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Friday, January 8, 2010

Girl Friday: Get-over-your-freakin'-self

I have an aversion to change - it scares me, I question it. Even if the "same old, same old" is bad and stressful, at least it's predictable - I know it, so, its comfortable. This mentality reeks of stupid, and as a matter of fact, it might give a stupid thought the will to live - so, its time for change, and lots of it!

In thinking about my new year resolutions, it occurred to me that my life, more often than not, seems constantly embattled, waiting for the next crisis. This tends to be corrosive (this constant stress). Life needs peace. Peace needs balance. And, balance begs a certain amount of "get-over-your-freakin'-self." Recently, I was reminded of an old Swedish proverb; "Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours." After a year of suffering through my mood swings, it was the Hubbs who reminded me of this mantra. So, for Christmas he bought me a mood ring figuring it would be helpful in monitoring my disposition. We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green and when I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his little forehead!! Seems I've become a bit of a wench-lotta!

I've decided to resurface in 2010 a new LeAnn, after a year of being plagued with what the Hubbs claims, are peri-menopausal symptoms. (“Peri-menopausal” being the much less sexy version of “Menopause”) But, to be frank and honest here, there is no new LeAnn - its just the old LeAnn with less caffeine, a taller stack of self-help books, a mani/pedi appointment, and lots of ideas.

My most recent idea involves my stairs, some paint, bloody fingers, and mild streams of profanity. I'll have photos of the finished project in a few days - stay tuned!

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The Elegant Thrifter said... careful on those stairs. And you'd better not be pushing people down them, Ms Moody!

Louise said...

Good work!

Pinecone Camp said...

Hilarious! I love your honesty about your "moods" !
Good luck with those stairs. I would LOVE to rip the carpet on our stairs. Looking forward to seeing your finished project.
have a lovely day!

trash talk said...

You knock me out! What happens when the ring turns black...wait...I don't want to know.

AuroraSuzette said...

After my total hysterectomy, I used a hormone patch for several years, enabling my poor family to bask contentedly in calm tranquility. All that's over, baby. After quitting the hormones (it was time..2+ years) they have taken to backing away, slowly, when, as my hubs calls me of late, Suzilla appears. Love the mood ring story, and KNOW i'm gonna love the stairs!

the letters i wish i'd written said...

That proverb couldn't be any better if it was wrapped up in a bow!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

carpet tacks are evil! Can't wait to see the new look.