I Thought I was doing OK…

May 17, 2010 | Uncategorized | 10 comments

….Taking it all in stride… 
this stress… 
…some of it superficial, like altering and redesigning a vintage ball gown to wear at the sale Friday night…
…some of it the stuff that I am cramming into this week, when it really could wait til next week… Like planting the Potager…
…Some of it “real life” and “real stress” as Man Cub had to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours before our appointment with his Cardiologist tomorrow…
I thought I was thinking clear. Going with the flow… 
that is…
 until I reached into the pantry for paper plates and found…
And in my best impersonation of the Irish woman in Steerage Class as she comforted her children in the movie Titanic,
“It’ll all be over soon.”


  1. tina

    Oh how funny! Keep that sense of humor…IT’S CRITICAL!!!
    So Man Cub is having a visit to the cardio? I wore one of those monitors a few years back when I was teaching preschool and I tild the kids it was how I rechraged my batteries πŸ™‚
    I hope he has a good report…I had my mitral valve repaired at age 44…I can now run around like a chicken with my head cut off and not get tired. Apparently I was born with a defective valve that wasn’t a problem until back then, but all is right as rain now πŸ™‚
    Hope the report is a good one πŸ™‚
    Luv the dress too!

  2. Valerie

    Lovely vintage gown!!! You’re going to look beautiful.

    Yup, the milk in the pantry is always a clear sign that we’re operating on overload.

    Hope Man Cub’s appt. goes/went well. Heart issues are scary in our little people. My 2-year old nephew is a congenital heart defect survivor…he underwent open heart Labor Day of 2009. His scar looks awesome…does that sound weird?!!!

    Anyway, can’t wait to hear about the Farm Sale and please post a medical update when you have a chance.


    P.S. Did I ever tell you how much I hated my first name in grade school…the rest of the world were Kellys, Susans, Chrissys, Lisas,e tc. Then I entered the world of high school and French Class…and oooooh, how jealous were all the girls that I had a FRENCH first name! Now I love my name! πŸ™‚

  3. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Girlfriend, you are HILARIOUS! Putting the milk in the pantry is something I would do on days like you’ve been having! I will love to see a photo of you in that gown, you will, of course, look lovely!!!

    I sure do wish I could hightail it down that way, maybe next time?

    PS: Prayers for the little man, how I love him!

  4. High Heeled Life

    And I thought I was the only one who did that!!! πŸ™‚ Your plate certainly is full… keep the faith, you will get through the raining period.

    Sending positive energy to your little cub … those things are irritating when adults have to wear them, I can only imagine how it affects an active little one.

  5. Bloggin bout my Boys

    Isn’t that the way God keeps us humans in check…one day we’re altering a ball gown ,the next our mouth drops over where we stuck the milk. You would have me commited if you knew what turned up where around here HA! Prayers and positive thoughts for your little one…how brave he looks!! POST PIC OF YOU IN GOWN!!

  6. Maman de trois petit rois

    I hope all went well with your precious little boy! He looks so proud of his monitor. Hope the rest of the week goes well and easy for you!

  7. Anne - Fiona and Twig

    I’m sending prayers that your little man gets a good report from the cardiologist!

    I’ll bet you’re going to look just stunning in that gown. πŸ™‚


  8. Cottage Remnant

    you are too funny….
    You are the “Queen of making Lemonade from Lemons”.
    Blessings to you and yours, may our Heavenly Father send you a multitude of Warring angels to Minister and Protect you all.


  9. English Cottage in Georgia

    lol! I have also accomplished a similar feat while putting up groceries during times of stress…eggs in the pantry:-).


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