Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hunkering Down

I last used those words during the hurricane we had at the end of August, but they feel appropriate now.  Or at least they sound better than "running and hiding" and make me feel like less of a pathetic wuss.  I'm about to go out for lunch, even though I brought stuff to make my own, because I've just gotta get out of here.  They're about to have the shower for my coworker's oops baby.  This is the coworker that had the baby a month early after a ruptured placenta, and I'm REALLY glad that she's ok and the baby's ok, but she's brining the baby, and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to handle the shower even before she had the baby early.  I had tears in my eyes signing the card earlier today, and that was my signal that I just couldn't do it this time.  So I'm trying to hunker down and make a tiny little secure cave to hide in, just big enough for the turtle shell I'm trying to withdraw into so I can survive.


  1. Except, Mommy to the rescue! I called about something else, noticed your voice as I was hanging up, called back. When you told me what was wrong I sent you out for the afternoon instead, & now in addition to lunch, you're going shopping just for yourself. Whatever you pick out is my early birthday present to you! A whole afternoon on your own just to do something nice for yourself :) I love you, Baby :)

  2. Of course, I don't believe in coincidences. I "happened" to call you at just the right moment about some Tupperware I've had for quite awhile.