My Brother had prostrate cancer and I was cranky and upset.
My Daughter got engaged and I was busy doing Mother of the Bride stuff.
Both these facts landed on me within the same 4 minutes. I think my brain exploded a little.
I visited my Parents at their winter digs in Tucson Az. I visited my Brother in California so I could go to orientation and cancer treatments with him.
I’ve worked like a crazy person in my neglected garden. I’ve dug, mulched, planted, deer netted and trimmed trees. Physical labor helps me deal with worry and anger. I was just so pissed that my little brother had cancer. He’s doing really well and will have a complete recovery.
I quit being pissed at the universe. Carrying around a lot of turmoil in my brain makes me tired and cranky.
Maybe it’s a fundamental lack of intelligence, but I’m not capable of sustaining a bad mood. Anger takes a lot out of me and I’m happier when I’m happy, yaknow?
I might be deeply shallow, but I’m the type who laughs when I sit in gum or sets my bangs on fire lighting the grill. Life is just better when I’m not worried sick or angry. Duh.
SO NOW THE CURRENT HAPPY NEWS:
My Daughter was part of the CNN team that won a Peabody award for their coverage of the BP Gulf oil spill. She’s having a big year – so congrats to the award winning journalist!
My Son turns 20 today. He’s turning into a wonderful man. Wow! No more teenagers living in Empresspattiland. Truly the end of an era.
So that’s where I’ve been. I’m hoping to be here more often, now.