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Friday, June 5, 2015

Wheeeeee!

Glad to see something is exuberant around here - there is no keeping the hops vine down.  It would climb to the stars if it could.

It's alive!  It's alive!

As I mucked out Dexter's stall last night, forking mightily and without stop until I was all rubbery-kneed, I wondered how many other people took their frustration out the same way.  I had gotten bad news at work (no, I still have my job, although it's about to be notched down closer to hell) and, while the chilled bottle of Vinho Verde cooed to me in Portuguese from the fridge, I decided it would be healthier to throw myself and my frustration into something very physical.  It worked.  I was too pooped to snivel.  Instead, I had a tall glass of water (to wash down my Aleve) and read more of Pioneer Girl.  Now there's some real hardship.  I am almost done and thankful that I get to read it again with the annotations.  The website for the Pioneer Girl Project is a good resource for everything Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well.  She was a remarkable woman with a wonderful story.

9 comments:

  1. Sometimes ya just gotta reward yourself with a good glass of wine and a good book! (Methinks that's been said previously in a much more poetic way.) And doing some hard physical work really does bring the emotions into a more balanced state. It's hard to do when your head and heart want your body to sit in a corner and snivel, but it works! Love and hugs to you, my friend.

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  2. That is a good alternative. A couple days ago I had a horrible job review (new bossl) and stressed about it for a full day. I finally showed some documentation that I was not doing what some said and she deleted it from my review. Left a very bad taste in my mouth, so to speak. Now I just don't trust her, someone who's so easily swayed by bad input and doesn't bother checking :( I talked to a pal instead of eating all the chocolate in my snacks! :) I felt much better!!!

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  3. And what do you do with your hops? Make beer or?

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  4. I like it that your wine speaks to you....and in another language too! :) I have the Pioneer Girl book requested from my local library. I can't wait!!

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  5. Susan,

    I'm sorry you received bad news at work but happy you still have a job. Physical activity helps a person vent their frustrations.....you've done plenty of that with cleaning out Dexter's stall. Time for a fresh glass of Portuguese to help wash away work frustrations.

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  6. i probably would have gone straight for the wine! if i ever get through the stack of books on my nightstand i might read this one. i could use chicken info to help rise my imaginary chickens.

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  7. I clean the bath. It is so well known in the family if I do it just because it needs it I get asked if I'm in a bad mood. Crappy to have things not great at work. Why do people have to make things miserable?

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  8. Glad you got the stall cleaned out. The wine probably would have won over for me. Hope everything turns out ok at work.

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  9. Sending hugs and yes work in poop usually makes me forget for awhile:) Hug B

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