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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

 

The cruelest vmail I've ever had



Yesterday I got a voice mail. I reeled in shock. I blogged it, then I unblogged it - why share all my troubles with the world, after I just made them laugh so hard with Sex in Politics? Today, I reblogged what I wrote yesterday...



And I wrote a few hours ago:



After I posted that I went and curled up in a ball in bed with a 14,000 pound pillow over my head. Not 10 minutes after that Christy wrote Unum...



And there things sit. I heard the mail truck come but I couldn't face it - more bills - I thought. I dreaded the idea of leaving my house to even get as far as the mailbox, and rolled over and got some more sleep.

I also thought - it's nice to have two more people playing on my team while I'm on the bench. I finally got up - to feed my cat...

Still couldn't laugh... then... I got a whole bunch of email that did make me laugh - I'll get to that in the next blog entry - and one also lectured me:



I got a little angry at being yelled at by my friend for a while, but then I refocused it (as was his intent) and felt balanced enough - with a little laughter in my head and a little rage in my heart - I staggered outside to get the mail.

Yep - a big internet bill I have to pay by the 21st... and surprise! A postcard from a friend in Oregon - she said the kayaking is great and it's cheap to live there. I can see the rocky craigs above a green river, and a red and yellow raft floating downstream.

Thanks A-K, you warmed my heart, too.

Two things I learned today:

Sometimes - no matter how much you dread something, you may get pleasantly surprised by something else, if you face the thing you dread. You don't have to face it immediately, but you should face it sooner rather than later. Get it over with. Move on.

Secondly - friends will help.

Thanks for the help, reminders, lectures, and laughter, everybody.

mike

What can I do today that's actually constructive, now that I'm out of bed? I have something to write about where Uncle Bill's Helicopter landed next on it's flight... but I think it's time to work on weeding my garden.
 
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