Stopping for a Red Flag Waving

Some would wish to call the events of my week, the week from Hell. At some parts of it, those were the shortest easiest words to allow to spring forth from my lips to explain what others must have seen on my physical body expression without me complaining nor saying a word to them. Sometimes I like to allow one person that I allow close to me to share what I perceive in a moment to be a burden that seems sooooo vast to me that I begin to laugh at it–which to outsiders appears hysterical or unbalanced. It’s a nice relief seeing that response from others, and provides additional fodder to feed the laughing humor bits of me, and to allow a moment of down time for the rest to gain better perspective and a restart.

This week, two daughters back to college at separate colleges, mold and fire hazard issues in(of course) the dorm that is 4.5 hours away. Then she messaged me yesterday to say, “MY ROOMMATE HAS LIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!”

Daughter two, her experience so far was excellent–until…..
(wait for it, wait fooooooooor it)
she walked into her room and roommate went against contract and sprayed room full of febreeze setting off instant bad asthma attack and daughter had only two puffs of her inhaler. She rarely needs it so….

Accommodations meetings with son’s school, enrolled him into online public school, tried to withdraw him from original school and THEN after three years of this…offered excellent stress free accommodations. Dilemma he seems MUCH more engaged and happy doing the lessons online, in fact ‘ending’ learning time, to get quiet for me is an issue. But!! He wants to be able to have this at the old school–the one with the ‘fixed’ accommodations plan.

The body is fed up and has sore throat, the I’ve been beaten by a stick all over, and wheezy thing going on. I’m eating properly, adjusting breathing and health maintenance meds, and going to attempt to lie down and to rest. In order to do so, I’m calling it luxuriating. It may involve a small magazine splurge, including a trash one with surveys!!

I’m laughing now, as I assume that if any of you came to read, you might wish you had not, or you stopped long ago. However for me, this is/was life on life’s terms, I am calling a Stopping for a Red Flag Waving, so that I can keep doing the next right thing. 🙂

I found this neato slide thing on a slow down quotes search. It validates and justifies my luxuriation plot of the day.

2 thoughts on “Stopping for a Red Flag Waving

  1. Some weeks are like that. (Heck, feeling like I can relate a bit lately.) Sorry to hear about all the issues with your kids. Sounds like you are taking care of yourself though. Came over here to see if you were blogging again; it’s been a while and you have been mighty quiet! I think you needed to be quiet…hugsss to you…

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  2. Thank you! I got four hours to myself this afternoon. Z and I walked, he even wanted to hold my hand–shhh don’t tell him I said so, we found a new trail out by the airport. We will go back, we need those flags for blazing, it branches A LOT. Then Z went out, do you KNOW after all the constant stress and busy mind how weird and uhm boring it feels? I got some blessed napping that felt like hours on end but was only one. It is a little hard not to go into a spin to fill the space. Glad I have rain drips to focus upon. I’m not commenting about Barry. You know, I’m always there. And yes, it doesn’t seem right to try and write in a way that isn’t fitting with my daily stuff. Glad to you for letting me know you are still there too.

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