Stress

stress

You know, sometimes, things are going so well.  Everything is running smooth, the creative juices are flowing, I’m focused and on target and then BAM!  Something smacks me upside the head and somewhere in the back of my mind, this small thought takes shape, “What the hell do you think you are doing?”  Today, with everything else on my plate (that I have, I think, been handling pretty damn well), something else reared its ugly head.  It wasn’t just one thing, either.  Then, for about 30 minutes, I just sat here, mentally throwing my hands in the air and quitting.

So, I walked outside.  I took a deep breath.  I looked up into the sky and watched the hawks catching the breeze.  I spied two Chinook helicopters (OD Green with three large red crosses on the side) and thought, “Heck, maybe I shouldn’t have joked yesterday about going to war.”  See, yesterday I heard a Chinook fly by then a couple hours later, a Russian mig flew over (there’s a guy here that owns one and takes it out for a joy ride occasionally).  I joke to hubby about war breaking out.  This ramble does have a point behind it.

That ramble right there got me out of my “poor me” funk.  I giggled (it’s amazing how easily I can amuse myself), came back in the house, and proceeded to make more quilt blocks (I’m teaching myself to quilt to see if I like it and if I do, maybe I can make something to sell).  And now, an hour later, I’m am back to my old self (but less crabby than normal).  The issues I must deal with, I don’t have to right now.  Right now, there isn’t a damn thing I can do about them so I am not about to ruin this day by wallowing in self-pity and worry.

Some stress is good but stressing (instead of preparing or planning) is a waste of energy.  If there isn’t anything that can be done right now to alleviate what stresses you then go do something fun.  That’s what I’m getting back to right now.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I have an Amazon store!

One part of my discovering who I am (and want to be) is a goal of becoming a bit more organized.  Since most of the resources I list (mostly on my other blogs) include links to the product (and we all know how long many links can survive over time), I decided to list as much as I can in an Amazon store.   Everything I have ever mentioned here (or neglected to mention) that has helped me throughout this journey I’ve officially been on for 6 months.  The link for the store is in the top menu, and the side menu.  I know I have forgotten to add many of the books I have read over the years, so I will be updating the store as I remember.

http://astore.amazon.com/brennole-20

Thank you.  OH!  I’ve also listed some of my favorite time wasters (stress relievers) over the past few years (I can’t wait for Doom 4 next year 🙂 ).

Brenda