Sunday, September 13, 2009

One of those days

Well friends, it’s been an exhausting week for me. It started with a very unpleasant, middle-of-the-night encounter with a large insect in my home (seriously, if I would’ve been awake enough, I would’ve taken a picture and sent it to the Guinness Book of World Records). That was followed by a series of long, dreadful days at work. Granted, I’ve accepted the fact that September and October are never going to be “fun” at my job, but I’ll get through it.

And to end my week, I hit a wall. Literally. Yesterday I ran into a wall. In my own house. (And I used to be a dancer!) My arm is so painfully bruised right now that I have to keep looking at it to confirm that it really isn’t a gunshot wound.

When life has me frustrated, it always helps to turn up some music really loud and just scream along, er, I mean, sing along. I have a few favorites to turn up that really help me let off steam: Plumb’s Solace is one of them. With a chorus that says “Grab it. Kick it. Smash it. Love it. Loathe it” how can you not feel a little relief after that? And Linkin Park’s One Step Closer works well too. Of course, on the other end of the music spectrum, I get to go to church tonight and sing some great worship music, which also helps to keep things in perspective and remember Who is in control.

What about you? Any other music recommendations for those frustrating days?

While music helps, shopping does too. I bought a new butt-kicking power suit today to wear for some meetings this week. Tomorrow, I am a new woman!


  1. Wow, compared to last week, things can only go up hill. Pastor Troy this morning gave us a great quote when considering life's circumstances. "God knows what He's doing." As far as music recommendations, I'd first go with an angry sounding song, maybe Du Hast by Rammstein. Then I'd go go a song by Larry Groce titled "In Heavenly Love Abiding." Last verse as follows: "Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen; Bright skies will soon be o'er me, where darkest clouds hae been. My hope I cannot measure, my path in life is free; My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me."
    By the way, if anyone knows where to get the Larry Groce song, let me know. I had the album (yes album) at one time and borrowed it to someone and never got it back. The album was called "Green Pastures Are Before Me."
    MAKE IT A GOOD WEEK!!!!!!!!!

  2. So...are you a new woman? ~sarah sue

  3. If making it through a work day (so far) with no tears counts, then yes, I am a new woman! And while I'm wearing the new suit, I unfortunately couldn't wear my favorite butt-kicking high heels today because I ruined the left one killing the bug I mentioned above. :(

  4. you couldn't grab an old sneaker?

  5. Ha! TGL - an idea like that always makes so much send AFTER the fact, doesn't it? I'm guessing Heather wasn't at the top of her mental game at 3:30 a.m. (or whatever time it was). Heath - you should really tell the full monster insect story on here of your many priceless stories.