Wednesday, February 6

Good For What Ails You

In everyone's life, a little rain must fall.

I'm offering that as an explanation of yesterday's post.

It's the dreaded mother's guilt that gets me and attempts to suffocate me at times. Does that ever end? Is it possible to be 100 percent certain you did what needed to be done in the appropriate fashion?

It might just be me--but I think it's worse during menopause. Everything is out of balance and then sometimes the pressure just builds up and you have to let off some steam. So I did. And I'm not ashamed to admit that I sniffled as I wrote that post about my insecurities.

But I wrote it for me. In fact, I think it was a therapeutic to put it all into words.

And being done with that, I think I'll go and have some Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup.


cce said...

Warm soup works wonders and I need me a bowl right about now because I'm feeling VERY guilty about having skipped a big b-day for both kids last year. It just seemed unnecessary. And I was feeling lazy and broke and now I'm feeling like I've robbed them of some important memory and life is too short and soon they'll be fifteen and all of it will go to shit. Gasp.

KathyR said...

Hey. You do what you gotta and you did what you did.

I'm still in the thick of it with the 14-year-old. And I'm sure I've screwed it up "six ways from Sunday," as my mother used to say.

Oh, well. I love him and I'm trying. If that's not good enough, then that's why therapy was invented, I guess.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I love the gargoyle on your downspout!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I can't think of anything better.

anna said...

I've been chowing down on a lot of chicken soup myself lately.

Kathleen Mortensen said...

The blog world exists for a number of reasons: some folks want to express their creativity, some folks want to have their say, and some folks want to be heard.
We're all united in this need to get the deep-seated thoughts and ideas out there for anyone who cares to see. We must care if we keep coming back...and though we don't know you personally, we have this interconnectedness because we are all looking for the same things in life: love, security, comfort. We are your "friends" in this cyberworld and we recognize our humanity in you.
(that's the peri-menopause talking)

Anne said...

The marvelous thing about us is we are so damn resliliant.

Anne said...

The marvelous thing about us is we are so damn resliliant.