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Irritated

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday morning; it's another beautiful, low humidity, blue sky, slight breeze day.

Yet, I am irritated.

Was supposed to go shopping w/my DD, 16 - then, because I pushed her to call her adviser, she found out last night that her 4-H projects must be ready to be judged tomorrow. Three breads to bake today. Plus the rug hooking project is only 1/3 done. DD said she'll do it during the school year; I (and DH) are doubtful, DD also has quilting materials for a bed cover that we bought for her to do last summer.

To be honest, my DD isn't the real source of my frustration.

We are two weeks before school is starting, one week before the great county fair begins and I haven't had beach time. I am recharged at water. The past few years we've had beach time. This year we are holding vacation time for when our eldest returns home after teaching in Korea and our middle son finishes college. We will take a vacation, just not sure how much or where as DD will be in school. Walking last night, my DH admitted to wanting to just drive up to MI instead of work.

So much to do - past few days spent planning, planning, planning and I'm not ready for the fall season to begin yet. Local people don't get it, my itchiness to get away.

I ate poorly the past two days - no binges but here and there poor choices. I'd stopped logging my food, thinking logging my exercise would be enough. Nope! Back to logging both eating and exercise. Water too though that isn't an issue for me.

So, back to my mood. Tuesday we are going to KI, a 3 month delay celebrating DD's 16th bday w/her friends - delay due to weather issues before. So, I can hang at the fake water area.

My challenge today is to find a way to let go of my irritation. To find a way to relax and enjoy w/out water. To do some planning and yet find joy in the day. To not give into poor eating choices just because I am irritable and pitying myself for no lake vacation.
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PASTORJO 8/12/2011 1:40PM

    thanks for understanding! I feel selfish sometimes about it, but I really recharge around water. I have wave CD's but they don't cut it.

I worked outside w/my laptop, walked to a coffee shop, worked more at an outside table, walked 2 more miles to the bank and grocery, felt much better - then fell going up the front porch steps to check on the mail. Fell down hard on my left knee - a big welt!
I'm sitting on the couch w/a bag of frozen corn on it, eating lunch and hoping it goes away so I can go to a German picnic this evening with my husband.

Walking in the sunshine did help.

Maybe the short family vacation can be somewhere with real water. Need to check out $$$ and see.

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MRE1956 8/12/2011 10:47AM

    I share your irritation and frustration - I haven't had a true, bona-fide, out-of-state vacation by my standards (i.e., at least one week in length, crossing MORE THAN ONE state line, with pay) since '07......I also had to give up a mini-weekend a few weeks ago in lieu of another event - while I totally understood the logical reasons for doing so, it still distressed me....

Is there absolutely NO way you can get any "non-fake" water time at all in?
Such a shame......I personally REALLY hate to "settle" with things that are so vital to one's psychological well-being.....

I wish you all the best!

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