Saturday, May 23, 2009



If my mother were here, she would have most certainly told me to:

My favorite artist, Mary Engelbreit. God bless her!

But she's not here. So it took me awhile. Thanks, everyone for your patience and encouragement. You guys are the BEST! I was feeling all sorry for myself and wallowing in it. Meanwhile, my life is good and I should be ashamed of myself to whine and complain when there are so many others in the world so much less fortunate than I am. But thanks to raging hormones, I thought my world was coming to an end. All gloom and doom. No blue skies. Woe is me!

And then, Lisa, (God bless her little cotton pickin heart) kicked my ass! She pretended to post to her blog in her normal fashion but I KNOW she was directing it to me. You know, like when you're in church and the preacher is preaching to the whole congregation but you KNOW he is really talking to just you! Yeah, it was that kind of thing.

And then I moseyed myself over to see Blase (who has that fancy e that I don't know how to type) who dedicated his post to my crankiness and his. (He might deny the whole dedication thing if you ask him but trust me: HE.DID.IT.FOR.ME! Just check out his comment in his previous post) I clicked on that video, turned it up, kicked off my flip flops and danced around the house like a crazy woman. Now I am FUNKY(and you should see my funky face) instead of in a FUNK!

You just never know what's going to do it. I'm going to try to remember this lesson but in case I forget (and you know how I forget things), somebody, kick my ass!


Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

I don't miss those damn hormones at all.

only a movie said...

Happy Saturday.
I am trying to be back too.

lisa said...

I was thinking about you. :)

It's so easy to forget about all the good things we have in life and focus on our have-nots.

But now, the answer is to keep on dancin'.....just keep on dancin'


Beth said...

Damn hormones. They aren't for sissies. My funk withdrawals usually involve a glass (make that a bottle) of wine.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I hear ya on the hormone "issue"'s totally crappola.
Dance on now gal and don't forget your bloggy friends luv ya!!
(If I were a cursing woman I'd say f**k hormones, but thank goodness I'm not a cursing woman....most of the time, lol).
Hope your weekend is filled with love, joy and laughter and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Gaston Studio said...

Wearing my ass kicking shoes and they're a size 9!

Hit 40 said...

You stayed in a funk about as long as I do.

Good for you snapping yourself out!!! Life is too short to be cranky for long.

I could bitch and moan about my troubles all day. But... I know to just crank up some good tunes and live it up!!!

I seriously bought some essential oils that fragrant musings suggested. My kid (supersperm) looks high like the cats with catnip from smelling it. Very funny. I shall post it!!

Blasé said...

If you only knew of my heartaches that I battle with (and I don't have the hormone thing going on)...

My wife is the only person I've got (on my team).

I must constantly choose to laugh and focus on the positive things in my life... or the negatives will destroy me. I'll never share those on my blog.

Life is not 'Ideal'. The 'Garden of Eden' went out of business a long time ago.

Life is very brief. Get "FUNKY" with ya bad self.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Consider it kicked!

The Blue Ridge Gal

namaste said...

wooo-hoooo!! glad you're feeling better, hon! more than likely, your mom is smiling down.


darsden said... next time we will start with a butt kicking is what I am hearing..should you go back to being in a Funk instead of being funky!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Not necessary to kick your ass! You're kickin' your own!
Your Mom would be PROUD! :)

tera said...

So glad you got your funky back!

Gaston Studio said...

Here to officially tag you!

Michel said...

I'm glad you're back. F hormones!

Debbie said...

Great post and I checked out all the links you dropped in. That was quite the funky video! We have a band here in Maine called Moto Booty Affair. Google won't believe these 40 something guys and how they dress and the funk they perform! Smart Mouth...I am in a "bad funk" at least twice a week! And, like you, I pray and love to cook. Yesterday I planted flowers and decorated my yard...that helped some. The vitamins I am taking don't always do the trick. If you go back far enough in my posts I wrote about this hormone thing. The post is called Bio-Identical. A lot of my friends are in the same situation. It doesn't go away without homeopathic therapy or drugs. Some days, I don't recognize my former self and some days I am free of it and loving life. It does help to be grateful each day for what we have. The first thing I say in my prayers each morning is "thank you God for another day." If I can't focus on prayer that morning, I ask God to help me "Stay out of his way!" A friend of mine, told me to write out a gratitude list. I reluctantly tried it and it worked! I listed all the things I am grateful for in life and I have many...even though my evil hormone twin would say..."there are none!" Hang in there and for God sakes get some help if you can!! Don't suffer through this when there are some remedies out there. The one good thing I can say for myself is...NO MORE MONTHLY PERIODS!! YES!! You don't need to go through this alone. We're all going through it with you! LOL

Reader Wil said...

Well I wish you a very great week with or without hormons! I am glad my hormons are keeping quiet! It'll all pass! Today I cycled with Superkid, while my daughter went rollerskating behind us.

midlife slices said...

I'm a bad bad bloggy friend. Sorry I've missed your funk but happy you have snapped out of said funk.

I'm so far behind on reading that I'll never get caught up. Maybe while on vacation I'll just sit and read. uhm...o.k. who am I kidding?? I think I'll just start fresh from square one when I get back. Just know I love ya whether I'm reading, commenting, or bothering you with my constant cell phone texts. MUAH!!!

Jan said...

YAY! SMB is now funkless!!

I knew it would happen.


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Yay!! In time for the long weekend and now you can enjoy it.

Tony Letts said...

Welcome back - now that didn't hurt at all did it!

Beth Niquette said...

AW...I went through that, too. Hormones, what a terrible trick to play on a perfectly fine woman?

((hugs)) I am creating an ode to we dandilion ladies. (grin) You and Woman in a Window have inspired me.

Have a perfectly marvelous weekend!

Vodka Mom said...

okay, did I miss out on good ass kicking? DID I????


david mcmahon said...

I'd never kick, but I'm happy to offer words of gentle encouragement and motivation.

Oz Girl said...

Great words for us all to remember.. glad it helped you out of your funk!