Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Is Well

Drove through horrendous rain but took the back roads and it was okay and got to the airport on time but the plane did not, of course.
I sat in the terminal and read Esquire Magazine for an hour and learned why I do not ever, ever, EVER want to work on the loading docks of a soda company in Detroit, Michigan and watched the people around me. One girl had on a pair of shoes that were SO big they looked like something you could load twelve packs of soda in, not something you would wear on your feet and she was not a very young thing, and she wore her hair in a bun on top of her head and a pair of what we used to call pedal pushers. I guess now they're called Capris. Or something. I think maybe those shoes were the sort you wear to tone as you walk. Her legs were nice and thin. Well, at least compared to those shoes.

My brother got off the plane and I got up and we hugged and we got his luggage and I found the car and we drove to Mother's house and I did not disagree with one thing he said and we didn't talk about anything heavier (as we used to say, boy, I'm old today) than the weather which was heavy enough, although clearing by then.

And I've talked to every one of my kids but one today and made plans for tomorrow night after Jessie's pinning ceremony and been to the store and bought tomatoes at the Costco and now I'm home and it's so gray. Owen's coming at four and I think I'll take a nap.

Heavy. The air is heavy, and I feel heavy but it's okay. I know it's all going to be okay and there's going to be lots of celebrating this weekend.

I was talking to my friend Liz of the West and we agreed that life never really gets easier, it just gets different and that although when you are in your twenties or even thirties, you look ahead and think that at some point things will settle down some, at least, and things will be in place and normal, whatever that is, and you keep waiting but that doesn't happen.

So don't wait. Get used to it.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. dang! I've really been looking forward to relaxing in 20 years. Oh well... no rest for the wicked.

  2. If my skin would just clear up some by the time I'm 40, I'd be happy.

  3. Must you take all my delusions from me?

  4. i'm with the dtg on the skin issue. the only thing i've noticed about life as i've gotten older is that it hasn't gotten 'easier' per se, it's more like i've gotten better at dealing with it, working through it and moving on. i think i started reading your blog right around the time your daughter went away to school, what a tremendous accomplishment! my congratulations to all y'all!


  5. I am still waiting stubbornly...

    LALALALAAA can't hear you. :-)

  6. So don't wait. Get used to it.

    That's my new favorite saying.

  7. Today has been a lesson in this for me.

  8. Love this post. I've got rain-envy but otherwise love this post. I'm putting this bit up on the bulletin board above my desk:
    "So don't wait. Get used to it."
    ~Mary Moon

  9. Even if it never gets easier, just gets different, I always think it will be okay.

    How lovely you will be celebrating with your gorgeous family this weekend. Love you xx

  10. Yea, I used to blame that syndrome on one of my exes... Now I don't blame him anymore. But I was with him when I first started noticing it and sometimes when I want to make myself laugh, I still think to myself.."IT really is ALL his fault"! hee hee!


  11. Terena- Sorry, babe.

    DTG- Don't give up hope!

    Stephanie- Yes. Yes I must.

    Maggie May- Sorry to you, too.

    Nicol- It's true as far as I can tell.

    Mrs. A- Jessie has been a complete and utter dedicated student. We are SO proud of her.

    Mwa- Okay.

    Elizabeth- Glad I could offer those words of wisdom.

    Ms. Trouble- I'm sorry!

    Kathleen Scott- I am honored.

    Christina- Because you are an optimist! God, I wish I was one.

    Ms. Fleur- We all need someone to blame.

  12. uh, you had to say it.
    I think you're right.
    well put.

  13. Well, honesty is best, I guess. Although even the thought that things will get better as time progresses, sometimes gets me through the day.

  14. Life hasn't settled down in 45 years for me, so I guess i shouldn't expect it, but I still sometimes do. And my life is easier than most.

  15. I am looking forward to whatever life brings. But the days of thinking that things will automatically go as planned or that there will be plenty of time in the future to do one thing or another are done. The time is now.


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