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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Exhaustion

There are times when everything crashes down. This would be one of those times. I will just say that work is awful, this thing that happens should not happen, but it does. It hurts us to the core and never goes away. And for Amy, I feel so sad. Has anyone asked how she is doing? Everything else pales in retrospect. But it all comes together. And then there is the election. I am attempting to assist in this election, albeit small as the attempt might be. I am trying to complete my photography assignment by Saturday, with the help of Michele, who is critiquing my work and assisting me in presenting the best of all the photographs I have taken. Baseball Mom hurt her hip at the rally the other night, rotator cup or something, so I have volunteered to do her work for the campaign this weekend. I am not sure why, but I feel as though this election is so very important...more so now than ever. Poppy said he is more concerned about this election. Have I told you that I value his opinion more than most....and he scares me when he says this. He and Mime have already voted. So has Wacky Mommy and Hockey Dad. We can't vote early here. Wish we could. I think I should take Bean's idea and hide in the car. In case you haven't read her reply to my blog on the subject, here it is:
Okay, here's my side of the story! I got home from dance/acting/singing classes. A long day it was-as usual. Mom told me to hurry up, get in the house and get ready to go to dinner. Well, I didn't really feel like it. So, I layed down in the car-enjoyed it too. But, Monkeyboy just had to ruin it!! He began to throw his little bouncy ball at the car window-BANG, BANG, BANG!! It got sooo anoying! Then, he tried to get into the car, that's when I locked the doors. Monkeyboy got the keys and brought them to the car and that's when the battle began-he unlocked the doors, I locked them, he unlocked the doors, and so on. Finally I let him in the car and and went into the house. Mom got real mad!! Listen: All I wanted to do was lay down in the car and enjoy my "alone time".
I love it, thank goodness for children. I have to keep telling myself that kids say it best....all I want to do is lay down in the car and enjoy my "alone time". It's been a bad week, but the downs make the ups so very much better. Wouldn't it be boring to have all "normal time"? I want normal time. My cat just crawled up onto my lap and is purring. Night, and have very pleasant dreams.

6 comments:

SocialWorker2 said...

Mia, Our profession is a difficult one. I just got home from admitting a woman to the psych ward who just needed a break from "our world". Your blog, you pictures offer an escape, and a wonderful one. Don't stop writing and don't stop taking pictures. And what a wonderful sense of writing Bean has. Hang in there, it will get better.

Cathy said...

I don't know what kind of social work you do, mia, but thanks for whatever it is. I love Bean's description of the incident with Monkeyboy. I think Bean might have a career in writing! And to Amy, whoever she may be, I hope you are okay.

SassySam said...

I love the picture of Bean. I would never take pictures of kids from the back, but they are so unique. And her writing is fun. Take care, Amy. The bad days are usually followed by good ones.

Jessica said...

It does bring to mind to treasure the good times, doesn't it? I also love the photography, mia. I always have preferred black and white photographs, not sure why, but that is a lovely picture

Jen said...

Cheer up, the sun will come out tomorrow!

Michele said...

Barb,
I love your most recent picture of Bean. The long graceful lines of her body are complimented by the shadow on the wall. Additionally, I like the contrast of the black top and white bottom.
Still feeling pretty Zen from the other day so don't forget, this too shall pass. Important to remember in both the good times and the bad. And as for who has asked how she is, no worries - I ask often but I find myself looking for the balance between asking but not pushing.
One of my favorite sayings is: Everything will be okay in the end, and if it is not okay yet, then it must not be the end.
And as for the election... Ugh! Is Tuesday here yet so we can attempt to move forward, at least in SOME direction?