February 25, 2005

Butts in the air, waving around

Curious title, no? Well, that's what you'd see if enough people joined me today in my first, Stick Your Head in the Sand Day. If you lean over and stick your hand in the sand, that would be your butt waving around in the air. And if enough people join in, no one will even be able to see your butt or remark on the fact that you might have sat on something that left a stain.

I am feeling entirely overwhelmed, today. What follow is not meant to be an extended whine, but an explanation, pure and simple, of why I want to stick my head in the sand today.

* I have a tension headache brought on by some work related matters that started in the back of my neck and, no kidding, just finished climbing over the top of my head and hit my nose. A new personal best for tension headaches. Pardon me for a moment while I interrupt this typing to take something.

* I hate the fact that this morning, after crawling into bed with the Girl Child in response to her summons, I had to answer her question about who was going to be taking care of her today with an answer different from, "me". I have guilt. Big time guilt.

* I am ground down by the war on terror. I can only hold firm to the belief that Bush is right and the only way to win this battle is to spread liberty and freedom, even as paradoxical as it sounds, if it has to be at the point of the bayonet.

* I am saddened and diminished by every serviceman's death.

* I am daunted by the task of getting my house ready to sell and finding a new house in a different community which we will have chosen based on too little research and too much salesmanship, no doubt.

* I am just feeling like too little butter spread too thinly over too little bread with too many committments between work, not for profit demands, and my preference to be home with my children as they bounce all over me.

I'd like to say just writing it all down makes me feel better, but it doesn't.

So, I'm trying something new today. I will stick my head in the sand. No newspaper at all, no current events, no thinking about the house, can't avoid the work obligations but I will try to leave them at work today, no reading anyone's tales of woe, and no focusing on anything negative. That's it. That's my solution.

If you see my butt in the air when you pass by today, and it looks as if I sat in some old chewing gum on the train this morning, I will trust that you will have the delicacy not to mention it. I wish to remain serenely untroubled by absolutely everything today. Tomorrow is soon enough to consider today’s old chewing gum.

Pax tibi.

Posted by Random Penseur at February 25, 2005 10:45 AM

Your "no less real" freinds would not mention such things. You know better.

Go ahead and plunge into the sand......we will catch you on the flip side.

Posted by: Wicked H at February 25, 2005 11:03 AM

In honor of Head in the Sand Day, I will post nothing requiring more effort than a giggle or groan. And not the serious type of groan either - I'm thalking the "I can't believe Jim just posted that out in the open where the Feds can read it" type of groan.

Posted by: Jim at February 25, 2005 11:08 AM

I have recently adopted this philosophy myself. It is rather invigorating and pleasant. I will now repeat a thousand times: I will not whip my head out really fast to check on things.

Posted by: Mandalei at February 25, 2005 11:24 AM

What a grand concept! I think I will join you with my head in the sand, too often is it filled with every bit of information and triviality I can jam into it. Today I will thing of naught, zippo... tabula rasa, wait... those words were too big for H.I.T.S. day.

Posted by: Oorgo at February 25, 2005 11:56 AM

Oh, is THAT why I've been so out of sorts today? I need to stick my head in the sand..got it!

*off to do so*

Posted by: Amber at February 25, 2005 06:46 PM

Ya know, RP, I hate to say it but I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way most of the time!

Posted by: Mark at February 26, 2005 10:11 AM

I wish I had known that yesterday had a name...would have helped me make sense of why I made the choices I did.

Hope your headache was short lived. Sounds painful.

Posted by: C at February 26, 2005 03:40 PM

Interesting that this appears to have resonated, slightly, with people. I have ruthlessly held on to my serenely untroubled state in small doses.

Posted by: RP at February 27, 2005 06:59 AM
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