No one be too concerned about the closet of doom reference in the next post. All in all, things are great, kids are healthy, roof is overhead, fridge is full. It's just the general state of the world that's got me down. For right now I will spare you the details because the things that have me feeling blue are either:
1. Depressing by anyone's standards. You know how sometimes you want to share a really gruesome detail or tragic story just to sort of relieve your own soul? But you know you're burdening the soul of the listener with stuff they'd be better off not knowing? That sort of thing.
2. Political. It may seem silly but the war is REALLY affecting me these days. I try to avoid it, but I just cannot, there is news and pictures and numbers everywhere I turn. In my very opinionated opinion, killing people just isn't right. No matter who you are.
3. Personal. So many people I know are dealing with sad stuff that it just adds to my general feeling of it being a struggle to live a normal life lately.
Also, the Heidi Louise stuff (which seriously pales in comparison to people's every day tragedies), there's only so much I'm going to go on and on about it here...but be nice to your dog. Because the regret of my indifference hurts even more than the loss and missing her. I feel like if I had loved her half as much as I miss her...trust me, it hurts.
And just general moving on, changing plans, new phase of life stuff...the sort of stuff you know is for the best but getting settled on the new path is bumpy.
Seriously, all sad, boring, depressing stuff that you'd rather not know. Well some of it you'd find interesting, because you're nosey bitches like that, but today's not your lucky day ;-)
So don't worry, I'm on my drugs, I'm not about to go drown myself in the bath tub (although a bath and some reading does sound good), I'm not keeping any amazing secrets from you all, I'm just in a funk and trying not to drag you all down with me.
I'll be back with some funny soon, I swear. In fact, maybe I need to run to the store (read: make Mr. Ashley run to the store) to get a bottle of wine to help make sure of that.