Thursday, December 23, 2010

REALLY Had To Remind Myself That I Was Breathing Today!!!

    One day later and I'm already having to remind myself: "At least you woke up and you were breathing today!!" {Talking about the poem I posted at the end of yesterday's post} LOL WOW...Was that poetic thought tested last night!!It's a good thing I have flowers to look at today...
     ...and a custom order to get started on. {I got the measurements for the custom order...or should I say ORDERS...last night. I have to make 2 black hats, and 1 white one, Pull-Ons. And they all will have flowers too!}
    I'm feeling like this first flower. All uneven, kinda frustrated, and off kilter, this morning. But a near aversion of an electrical fire or power outage will do that to you!...What am I talking about?! First, I better show you a couple more of the flowers I made yesterday. LOL
   A red one...
    ...for how exciting and positive my day started yesterday!
    Maroon, for how my mood started to get a little darker as the day came to a close!
    Okay, this is what happened: Since hubby has a long weekend this weekend coming up, he has to cram all of his work stops {he's a cupcake and Ho! Ho! man! LOL} into 4 days, instead of 5. And that also means LONG days.
   So, he didn't get home until after 7 p.m. last night. He left when it was dark, and came home when it was dark...Or at least that's the way I saw it because I was taking one of my famous NAPS, with my C-Pap machine on both times, and no T.V. or anything else.
    But anyway, He felt bad that he was coming home so late, so he rushed into the room to wake me up and say Hi!!...He reached...REALLY FAST...for the lamp switch. (You can see the base of the lamp in the top right corner of this photo)
     What you can't see in this above photo is that a...was a beautiful etched glass vase, full of water, and a plant we were re-rooting, just to the right of the lamp. So, when he reached for the light switch...REALLY FAST...he completely slammed the vase into the wall, dumping the plant, broken glass, and WATER everywhere!!! Including into and onto the VCR, the bottom of the T.V., and into the holes on the top of the cable box!!!
    Then I became blue... because he had to turn off the circuit breaker to the room where all of my comfort space is. :-( Now I had no lights, no comfortable place to crochet, no internet, no C-Pap machine, had to be re-rooted to another room by extension cords, along with my humidifier and air purifier!...and no T.V. or phone!...I ask you...What would you do with yourself in a situation like this?!
    Blue, I tell you!! LOL
    I couldn't crochet...I couldn't read (in the dark, and too mad about it anyway!)...I couldn't watch T.V....I couldn't play a card game of solitaire or a board game of one man Scrabble...I couldn't write any poetry...I couldn't carry on an intelligent conversation with my hubby....THE DESTROYER!! {Sorry....I was a little mad. :- } Everything seemed a little...
     So, I had to remind myself that yes! Indeed I was breathing!!...A little faster than usual, but breathing none-the-less! LOL And I already had finished my crochet flowers anyway. So there was that!...And think how bad hubby must feel! This is ANOTHER precious item of mine that he has clumsily broken. {I know that's what he was thinking because he yelled at himself saying: "CLUMSY OX!!"} 
    This morning he had to put the dresser back into place. {It had to be pulled away from the wall last night, everything dried as much as possible, and the fan was on full blast aimed at it...all night!} All of the electrical items had to be re-plugged and re-rooted back to their original places...The circuit breaker had to be flipped back on {WHILE WE HELD OUR BREATH!!!}...and he still had to go to work for another LONG day!
    And there is another positive thing!....He doesn't  have to go to work tomorrow, or the next day, or the next day after that! :-) ... We were both still a little frazzled when he left this morning, but we had apologized to each other for not handling things as well as we could in this incident. He, because he said: "I knew I was going to knock that over one of these days. Why didn't I move it?!" And Me, because I immediately got mad and just added this accident onto all the other accidents with my words in a flash of anger. :-( I felt really bad too, as soon as I said it and saw "THAT" look on his face.
   Good thing there wasn't an electrical fire...nobody died....and Hey! My internet is not connected to my cable box!! Who knew!! :-) So what if it means a home visit with the cable guy clod-hopping through my house and charging me an arm and a leg?! 
      At least I'm still breathing!!! ^_^ {It warrants a repeat of yesterday's poem....sorry!}

How Can You Be So Positive

"How can you be so positive
with everything so bad?
When folks are so unkind
and all those doctors make you mad?"

"It's easy!" I assure them.
'Cuz one thing makes it okay.
I wake up every morning,
and I'm breathing every day!

When I can't move a muscle
and can barely lift my head,
I think of all the folks I've known
who now are gone, yes, dead!

No matter what my problem is,
and if I stand or lay,
I'm thankful that my mind still works
and I'm breathing every day!

So how am I so positive,
When things sometimes seem bleak?
It's easy, 'cuz my breathing
keeps on going every week!

Oh yes, I have a choice!

I can be miserable and whine;
Be mean to folks around me,
Be demanding and unkind.

But who would make that choice,
when there's a better way to be?
I mean, who's breathing every day
and writing poems?...ME!


  1. Deb, I'm so glad that things are better today. Yes it could have gone from bad to worse but it didn't. I totally understand why you had to repeat the poem today. Maybe we all needed it again today because I know I did. I love all your crochet flowers especially the maroon one. Hope you are having a wonderful day today.

  2. Sounds like quite the fiasco to me! It could've been worse, for sure, but I'm glad you're alright and Jeff is alright.
    I like the way you incorporated your new flowers (which are beautiful, btw) into your post. I don't mind a repeat poem either. Worth reading a second time.
    Today WILL be a better one!! And tomorrow, better yet!! Rely on Jehovah!!

  3. SnowflakeDreams1, Hi Velma! Yes, thankfully things are better...except for a friendly visit from my cable guy tomorrow! May need a new cable box. We'll see. But WHATEVER, at this point! ^_^ Thanks for the flower love, and for not minding the poem two days in a row. It was a first...and a necessary, for me!

  4. CinLynn, Thanks for the good words. Yes, we're both good now. We're both looking forward to the long weekend off! Lots of nap time and maybe even a game or two...or three! ^_^


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