and cokes while I read a good book. Or, after reading LeLe's blog, I remembered how much I want to visit Scotland, so I pictured staying in a little cottage close to a loch. The t.v. would be playing and I would be listening intently to how the words were pronouced more than what was being said. (I love a Scottish accent) Some people dream of vacationing at some exotic island resort. Not so, says I. Give me a mountain lake hideaway or a Scottish moor.


LeLe said...

Aye, the Scottish moor sounds brilliant! Man, I have a weakness for Scottish accents and if Mabe had one, I'd never let him leave the house. :)

Sorry your day has not been relaxing. If it makes you feel better, your daughter is at work with tension in her neck and shoulders with a mild headache from working on the computer all morning. And she still has half a day to go. And I'm still waiting on stuff from other people so I can finish MY projects. Ugh.

Sooz said...

A mountain lake hideaway sounds perfect in this intense heat. Hope things settle down for you. I dread a party I have to attend by myself tonight. I know everyone,but I still get knots in my tummy over going alone.

B Lines said...

Oh Sooz, I understand exactly how you feel about the party. I get knots in my tummy every time I attend something like that.

LeLe, it doesn't make me feel better. I wish you were at home relaxing instead of at work. I love you.

LeLe said...

Love you too, Mom. I feel horrible. I have a computer screen headache.