Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rough day

When you are having a rough day, where do you find your solace, your comfort, or any little bit of joy that keeps you from hiding under the bed or running away from home?

Yesterday was one of those one-thing-after-another days. The kind of day where I keep thinking it can't keep getting worse, but it does.

Two, no, maybe three things kept me afloat:
  • a phone call to a good friend;
  • spending time outdoors, especially the chance to write and sketch while Ross had cross country practice;

En plein air

  • a long, into-the-night talk with my husband.

When the chips are down, I do best when I search for the connections in my life.


nonizamboni said...

Totally affirming post! Life is like that, isn't it? But it seems you found ways to soothe and distract. I'm grateful for my bicycle while the weather's good to feel the breeze in my hair, although yesterday after a phone call from the car insurance agent I probably looked like the witch in Wizard of Oz on her bike?!!

katie said...

it sounds like you've found things to do for yourself that help, connections with our special others can feel like a safety net when our surroundings are precarious and nature is magic. when i feel off, down, sad, i try and get myself to walk the trail down to the river where i can sit under the giant cedar (and stay pretty dry, even when it's raining) or walk the banks of the river picking up and examining the beauty of stones. life is sure full of both the ups and downs, isn't it?! i saw the promo of your painting on fabric vidieo in the newest quilting arts news letter - looks fantastic! i wish i had the opportunity to watch you paint on fabric sometime - i guess i should get that video! wishing you a wonderful weekend judy.

NM_Creatrix said...

Judy-- I too had one of those days set off by a screeching jerk at work. It bothered me until i got into my studio and saw mt cats so serene-- so I imitated them and let him just roll off my back! it workrd but took some talking to myself! But we both got through it, huh?

Anonymous said...

Here I am! And mine was the same kind of day. But then I am granted the ultimate blessing of impermanence, and a fresh start.

Stacy (mama-om) said...

Yes, for me it is almost always connecting to others... Though lately I have been trying to notice that impulse to reach out, acknowledge it, and sit quietly with it for a moment. Sometimes it is simply a matter of connecting to myself.

It's nice to "meet" you -- I found you through Karen at MommaZen.


inkberryblue said...

I need to connect with Nature and with people who love me too...I also journal, which seems to really help me process difficulty in my life.