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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Tough day

I was so sure that I could handle Christmas this year. I went to Hallmark to pick up that cute little snowman that plays the piano. You were supposed to get a big discount if you bought 3 cards. Well, I looked at the cards and I couldn't even walk near the Christmas cards for family members. All I could think about is "no, I don't need to buy a card for parents who aren't living anymore."

I was going to get a card for an aunt in California, but I just felt worse and worse as I stared at those Christmas cards.

I know that it sounds silly, but I've learned that you never know where grief will turn up.

I got the snowman. He makes me smile. The rest of the night I've been kind of down. If I drank, I probably would. If I did drugs, I probably would. All I've got that I can do is eat and shop. I did a little bit of each and it didn't make me feel better and it didn't make the sadness go away. Actually if I had a compulsion to clean when I felt like this, at least it would be something constructive while I was trying to avoid feeling.

I know, the feelings we refuse to feel will run our lives. That's a Rhonda Britten quote, and it's so true.


  • At 10:29 PM, Blogger Marianne said…

    I did know a woman who cleaned when she was depressed or if she couldn't sleep. She told me she would get up at 3 AM sometimes and clean. I think that's just wrong! Another piece of advice I heard was to just get into it for a few hours, wear a black cape and veil and I can't remember the rest of the advice, I liked that part so much. As for me, I have a mission and that keeps me happy most of the time. I'm going to change the world! Want to join me?


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