Wedding Bells… And Silliness

Two more days and my only son will be wed!  What a day Thursday (August 25) will be.  There’s a hurricane in the Atlantic that’s still deciding where it will hit.  (I’m expecting it to be an unwelcome guest at my son’s reception).

Now I know you think that’s a silly thing to say, but I’ve learned over the years to ALWAYS expect the unexpected and “cover all the angles.”  My logic is this:  if I plan for it now and it doesn’t happen — good.  If I don’t plan for it and it happens, who knows how I’ll react.

I have never handled change very well, as any of my close relatives can tell you.  That’s just one of the many reasons why I retired early from Government service.  I just knew I would have a heart attack or stroke if I continued working; so I retired at 52 instead of struggling to put in 3 more years for a full retirement.

Today I am once again struggling, but it’s because of stress.  I know doctors will tell you that some stress is good, but believe me if you can’t handle it — any stress is bad news!

I awoke at 4:00 am and arose to discover that the room and I were spinning around like a top.  It’s been a long time since I felt this way.  I calmly sat down and took a drink from the filled glass I keep by the bed and wished it was liquor instead of watery ice tea.

I arose again because I needed to get to the bathroom, and walked like a sea sick passenger on an ocean liner.  I finished in the bathroom and proceeded to return to bed and told myself to “calm down.”  Biofeedback exercises  — — like deep breathing — can help with stress, but did not calm me this morning.

I attempted to clear all thoughts from my mind and was prepared to cry hysterically if need be.  (You would not believe how the sobbing helps.  I think it’s because you can’t be swooning when you’re too busy blowing your nose so you can breathe).

Now I am once again blogging about my silly antics because I hope all you other overly emotional people out in Bloggland will know that you are not alone — I’m swooning and deep breathing right along with you!

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About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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