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Only When Your Eyes Are Closed

My boy is flying. Without me. This has happened before, once, with his grandmother. This time out he’s all on his own but he seemed a-ok with it. Still. I want my baby bird to be well prepared. To that end I shelled out for a Samsung Strive. Yep, my 10 year old has his own cell phone. Not that I can really afford it. It’s been quite a week. Recent (and constant) pressures have me feeling like a rotten egg about to crack. In super slo-mo mode. We’re just barely scraping by financially. The city is giving me until Monday to clean up my yard (with my lawnmower that won’t start). Work is very busy - both the day job and the side gigs. And as soon as the boy gets back from this trip he will be starting the school year at a new school. Only the School District Center is, rather suddenly, re-evaluating our school choice. Worrying about it all has me prone to anxiety attacks that wake me in the middle of the night and tension headaches that knock me on my ass during the day. I’ve been trying to power through it while remaining as peppy as possible but I feel like I’ve hit a wall.

How about five good things instead? I know I could use some happy happy.

Speaking of the Soap Factory, last Saturday‚Äôs Minneapolis Indie Xpo there was a huge success, despite the weather and lack of a/c, as was Sunday’s Homegrown Experience. The entire weekend was busy with family and friends and events. Downtime was spent listening to this 60s melodic pop influenced Revolver, from France and thinking about cooking, but not actually doing it. I fully intended to make these apricot / strawberry / yogurt popsicles but haven’t had time to just yet. Now the weather has cooled off nicely (but my apricots may have gone entirely bad) so I plan to make this pasta sauce instead. And to do plenty of deep breathing, to get through the next two weeks without my son.

my son, swinging inside The Soap Factory


  1. amanda wrote:

    if it makes you feel any better, it’s hard to be in a bad mood while listening to this song, which is TERRIBLY NSFW. which hasn’t stopped me from dancing around the house and singing it. it’s hard to furrow my brow when singing “f*ck you” in a perky voice!

    that being said, i hope the headaches leave you alone and that the next two weeks are nothing but awesome adult adventures.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! Thanks Amanda. That totally helps. Now if my head would just feel better so I can get some sleep. It’s been pointed out to me that I am not unlike this T-Rex who has been up for 41 hours straight:

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  3. e. wrote:

    Amanda, thanks so much for posting that video, I love CeeLo!

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

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