So Maybe Everyone Had a Point When They Suggested I Was Taking on Too Much at Once

It’s only over the last couple days that I’ve had enough mental space to have an emotional reaction to everything, and what I am doing is having all the emotions. I’ll be sitting on the couch feeling content and happy, reading or whatever, and then I’ll look up and think, Holy shit, how did all this happen? Sometimes I feel like getting lamps for this place is going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, mostly because it will involve getting in the car and going to more than one store. Then I’ll spend some time doing some unpacking or whatever and feel like I’m basically an unstoppable force everyone should be terrified of.

It seems like my emotions have nothing to do with what’s actually going on and a lot more to do with a bunch of things that happened at other times. Mostly, I think I’m a little disoriented, trying to figure out new routines and still unpacking and needing to get things to make the place comfortable that I don’t want to go out and get because it’s Christmastime and the stores are all terrifyingly full of people.

Benny, on the other hand, seems to be adjusting.

Benny: He's What's for Dinner

He and Ella aren’t exactly best buddies or anything, but Ella tolerates Benny sitting near her lately, which is new.

The Cats Form a Temporary Alliance

It’s pretty bad when Ella and Benny are more well-adjusted than I am.

At this point, I’m really looking forward to Christmas. It’s four days off with no plans aside from my usual shenanigans with Tammy, Ron, Lucas, and Max, and that is exactly what I need right now, a little bit of slowing down and smelling the cookies baking.

Speaking of which, I have a Christmas party to go to. I’ve been looking forward to that, too.


  1. momster
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I hesitate to say this,but I really think most cats are drama queens.But then again,when they have something hideously wrong,they barely let you know.

  2. Heidi
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    You’re doing great! Shop on the internet and narrow the selection down before you start actually going into stores – and do that AFTER Christmas. Take a lesson from your cats. Not a single whisker there looks stressed!

  3. adrienne
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Momster, Benny certainly has nothing but drama in his soul.

    Heidi, They’re both sleeping again right now. Benny’s all curled up in my new chair like it’s just made for him, which is probably what he thinks about it.

  4. tonderdo
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    I agree with Heidi, SHOP ONLINE!!! Seriously find what you like then where to buy it here. Also Ron HATES desk shopping so you’ll be stuck with me, I love looking @ desks. Of course you could go alone if you wanted to.

  5. adrienne
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    We’ll probably have to go together, unless I get a space of time I’m not anticipating and can just dash out looking, but that seems unlikely. We could take another trip out to Barbara Jean’s. That was fun.

  6. stephanie
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I’m going to echo Heidi’s encouragement to shop online…and suggest that you wander etsy for lamps. There are some crazy creative people out there.

  7. adrienne
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Etsy is a good idea.

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