Sunday, December 12, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Not sure if I should apologize for being MIA or just shrug and say tis the season. This last week was busy and it's looking like next week is going to be touch and go as well.

Had a few weird phone calls from my folks. I'll spare you all the details, but long story short it wasn't fun. While I'm sure you're thinking this is going to be another bitter rant - it's not. More like a reminder to myself.

Hey self, just FYI you have purposed in your heart not to be stressed out this holiday season. So far, so good. This has been a cloud of doom free December and we can't remember the last time that happened. 6 - 7 years? Needless to say, you have been in a much better mood. Now is not the time to let your guard down. While your Mom is all kinds of crazy with several levels of stupid thrown in, you can't change her.

I know you are frustrated with the last couple conversations you've with your folks but it's okay because it opened your eyes to some junk. And that junk needed to be addressed so this is one of those moments where something hard is being turned around for good.

Send the email to your folks, stand your ground, and enjoy your kids. If you have to go gangsta on them then your inner Cruella is more than willing to deal with it as she hasn't had her bag cookies in months. Really she's been waiting for you to step out of the way. Not sure if that is totally wise, but she can be used for back-up.

So hang in there self! You have endured a lot that would drop most people. And while things are still stuck in unknown land, there has been a lot of growth and there are better things that are coming. It's just that darn patience thing which you still think is a swear word. Kudos for turning some stuff over to God to deal with rather than to continue to wring your hands, clucking like a chicken. See? You can be taught and you are learning.

Hang on to peace. And you've had enough white chocolate shakes. Besides you have to get all your baking done in the next few days. And the turtles, aka PMS pill are more than worth it. On second thought, those would put your inner Cruella on hold. Make note to plan that out better. Get her to go gangsta and then reward her with a few or a hundred of these.


Julie said...

Don't let your parents bring you down! Just enjoy spending Christmas with your wonderful husband and sons!!! :)

Joanna said...

Aww thanks Julie!

Kerri said...

You know, for some reason, picturing you wringing your hands and running around like a chicken made me bust up. I don't know why, but that sure struck my funny bone!

I love the sound of this e-mail! You have gone miles in your jorney my friend. Miles and miles.
Love yoU!