Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crazy week and stuck in a rut.

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Today, another thunderstorm rolled through the neighborhood, and we lost power AGAIN for about 2 hours. Yet another branch fell across wires near the house, this time I saw the electrical fire which lasted for 5 seconds, a huge plume 4 stories in the air of bright blue/yellow flame. I couldn't work (obviously), so the kids, Eliana and I played a board game called Flapdoodle. Everytime it's your turn, you pick a card and it makes you do something silly, like sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in the voice of a dog or do 4 jumping jacks while chanting a silly phrase or pretend to take a nap on the floor while snoring loudly. It was really more fun than I thought it would be, we adapted a lot of the tasks for Edda and she had a grand time doing her part.

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Vince is having a tough time learning to be a gracious loser. He wailed and cried in the middle of the game when he was in last place - we had to take a 15 minute break for him to work through it. Then we restarted and he was a good sport! In the end, he was the loser, but no tears, no complaints. Perhaps even a compliment to the eventual winner, Eliana.

I have been in a funk the past week or so. I can not place a finger on why. I've been in a rut - thinking, if only I had X, then I would be SO MUCH HAPPIER! I have been trying to reframe my attitude, to be happy to be alive and to be grateful for what I have, because I know in the grand scheme of things, I am a very lucky person.

4 comments:

Karen said...

It's the weather, Doris. Lots of edginess and agitation all around. Plus, not having power for days doesn't help. Don't fight it, but do something fun, however frivolous. It'll get better!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's weather. Keep yourself busy to keep your mind occupied and no time to worry other stuff. Do deep breaths few times a day.

Noel said...

Physical exercise can help! Family hiking? Doing yard work? Or, doing some home projects which requires a lot of concentration?

renallee said...

The anonymous is Rena.