Thursday, November 13, 2008

Feeling Prickly

A picture can speak a thousand words....... My life is.....ho hum, you might say. Drama need not knock at my door so I'm A-Ok with the lack of highs and lows. I've had plenty for a couple of lifetimes. Plus, I have a nine year old, I'll have plenty of drama soon enough, LOL.

I was stuck with snow on the TV last night. Sorry folks, I need the background noise to function in the studio. I escaped to the bedroom. Painting on my bed-that was a new one.

The phone rang and it was my sis. Thanksgiving in California??????? Thanksgiving? Sure! California? You bet! Family?????? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... My root canal was more relaxing.

Tact has never been my strong suit but my Mom would be beaming, I am so well behaved. Frankly, I feel stifled. To keep the peace, I keep my mouth shut. The elephant in the room is soooo big. I've come to the point in my life that I either don't let in in or I have already kicked it out. When it comes to La Familia, I'm stuck with that humongous elephant.

I was wondering about being stifled earlier this week. Some folks are so open on their blogs. I have a tendency to keep a lot to myself. Then I realized it's probably from keeping everything so private in my journal. I have 30 years of keeping it all to myself.

The Chicklet has a field trip tomorrow. Every field trip she asks if I can join her. There's never a good time. Tomorrow isn't any better. My principal approved a personal day and I'll be going. It'll mess with my schedule but the perfect time will never come. I'm looking forward to a little adventure. The weather is perfect for being out and about. Low 80's!!!!!!!!



  1. everyone has an elephant in the family -- isn't it WONDERFUL to have such fun at Thanksgiving?! sooo how was the field trip? I miss ya at TT ...

    Love ya

  2. There is a tricky balance to find in this wonderful online world. Being real and transparent, and keeping your sense of privacy and safety (and the privacy of those in your life). I struggle with that balance all of the time. Like all balances, it changes over time. Sometimes, I feel like sharing, and other times, I keep it all inside. Personality is a factor, so it habit (your journal, for example). But even the young adults today who Twitter away their life stories, or post every possible embarrassing picture on Facebook also go through the process of finding this balance.

    Do what you feel comfortable doing online. Cautious is a good starting place.