Until Further Notice
I’m logging off of blogland… I will be back, but this post should explain why I need to take a break from my blog for a little… My hopes are to be back on here in the fall…
A whole month has passed since my last post and so much has happened in that time…
1. we decided to move back to North Carolina
2. my father-in-law became suddenly ill and died within two weeks time
3. the big guy moved south leaving us here to get the house packed up and on the market so we can join him by summer’s end
4. my nephew came to live with us for the summer (along with grandma)
5. my sister had a mild heart attack (she’s 37)
6. ????? seriously.. what’s next?
got this on email, seems fitting for the some of the way I’ve felt this month…
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so….. “Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.
Pray for my sanity, my family (immediate and extended), and that I don’t become a garbage truck.. I don’t think I’m acting that way.. but I can see how my stress is building and building… I don’t want it to explode out like the garbage trucks out there….
My knitting is keeping me calm most evenings (when I can fit it in).. I’m participating in a Ravelry ‘kal’ of sorts… Harry Potter related of course… I’m enjoying every second of it… I’ll share my stuff at some point…