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Monday, Monday

Monday, April 7th, 2008 • 1 Comment on Monday, Monday

Rainy Days and Mondays

Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old
Sometimes, I’d like to quit
Nothin’ ever seems to fit
Hangin’ around
Nothin’ to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

What I’ve got they used to call the blues
Nothin’ is really wrong
Feelin’ like I don’t belong
Walkin’ around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do,
Run and find the one who loves me
(The one who loves me)

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out (talk it out)
We know what it’s all about
Hangin’ around
Nothin’ to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

-The Carpenters

Combine a rainy, chilly Monday with a husband who deployed this morning for six months and a vet appointment this afternoon for Wilbur cat who has gone suddenly blind, and you could say today has definitely got me down.  I’m trying to regroup—sitting in Starbucks, drinking my iced mocha and looking over my extensive to do list—but I think today is a lost cause. 

I’ll be okay, it’ll just take a little time and getting back into a routine.  It’s not as if I don’t have a hundred things to do in the next few days, weeks, months.  There are some good things on the horizon, too.  I can only feel sorry for myself for so long before I get tired of whining and get back to writing and making plans.

But probably not today.  Today, I’m feeling sad and watching the miserable rain.

 

Posted by Kristina in Life, Writing
 

Too Good To Be Bad

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 • 2 Comments on Too Good To Be Bad

My dirty little secret: I skipped my screenwriting class tonight so I could… work.  Sigh… 

I know that in about six weeks I’m going to be panic-free and wondering what all the fuss was about, but right now—crunch time—I’m wondering how I’m going to get it all done.  Lectures to write for Mythology class, photocopies to make, a final exam to write, tons of essays to grade for English Comp, that damned screenplay that is in my head but not on the page, eight—nine?—writing deadlines (a couple of which I’ve committed to and don’t even have ideas for), appointments to make and keep (new glasses tomorrow, finally, and my car is out of the shop today, hurrah!), a husband to ready for deployment—and his birthday to celebrate… and more, much more.

I’m not to the point where I can thrive on the madness—I’m kind of in the panic mode, which is only enhanced by the impending deployment in three—THREE—short weeks.  Ack.

I am promising myself a peaceful, happy summer with a trip (or two).  That is what is keeping me motivated right now, rather than pulling out my hair (or all of my hair, rather).  Summer will be quiet… a little lonely, maybe, but peaceful and creative…

Until then… I skip class to work.  I’m pathetic.

 

 

Posted by Kristina in Life
 

A Different Perspective

Thursday, February 21st, 2008 • 4 Comments on A Different Perspective

Civilian Married Couple vs. Military Married Couple:

Civilian Married Couple:
You complain that you haven’t seen your spouse all week because you work opposite schedules.

Military Married Couple:
You mention that you haven’t seen your spouse in months because you live in different places.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You take a call from your spouse even though you’re busy… just because.

Military Married Couple:
You take a call from your spouse even though you’re busy… because you might not get another chance for a couple of weeks.
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Civilian Married Couple:
Your spouse goes away for three days and when you’re together again you have reunion sex.

Military Married Couple:
Your spouse goes away for six months and when you’re together again you have reunion sex… for three days.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You get an invitation to a party and check with your spouse to see if he/she has a conflict.

Military Married Couple:
You get an invitation to a party and check with your spouse to see if he/she will be in a conflict.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You care about the presidential election because you’re concerned about the Iraq war.

Military Married Couple:
You care about the presidential election because you’re concerned your spouse might have to go to Iraq.  Again.
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Civilian Married Couple:
Every year, you do something special for your wedding anniversary.

Military Married Couple:
Every year, it’s special if you get to spend your wedding anniversary together.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You ponder who you want in the delivery room when your first child is born.

Military Married Couple:
You ponder if your spouse will be in the delivery room when your first child is born.
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Civilian Married Couple:
Home is that place where you grew up, no matter how long you live somewhere else.

Military Married Couple:
Home is wherever you live with your spouse, no matter how long you’ve lived there.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You are annoyed with your spouse and wish he/she would go away.

Military Married Couple:
You are annoyed that your spouse has to go away.
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Civilian Married Couple:
Sleeping alone in your bed feels strange because it so rarely happens.

Military Married Couple:
Sleeping with your spouse in the same bed feels strange because it so rarely happens.
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Civilian Married Couple:
One of your rituals is to read the Sunday paper together.

Military Married Couple:
You read the Sunday paper alone and send the interesting articles to your spouse.
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Civilian Married Couple:
A long separation is a week.

Military Married Couple:
A long separation is eight months.
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Civilian Married Couple:
After a long separation, you’re thankful for your spouse and grateful he/she won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Military Married Couple:
After a long separation, you’re thankful for your spouse but have to get ready for the next separation.
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Civilian Married Couple:
When your spouse is away, your friends take you out and keep you busy (because it happens so rarely).

Military Married Couple:
When your spouse is away, your friends don’t seem to notice (because it happens so often).
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Civilian Married Couple:
Your spouse e-mails just to say “hi.”

Military Married Couple:
Your spouse e-mails because it’s your only form of communication sometimes.
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Civilian Married Couple:
Your spouse calls to see if you need something from the store.

Military Married Couple:
Your spouse calls to see if you’d like something from Bahrain.
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Civilian Married Couple:
You take it for granted that your spouse will be there for anything you need.

Military Married Couple:
You are grateful anytime your spouse is there for something you need.
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(Jay will be home tomorrow after over seven months in Rhode Island.  In six and a half weeks he leaves again for a six month deployment.  I’m not looking for sympathy, but it would be nice not to hear, “It doesn’t seem like he’s been gone that long.”  Thanks.)

Posted by Kristina in Life
 

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