Monday, August 17, 2009


Oh Boy is it ever! I was late to work today. I didn’t oversleep. I just didn’t want to move. I was thinking that today might be a good day to have a nervous breakdown take a mental health day and just lie in bed all day going, “buh, buh, buh, buh” read a good book. I figure I’m due a good mental collapse. When the poop hits the fan in my life, there’s no time to have an emotional breakdown and drop my basket. I’ve got to soldier on through it otherwise all the spinning plates come crashing down. During those difficult times, I always say to myself, “Self, you can melt into a puddle later, there’s always time for that. Right now, you’ve got a mountain to move. Put on your big girl panties, and suck it up, Princess!” Well, today, I thought it might be a good day to cash in that raincheck. No mountains to move…………..right this minute. I could lay my superpowers down for the day and just melt…….for a little while.

And then I smelled the coffee.

God bless that man-O-mine.

Smart Mouth Broad


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh SMB. I hear you. Plates are spinning out of control over here too. Mostly on the unbloggable side of the fence.

Take care and hope you get that mental health day soon.

Delaney said...

I am on a permanent "mental health day" regime. Hubby finally started earning enough money about 3 years ago through self-employment, that I could "retire" even though I'm not old enough. I have never been so relaxed in my life and didn't realize exactly how stressed I was until I walked to my car at the end of my last shift and felt the weight falling off my shoulders. Haven't looked back yet.

Hit 40 said...

I know how much stress that I am under. I do like teaching...

but I count down the years until retirement!! 12 more!! I will put another pot of coffee on in your honor.

Take care. I'll get an extra lottery ticket for you.

only a movie said...

My personal shitstorm begins tomorrow. All the plates are as neat as their going to be (except for the unbloggable part), and the kid comes back tomorrow p.m.

I hope you take your mental health day soon. I know it's so difficult to be good to yourself, (I've been learning how all summer), but it's necessary. xxxooo

Linda said...

Hang in there Honey! Holler if you need some help & I'll come spin some of those plates for you;-)

Reader Wil said...

Saturday I overslept and woke up with a start at 9.23, but I had to be at choir practice at 10, so I took a shower, had some breakfast and hurried to the choir to arrive there at 9.55. So I know the need of a mental health day! Please take it!

Mrs.C said...

We are supposed to keep the plates spinning?? Dang. Mine crashed. LOL

Love your blog

croneandbearit said...

I don't have that OMG It's Monday blue feeling anymore since I quit my toxic job and started living my "retired" life quietly with Devoted Spouse. Of course now I could use the $$ of a job but not ready yet so I volunteer and then there's that pesky Masters Program looming over me - so I keep pretty busy. But it's nice to wake up on Monday and know I can stay in my jammies and Twitter all day if I want to. Sorry - don't mean to rub it in. Hugs!

Jeanette said...

Yeah for coffee!

Mrs. K said...

my boss hired this girl- and she's been driving me crazy since noon today- calling me at least 5x. our asst. called and just said 'help!' the new girl is a complete and total spaz. know it all but can't do shit.

so tomorrow is my monday- can't wait!

otin said...

I would love a day to just stay in bed all day! Maybe I will!

Jan said...

Oi vey - I hear you, loud and clear!

When you have that meltdown, let me know; I want to join you.

smiles4u said...

Oh dear...I'm right there with you! I want to take a mental health day with you...let me jump into my airplane that MLS gave me for Christmas this past year and I will be at your place for drinks by sunset!
And yes, thank god for good husbands that make that much needed coffee!

blueviolet said...

Oh dear, I hate weight of the world days. They're awful and yes, sleep is such a beautiful way of dealing with it.

Pastor Sharon said...

I sure hope you found some sunshine along the way. It sounds like you had one of those days!

The Peach Tart said...

Mental health days are crucial to well your mental health, thus the name. Good for you.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Pseudo-I wonder what would happen if we just let them all fall? Hmmm?
Delaney-Jealous, I am. I'm not sure we can still be friends. LOL
Hit40-I love my job too...most of the time. But I appreciate that extra lottery ticket. Muah!!!
Movie-I guess the MHD will come in a few weeks when I leave for the reunion. That's as close as I'm going to get for now.
Linda-My HERO!
Wil-We all have those days, I guess.
MrsC-So how's that feel?
C&B-Way to rub it in....Gaw! *wink*
MrsK-I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.
Otin-Let me know how it is. I might try it one day.
Jan-It's a date!
Smiles-Oh please, oh please do!
BV-I couldn't agree more.
PS-I guess all the skies in my world can't be blue all the time. *sigh*
PT-Well said.

midlife slices said...

You have SUCH a way with words. I couldn't have said it better myself....really, I couldn't have so thanks for saying it for me.

HUGS and lots of love.

p.s. If you want a mental health break, run away to Texas. I'll pick you up at the border. :)

ReRe said...

That's me everyday!

Tony Letts said...

aaah coffee - nectar of the Gods