Monday, May 21, 2012

What Is Wrong With Me Now?

I love the look (and smell)
of a freshly mowed lawn.
It brings me peace.
I need peace for a moment this morning.

It's that time of year for me.
Last Monday
was the meeting at my daughter's school.
The one I was late for.
And embarrassed.
Tuesday through Thursday was
a lot of housework and yard work.
Friday was getting daughter to school very early
for her Senior breakfast and an appointment for my son.
I went to the wrong place!
I made it to the right place on time.

The weekend?
A mix of fun and emotional out bursts.
Daughter. Not me.
At least,
not yet.

a meeting an hour away
for my son.
I do know where I'm going
and what time to be there.
I hope.

If you don't hear from me on Tuesday,
I was wrong.
Send help.


Lynne said...

Nice green . . . it looks like "John" is treating you well! That is a "good thing" isn't it?

Charade said...

Distractions, and something on your mind - that all. Perfection is for moments, not for painting your whole life.

Charade said...

And just to prove that thing I said about perfection - I even misspelled "that's"

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Oh wow Jill, your yard is huge. I wish there were home around here with yards that big. Most homes here in Miami have very tiny yards except for the older homes and most have had additions added to them or a pool.
I could only imagine how many miles an hour your mind must be going to miss an appointment time or go to a wrong place. You must slow down before you get yourself in some other trouble.

Susan said...

I forgot my grandson's birthday and my daughters birthday all in one weekend. I feel like the worst Mom and Grandma ever. I know how it is!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh Jill. SO MUCH going on! Hey...these things happen here as well! A CRAZY time of year yes? I hope today is a CRAZE-free day for you!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Jill but the good news is you STILL have your wonderful sense of humor. Don't feel bad about getting lost Mom loses the car in parking lots. thank goodness she has a key with a horn beeper on it. She just starts pressing the button until she finds the car.

TexWisGirl said...

you're a mess. you do sound a bit scattered. :)

Donna said...

Oh my, you're so right! That lawn is awesome, my friend!

I pray this week is less chaotic for you and peaceful. No need to send out the search party, if you get lost, heck, just have some fun where ever you end up!

Emotions of a high school senior - how many of us can write a page in that book? Oh my goodness! It's a liberating time for them, but scary - all the emotions of "OK, I'm going to be an adult, wait, wait, I don't know how - will anyone notice??" My daughter, who is my eldest, oh my, her senior year, I wasn't sure if we'd both survive! It was wonderful, horrible, magical - the emotions rode high, very high as you are experiencing. I'm not sure how we survived the ups and downs except I realized they were normal, whatever normal is!!

This to shall pass, Mom!

May your new week be blessed!
Big hugs,

Beth said...

Things will get better!! ;-)

Donna said...

Sounds like my week!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, I keep you in my prayers. Life seems to be upside down right now for everyone. Blessings dear. Catherine xox

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aww, hopefully the rest of this week will be better!

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Jill, hope the rest of your week will get much better.
Big hugs,

Ellie said...

It sounds as if you have a lot on your plate at the moment. I hope the rest of your week settles down a wee bit.
Your grass looks lovely and I love the smell of freshly cut grass. :))

Gloria Hood said...

Oh gosh! Sure hope your tough week isn't "catchy"! lol

Anonymous said...

Maybe just a couple of really deep, cleansing breaths!!!

Crack You Whip said...

Hope your week goes great! Sometimes weekends leave us frazzled!

Anonymous said...

We'll come looking for you!!!

Hope this week is better.

Fiona said...

Sending you BIG hugs Jill.

Take care of yourself.

Sometimes it is hard to fit everything in and to do everything
the way you think it should be done.

Meltdowns with kids - know all about them.


forgetmenot said...

Jill, It is such fun to read about your "life"--you make everything amusing! Some days are just like that--nothing ever seems to go just right. And, with 2 kids around, life is never peaceful, calm, or easy. I hope we hear from you on Tuesday, if not, help is on the way. Take care. Mickie ;)

Chatty Crone said...

You do have a good sense of humor - looks like you have a busy end of the school year going on. Gee cut grass makes me sneeze! Good luck - hope you found you way. Love, sandie

Julie Marie said...

Dear Jill... I am waving my magic wand and sprinkling peaceful thoughts all over you... slow down... breathe deep... relax... everything will turn out just fine... remember the name of your blog???... Chillin' With Jill???... xoxo Julie Marie

Michaele said...

You are not a mess Jill. You are just a mom.

Gina said...

I can completely relate to everything you wrote! I guess it's just this time of's so crazy busy! Hang in there, Jill.

Debbie said...

oh jill, i'm not sure if you should laugh or cry...or just ride john ;)))

Rohrerbot said...

LOL!! It all seems to happen at once. When I am scheduled like this, like I usually am, I look at all the steps involved and try to enjoy the little things in the smell of freshly mown(mowed?) grass:)

snowwhite said...

Today is Tuesday. I hope everything is all right about you.
There are fair days, cloudy days, blue sky days, stormy days and more always.
I am sending a superb beautiful day to you from Nara, Japan.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wishing you a peaceful day, week, year, etc!!!!
It is Tuesday...did you get lost? I hope not!

Furry Bottoms said...

There was absolutely nothing wrong with you, my dear. You made it and you're totally fine! :)