Or maybe I’m still a bit touchy these days. But it seems to me that every breathing thing on earth is doing its best to get on my last nerve. I was trying to feed the kids last week, as AS USUAL, Wumpy decides that this is a good time to rummage around in the kitchen. The minute I step out, he starts sniffing around.Mind you we’ve had the ridiculous animal for over 7 years and he’s never had anything but a cushy, non-threatening existence.I’m not sure what he thinks I’m going to do to him in the kitchen that I wouldn’t do anywhere else in the house. But apparently he fears for his life.And our routine doesn’t really change. I do the same thing every day at lunch….…which is walk in and out of the kitchen about 47 million times.And even though the reality around him never changes, the inaccurate reality in his mind doesn’t either. He NEVER learns.
So we decided to go out of town this weekend. We all needed a little break.
We don’t do “vacations”. Really. Never. We just move. But we all needed to get out and a friend’s house opened up at the coast, so we went. Spur of the moment. I decided that I would really work at chilling out. In my mind. I’m always a fairly relaxed person, so maybe “chilling” isn’t the right word to describe something I had to work at.It was more a “temporary nerves” thing. I was going to let the little things roll off my back. Ignore all the noises that were aimed at getting me all worked up.But man I was hoping to get away from the repetition of daily life.Oh well. You win some you lose some.Marbles, that is.There are kids in Africa who don’t even have MOMMIES! Stop belly-aching about your “WERM!” (and the Mommy-less thing is a BAD thing, just in case you are wondering, 3-year-old!)
But then, we got to the coast and suddenly things seemed just fine. The house we were in is my favorite kind of house in that there is mystery in it.Seashells and chandeliers and old old furniture from Europe.Even Wumpus enjoyed himself, although he had moments of fearful expressions….But we were RIGHT on the water and it was quiet.And cozy….And the weather was PERFECT!!moron…..