Friday, July 27, 2012

Ugh

Crab, 2012

Does it sometimes seem everything over here is lovely and loving and delicious?  Not always.

I'm in a terrible mood today.

Perhaps it began with reading this article over breakfast.  No, it was probably waking up with a headache.  Could it have been our argument over lunch?  Maybe it was listening to Bayonne this afternoon.  Work is not coming as easily today as it did yesterday, today is more like wading through quicksand.  I'm not saying the article or short story were uninteresting or poorly written, they're just both quite depressing.  As for the headache, argument, and the quicksand--I don't know.  Also, I'm kind of sick of having to get around mostly by car.  Yes, the landscape is stunning, but I like running my errands on foot.

I must admit, complaining publicly like this is sort of making me feel better.  I hope it doesn't become an addiction.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: 7:02 PM 
That rant was a little ridiculous.  Sorry.  The light is nice right now and I'm feeling better.

39 comments:

  1. Misery loves company. Complain away. :-)

    Ok, the first few lines of that NYT article are, in fact, depressing. If Isabella Rossellini can say these things, what hope is there for the rest of us? Egads.

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    1. Thanks for understanding, Joanna. Egads, indeed.

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  2. Yeah, some days are like that. Sending you positive thoughts. Tomorrow will be better, for both of us, I think. :)

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    1. I hope your days have been better, Liz. Take care.

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  3. That article made me want to head back for France, when age can be an asset and maturity and sophistication, sexy.

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  4. well, the bad day doesn't last long. i like doing things on foot too.

    hey, i have lots of seed available for you. you can sew them till late august, it will bloom and followed by puffy balloon to cheer you up in the garden. you can tell me your mailing address if you like.

    sending you good sunshine wave from my garden.
    love

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Coco, but we leave our little space here at the end of the month and then won't have a space for planting.

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  5. I don't mind reading about your grumpiness, especially when your camera keeps its sense of humor. Hope your weekend is an improvement; if not, reach for the chocolate and wine.

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    1. Good call, Rachael. Chocolate and wine do tend to make the world seem a little brighter.

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  6. I get it, the grumpiness about the age thing. When I turned fifty a year ago I got into a very grumpy phase. It's not fun and I am no supermodel but I never had to really try very hard.I was spoiled and now I need total renovation. LOL.But I have thought so much about it and I have seen my mother being really beautiful in her sixties even in her seventies.It has to do with perspective and with care. More care. And at the end it has to do with what else we have in our lives to make us happy. And there is so much else!Thank you for sharing this.
    ;)

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    1. I agree, Annamaria. There is so much else. Cheers!

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  7. Share everything not just the good bits. It's always nice to hear other people's worries as well as dreams... except when they're really mundane like "I just got terrible customer service at XYZ place..."! X

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    1. Okay, Jessica...I'll try and keep my customer service complaints from showing up here ; )

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  8. I think there are not many more things (in our daily lives) disheartening than waking up with a headache.

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    1. I'm so happy that headache is not with me today.

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  9. If you can't rant to us, then to whom? Sometimes that's all it takes to get back on track. Hope your weekend is bright.

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    1. It's true, Michele. Sometimes it's just a little sharing that makes the load feel lighter.

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  10. Your terrible mood has the same grace as your normal presence, Denise. No need to conceal it at all.

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  11. the pendulum swings, doesn't it? for all of our glistening open-spaced experiences (I love your writing about this--this is when we realize who we really are) there are those days where it all feels dark and small. if nothing else, you know you can rant to get rid of it--and read it later, and smile.

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    1. You are wise, Nancy. The big sis I never had...

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  12. Not ridiculous. Reassuring in fact as I look back on my own scratchy morning. Some days just don't work. Your photo makes me smile and I hope these last couple of days have been easier.

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    1. Thank you, Kate. My days have been much easier.

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  13. I think my blog is way too shiny and rosy for reality. Today feels like an UGH day to me. There was an argument. There is exhaustion and the feeling that I am being asked to be perfect (funny how perfect just doesn't exist?!)
    I skimmed over the article- wow. My last post I think was partly related to my looks- feeling much older even five years after that photo on the bridge. The last few days I've been putting on make up to feel "better" about myself. Even though I know that looks don't matter, I know we live in a world in which they do.
    Hugs to you.

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    1. I hope your UGH days are over, Nicole. No one is perfect, so no one should ask for such things. It's pure silliness. Tell whoever asked I said so. I suppose our looks matter to the extent that we feel comfortable with them. If it means a little more make-up some days and a little less on others, I think we should do what feels best. Thanks for the hug.

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  14. Oh, how I can relate!....and don't worry, you can vent - you're amongst friends.

    xo
    cortnie

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  15. Sending good thoughts for happier days ahead x
    And a good rant can sometimes do wonders eh!

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  16. I'm all for a good spot of ranting and grumblng be it in a blog post or to a friend nearby. Sometimes things really do feel frustrating, nauseating, depressing, or tedious, or just plain blaahh. Some days, things don't flow work wise. I live by the tomorrow rule, more often than not.

    From someone feeling at the bottom of a mountain today and hoping for good news to bring back the spring in my step,
    G

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    1. Bottom of a mountain? No... I hope your spring is back in your step, Gracia.

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  17. boy i sure have these days myself. i think just getting it off your chest is the best medicine. that's why blogs like yours are so beneficial. i think they connect us all, don't you?
    sure on the surface everything does appear perfect but no one has it all. that being said, there are some days i'm super jealous of some of the blogs i read. it's unfortunate but true.

    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. xo janet

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    1. Yes, getting it off your chest is certainly helpful.

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  18. It's okay to have one of those horrible, no good, very bad days and the blogosphere is open for everything, if not ranting :)

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    1. I was recently reading someone note the benefit of those bad days. It is in their contrast to the good, they make the good feel that much better.

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  19. you made me feel lighter (if it is any consolation...) by reading your stream of consciousness. I think these things too but have not had the courage to just put my everyday thoughts on blog. So thank you for this: as always, you inspire me. I also think we need "down" days to appreciate the "up" days more P.s. hope tomorrow is better for you.

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    1. My days have been much better, Amelia. Thank you. And yes, as I noted just above your comment, I agree about the down helping us appreciate the up.

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  20. Oh dear - sorry to hear about your bad day. Good for you for sharing your thoughts and feelings though - sometimes things are a bit to "easy, breezy" in blog land. It's nice to know others have bad days, and getting things off ones chest is cathartic. As for the article "...women who decay..." good god - how dreadful to have your whole sense of self tied to how you look, and your youth. I will stop now before I launch into a rant :)

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