Tuesday, July 10, 2007
And if I were a tattle-tale, I would have great tales to tattle about.
If I were a less private individual, I would spill my guts on this blog.
If I were the kind of person who didn’t care about boring people to tears, I would write whatever I damn well felt like.
And if I were the kind of mother who didn’t care about her kids, I would do a rant.
I am none of the above.
Bottom line, I did not get the rest and relaxation I was hoping for at the cottage.
Damn my naive, trusting soul – I was blindsided (yet again) while away.
I would like to say it will never happen again but I’m wary - of my own nature and of things to come.
Do they actually sell suits of armor these days? I think I need one.
Having got that off my chest (such as it is) I did have a great time despite minimal R&R and the unexpected stress - lots of family and friends and my kids came whenever they could.
Sightings re: creatures of the wild – woodpeckers, ducks, two garter snakes (ugh), mice (dead bodies only) and my very favourite – loons. I love hearing the cries of the loons at the cottage.
Creatures I did not see (thank God) - the snapping turtle (although it has been spotted), the otter or minx (how would I know the difference?) which occasionally swims nearby and BEARS. My youngest informed me there’s a bear hanging out at the camp nearby where he works. News I did not want to hear.
I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked but since you all begged, I’m posting one. It was taken from the cottage deck. (So far, I don’t think I’m going to be nominated for any photography awards.)
I’m a little pissed off that my vacation didn’t pan out as I’d hoped. Truth? I’m a lot pissed off. I was so looking forward to that week after recovering from surgery. Those other matters were not supposed to intrude.
Now I begin dealing with legal affairs – my next hurdle. Strange territory for me.
Remember my post about being nice? How beneath this nice exterior lies a tough do not underestimate or mess with me woman? I’m not too fond of that Beth but she’s going to have to come to the fore. I will try to keep her off this blog but she’s going to be a busy girl for the next while. Bear with me. Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with cheery, newsy posts while not-so-nice things are going on in your life. On the other hand, sometimes it’s a great distraction trying to think of happy things.
And it’s always great reading other blogs – especially now that I’m back with an Internet connection that does not cut out or take forever to load a page!
I just re-read this post. It’s kind of meandering….all over the place…too long…
My apologies. You’ve just caught a glimpse of the state of my mind.