Sometimes it seems like everything is going wrong. That's been the story of my life this week. It seems that I'm perpetually a dollar short and a day late, as the old adage goes; add this to the constant emotional upheaval which seems to accompany raising kids, and my general mental instability, and you've got a storm a-brewing in Meganland. It has not been pretty. Needless to say, I want out.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
How does one escape ones troubles, exactly? Well, I suppose everybody does it differently. Everyone has their "drug of choice" so to speak- the thing they turn to in difficult times to help them cope. Some people exercise, some people eat, some people meditate, some people use actual drugs. Well, I already take drugs to help me cope. Prescription ones, of course (an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety pill, to be precise). And guess what. I'm still not coping. So I'm on to new things.
Tuesday I had a rough patch- tried to smooth it over with chocolate. Yesterday was even worse. So I tried ice-cream. Still no better. Today, I gave the bacon double cheeseburger and fries a chance (do I sense I pattern here?). Alas, still no relief. And so this evening, grasping at straws, it occurred to me that I haven't had a book to read all week. And so, despite the fact that I needed to get home and make dinner pronto, I whipped into the used bookstore on the way home from an errand. Grabbed two books from the "chick-lit" section (feeling better already). Got 'em for free because I had credit from a previous visit (another endorphin rush). As I drove away, I swear I felt tears of joy well up in my eyes (yeah, I know I'm overly emotional right now)- but I'm telling you, I've found my drug. Just hook me up with a book and I'll be fine. And you all thought it was Diet Dr. Pepper.
Incidentally, the girl at the register said something interesting to me as I checked out. I mentioned that I'd been having a tough week, and she said "yeah, I'm hearing that a lot right now- must be because mercury's in retrograde." Hallelujah! Now not only do I know how to cope, I understand what the problem was in the first place. Danged mercury.
Posted by cleggle at 7:23 PM