Frustration First Class


What’s that old Murphy’s Law saying?  If things can go wrong they will go wrong?  Whatever it is, today was my day to live thru Murphy’s Law.  First thing that went wrong was waking up at 2:15 a.m, looking at the clock, dropping the clock while attempting to pull it closer to my face, breaking the clock, getting up to find another clock I could check before remembering to grab my glasses — well the list could go on and on, but in the interest of trying to forget it all I’m gonna close this subject now.

Second problem arrived when I actually got out of my nest.  Stood up too fast and hit the floor even faster. Aren’t things supposed to go into suspended animation when ya fall?  Life passing in slow motion, an hour spent falling before hitting a part of the body that was never built to take that kind of punishment?  Can’t remember how many times I’ve fallen and nothing like that actually happens to me, I just stand and then I’m no longer standing. Nothing passing before my eye (almost blind in one, so yes, singular eye,) but frequently a very sharp word or two when I finally hit the floor, not to mention a few practice breaths to make sure the lungs are still inflated.  Of course once I hit the floor I try to finish out my sleep for the night.  A very stunning situation.


My orchids are looking pretty good lately, especially since I added some artificial stems to a few pots that are still dormant.  They look almost lifelike now and keep the illusion of having the blooms around forever — or until they deteriorate, whichever comes first.

Okay, still just trying to see what this blog will look like if I ever decide to make it fly.  Have a good one, if anyone is out there!
















7 thoughts on “Frustration First Class”

    1. Thank you, Irene. I’ve been in love with orchids since I got the first one.
      I’m beginning to slowly work on jewelry again, modifying some of my old necklaces to make them easier to put on, as well as more up-to-date. It takes me a long time to do each one, but it feels good again, with the possible exception of the joint pain. Just wish my hands worked better.

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      1. That is a great idea. I think most of the problem is the timing. Some days are easy to plan while on days like today it requires more concentration to trying to ignore the constant pain and nothing at all gets done. The past three days I’ve just been concentrating on moving from one spot to the next without screaming bad words because of the pinched nerve.


      2. That is so true, Irene. I am grateful that I kept a few of the tools and have the time to do this, even when I have to pick each finding up off the floor several times before getting it attached. Just being able to re-use the materials in the jewelry on hand helps also. No huge expense while I practice something that was at one time so easy to do. I hope you can get back to yours very soon. I sure know all about fatigue and having to stop doing something enjoyable because of the illness and fatigue. Take care of yourself, my sweet friend.


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