Monday, October 6, 2008

You Just Gotta Laugh

I'm usually a 5 day a week posting kind of gal but the last few weeks have been so crazy blogging has not been on the top ten list (collective gasp). I know I know...I just feel like I've been just going from crisis to crisis this year. I am tired I'm not sleeping and surprisingly my diet has flown out the window. My Dad's advice on just about everything keep flowing through my head, "Stop taking yourself too seriously." I think a few Twinkies might help me take myself a lot less seriously but then it would just be the sugar talking.

So I am going to work hard on trying to take myself and these situations a little less seriously. I'm gonna try to see the humor in things again. I'm gonna try to stop worrying so damn much about things I cannot control. Then I am going to build a giant windmill, loose 30 pounds and win lotto.

No but really I've gotta do something since I wont take anti depressants while nursing and total amnesia seems to be in short supply. I began last night Little B had an asthma attack (yes he has asthma why shouldn't he just add it to the stress list) as I loaded the nebulizer I found myself laughing inappropriately. My poor hubby looked freaked out like he was decided whether or not he should call the guy in the white coats. But if it takes laughing at bad moments to de-stress I am gonna do it. If the people at work want to walk out then they can just walk out. I am not in control of any of these things so what will happen will happen. Tomorrow I will post a humor post unless the ceiling falls in on me, I grow another head or I loose a toe or something. Hey the way things have been going lately I wouldn't be surprised.

29 comments:

TattingChic said...

I can totally understand starting to laugh when that happened. You're right, it's a way to cope with the stress. Sometimes the emotions are so strained it's either laugh or cry and sometimes laughing, quite frankly, just comes out easier.

Brandi said...

Hey,

That's the best advice - now follow it. And, if need, be have a glass of wine and smile. I - of course need to take your advice too. I find myself getting wound up and then freak out at how I got there!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i honestly have to laugh or else i would sob all the time. if i can't make fun of my situation then i better give up because its not changing. oh the windmill idea is a good one but i built a pyramid instead,,,

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Girl, I am the queen of inappropriate laughter. Come join me! My family all know I suffer from this, and now they just say, "Mom's just laughing inappropriately. Just ignore her." My husband went from getting mad at me when I do it, to just sighing and shaking his head. But hey, it helps! And it's better than getting down on the floor and kicking my feet!

Vered - MomGrind said...

You know, I'm a classic control-freak-perfectionist type. Sometimes it's really scary to realize that we have so little control. Laughing is great. Taking care of yourself is important too.

Erin said...

I'm so glad you were laughing for no particular reason. Yesterday, I started crying for no particular reason (and I'm not even PMSing). Maybe I should try the laughing thing and see if I feel any better!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Awww, hang in there Suzie. You're right, you can't control any of it, just your reaction/attitude towards it.

When life gives you lemons...

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Look forward to hearing how things go with the giant windmill. Seriously though - you don't always have to be funny! Sometimes you just need to talk about what's on your mind.

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the teach said...

Aw, Suzie, I feel in a similar circumstance just now but things have got to change and I believe they will for you. Just keep your head down and stay close to your husband and kids and when You stop nursing take the antidepressants! :)

adrienne said...

You saw my post today, so you know I can relate! Blogging helps me find the humor in things, even though now I reach for the camera at some odd times...

debbie said...

You just keep having the worst luck, don't you? We do miss you when you don't post - but completely understand with all you have had going on.

Madge said...

that laughter at odd times will keep hubbie on his toes.

hope things slow down and get better for you...

April said...

I hear ya. My biggest problem is laughing at the wrong time with my kids.

Kmommy said...

:) I feel for you! I think that when you are so stressed, it's perfectly natural to laugh at inappropriate moments... stress does strange things to your emotions. When we drove 8 hours with a full Uhaul to a house that was completely trashed and unlivable, the landlord asked my husband how I could still be smiling... he said well, she's probably smiling because otherwise she'd be crying.
Anyway, have some more twinkies! :) It may not solve any problems, but it will sure make you feel good until the sugar rush subsides ;)

Ren said...

*hug* Thanks for this post. My husband laughs whenever things get really hard and honestly it helps me relax and realize things could always be worse. The only thing we can do is put a smile on our faces and just keep going. ^^

Brooke said...

Hang in there girl! When all else fails, just laugh. I know its tough, but I am a firm believer in what doesnt kill us makes us stronger. You are taking the right approach to getting out of the tough spots. Will be thinking of ya!

m said...

Laughter is good...make sure you take care of yourself!

honeywine said...

Mmmm...twinkies are pretty darn close to anti-depressants in my book...and should probably only be taken under a physician! lol

Mrs Parks said...

I have the cure!!
I swear to Gawd it'll work.

Get your hands on a copy of Pollyanna.
Remember the Disney movie with Haley Mills?

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll forget about the whole stressed out mess.

I promise.

Gray Matter said...

You and your damn nurturing your child through your breast milk. Yes, sometimes life does feel like those video games where shit is flying at your faster than you can shoot it down. Hang in there, sistah.

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Laughter is supposed to be the best medicine!

Take care,
Julie

soleil said...

I hope things start to get better soon!!

Now you have me craving Twinkies! Sounds delicious!

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Veronica said...

If I didn't see the humour in things, I would go insane. My blog might not reflect that, but my real life is full of inappropriate laughter and jokes.

texasholly said...

Let the sugar do the talking...that cracked me up.

You know what? I think the windmill is the answer...

April said...

sometimes we need the dopamine fix from a random inappropriate laugh :-) laugh away, babe.

Annie said...

I have the hardest time not worrying about the things that are out of control. I do a really good job of worrying myself sick over them.

One of my favorite quotes from a song is a line from "Ghost" by the Indigo Girls that says "And danced the edge of sanity, I've never been this close..."

Perfect.

Anyway. Inappropriate laughter is perfectly appropriate. You do what you need to do to hang in there. Things will get better.

twinklescrapbooks said...

{{Hugs}}
I just ate a huge a** piece of cake myself and feel better (temporarily) about my worries.
When you win the lotto can you pay for my boob lift? LOL 'Cause I really need one!
tina

tiff said...

I find when there is suckage about it comes in buckets. Why not add a little asthma into the mix and laugh at inappropriate times? Girl, sometimes you just have to laugh otherwise you cry... or go totally mad and then the white coated men really will come.

I say laugh.

 
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