This is one of those weeks where I thought I had it all under control. A newsletter to get out, changes to my web site, updates for both Shoppes for season change (including what seems like a billion banners,) a few small visits to clients houses, I had it all mapped out and planned… But no. Control is not mine. What I did not have control of was the weather, or the project that needed to get finished outside, and now can’t. Because of the rain. The rain that I have been longing for finally came. About 3 days too early. I do not have control over the printer that runs out of ink after all the stores are closed, or the homework load of a 2nd grader; And I do not have control of my husband. I’ll just leave that last one alone, but I know you all understand. I do not have control over the unquenchable thirst of a particularly adorable, but amazingly thirsty 3 year old who needs many, many cups of water or juice at 3AM. I do not have control over the cable company who can not seem to find their way out to my house and fix my cable so that I can actually watch the channels I am paying for. Of course this is the part where I begin to feel bad that I am even complaining about cable at all. I have running water and central heat and air. I am blessed. I know this. I do. It’s just that to make it through the rest of this week I need my Mommy. And thankfully she is coming. She is going to come and help with the kids and give me hugs, and make it all better. I may not have control, but I will have comfort, and in the end, isn’t that better anyway? Thank goodness for Mom.
Katie Struckhoff says
I second it! My mom is better at lowering my blood pressure than any other medicine. We all need our mothers and feel so fortunate and blessed to still have mine too. Have a good visit with her. Peace be with you friend. K
Hold on, sweetie, your mommy is on the way!>>love, yo daddy
Hold on I’m comming. Hold on I’m comming. Can’t wait. I know you aren’t supposed to think about your own parents and how they raised you, but my mom was there for me and I do think about how great it was to have a mom who could and would drop everything to help out. I think it is important in my life to let my family know how important they are to me.>>Love ya,>>Mom
That is so nice…your mom is on her way! I love her little message to you…and your dad’s!
The Rose Room says
Yep, thank goodness for Mummy’s! I wore my art doll hat today, my husband did a huge eye roll! And before he could open his mouth I said “be quiet, Jerusalem made it for me!” which bamboozled him even more!>Have a lovely time with your Mom, it will all be better once she is there.>Take Care – Rachaelxo
I know just how you feel. Sometimes I curl up in bed and cry—I want my mommy. I also frequently cry for my sister who is a bazillion miles away. I think my life would be perfect if I lived close enough for mom or sis to just show up for a day and hug me, drink tea with me, and watch my kids while I make the grocery trip that is two weeks overdue.
Oh, honey, I feel for you. I had a really shitty night, and so far, an even shittier morning. I went to bed at 7pm & didn’t wake up feeling any better. In fact, I feel worse than I did before I crawled into a heap in my bed. And now I don’t even know what I’m crying over. Constant worry? A total & complete loss of my hormones & a husband that isn’t entirely sympethetic to that fact? And to make it worse, my dog looks up my red, blotchy, sobbing face as if to say ~ mommy, what’s the matter? >>And now I have to sit at work, pretend to be normal, when it’s oh so clear that I am not. I just want to crawl back into bed for a week.
Yay for your mommy!!!>She will save the day.>Hang in there,>Rosemary
Hi Jerusalem, I found you through a nice comment from your mom on my blog. I love your site and your ideas. I wonder if the Laudry Lady could be enticed to move to Western NY…The whole clean fluffy laundry thing sounds so nice! Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com
HI JERUSALEM,>I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU HAVE A MOMMY>TO COME TO YOUR AID WHEN YOU NEED IT.. DON’T YOU HATE IT WHEN WE DON’T HAVE CONTROL OVER EVERYTHING.. HA!>I DO UNDERSTAND… I AM RIGHT THERE>WITH YOU GIRL!! MORE THAN I WOULD LIKE TO ADMIT.. I REALLY DON’T HAVE>ANYONE TO TURN TO.. MY MOM HAS BEEN>GONE FOR 16 YEARS.. YES, IT HAS BEEN>HARD!! I DO HAVE GOD AND FOR THAT I>AM TRULY GRATEFUL.. I HAVE TO TURN A LOT OVER TO HIM.. I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR MOM AND THAT>THE OVERWHELMING FEELINGS WILL LEAVE… IT WILL WORK OUT FOR GOOD!>WE ALL NEED A SHOULDER TO CRY ON.>TAKE CARE GIRL!! >(LOVE THE CRYING BABY PICTURE!)