Wednesday, August 10, 2016
At Least I'm Not Running For President
One of the very worst things about knowing you're crazy and yet, sometimes quite sane, is trying to decide which part of the mess your mind is operating from.
Especially if it involves people you love.
Mostly if it involves people you love.
It is horrible and it is exhausting. I spent part of the day in bed which I understand is not unusual for even the sanest among us to do but for which I feel incredibly guilty.
Luckily, my cooking ability seems to transcend it all.
As if that makes one bit of difference.
And so it goes.
I am here. And supper is almost ready.
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You would make a kickass president.ReplyDelete
I was wondering where you were today. Just thought you should know that because you make a difference in my life. No doubt your cooking does too.
Thank you, Birdie. I have to tell you though that I wouldn't even want to be president of a local gardening club. Too much for me!Delete
I am glad I make a difference in your life. You make one in mine, too.
I would sit at that table, and look forward to the conversation.ReplyDelete
Don't know if you would have wanted to have a part in THAT conversation but the food was good.Delete
Keeping a household going, the cycles of laundry and gardening andReplyDelete
cooking and washing up – why isn't this revered, as it should be? I suspect these rhythms may become a thing of the past by the end of the century, and that will be a human loss. But for now, a home-cooked dinner on the table is still a blessing, sometimes downright transcendent.
Thank you, A. I am so grateful to be able to have the time and ingredients I need to make our suppers. It is important to me in so many ways.Delete
Spending part of the day in bed occasionally is definitely prescribed. No guilt though. Sometimes being still is everything.ReplyDelete
It seemed as if I had no choice. I think you understand.Delete
I think time in bed is healing and maybe just what you needed.ReplyDelete
Sleep is my escape. It truly is.Delete
What's the point in the guilt? Time in bed is mind-healing. It wouldn't make sense to feel guilty for resting a sprained ankle...ReplyDelete
Cooking well makes an enormous difference. Night after night I feed my son, and mostly, he says, eh, it wasn't that great, or outright doesn't like it, and of course my daughter is insisting on living on milkshakes, and omg, not being able to nourish them and have them enjoy the food they eat is making me cry right now. So please don't denigrate this fundamental skill. It's so important.
I am glad to hear that your daughter is at least accepting some nourishment! And kids are so picky- I doubt that your son's comments have anything to do with your cooking.Delete
It's so easy to feel guilt about being in bed in the middle of the day. For me, at least. "Everyone" says that activity is the best thing for depression, etc. And I suppose it is. But sometimes, it is just impossible.
Staying in bed all day every day is probably not a good plan. You do exercise, usually daily. A day in bed isn't a disaster. Escape for a day isn't giving up. Sometimes it works better than miserable walking, no matter what the science tells us :)Delete
your body knows what it wants. sleep and food.ReplyDelete
Ellen- you're right. It surely does know what it wants. But what does it need? I don't know and so am sleeping way more than I should.Delete
It makes a huge difference, the cooking. And sleep is sometimes the only answer. In my case it beats the hell out of seeing things that might not really be there which is what happens to me when I don't sleep. So eat and sleep, Mary, and know that you are loved.ReplyDelete
It seems cooking can often be a great comfort for you. Sounds like the perfect way to follow a nap.ReplyDelete
Just stopping by because I was thinking about you. Nothing else to say. Just thinking about you. xoReplyDelete
There's a lot to be said for cooking ability! Especially from those of us that don't have any. :)ReplyDelete
I can relate to only part of the post... since I'm a lousy cook so it doesn't transcend any of the rest of it. *LOL* Dawn... The BohemianReplyDelete