Is This The Blues?

Our Autos

If my vehicle has a malfunction, I call my hubby, it is rare that he can not fix the mechanical problem.

He takes good care of all of them.

Tires, head gaskets, oil changes, shocks, batteries.......I trust his judgement and this is his domain.

When he has been away from home, he talks me through it. On a few occasions, he drew me a diagram, faxing it to me at work, showing me what to do..............he should have worked for Chiltons Auto Manuals ! He knows vehicles and he has the gift of drawing.

He shortens my auto downtime.

Computers

Delete, reboot, configure, upload, download, restore, failed, error404,.............terms familiar to the person who uses a computer. We have multiple sites, and programs that guide us in the operation and maintenance of our machines.  Hubby, DO NOT TOUCH my computer!

If we truly are in over our heads and understanding, "Computer Doctors", have stepped forward, they have heard our cry. It is a techs dream time, getting paid to repair our favorite machine. A business has been born in cities, and rural towns alike.

There Are Professionals, There Are Friends

Grass won't grow? Too much sand in the mixture? Want hedges? Need a tree? Call a landscaper.

Hungry? Cook. Fast food. Carry out. Dine In. Sandwiches, Pizza, Chicken........your problem has so many solutions, that deciding may become the problem!

Sick cat? Call the Vet.

Sick child..........call a professional medical practitioner of your choice.

Spiritual questions........consult a priest, pastor, clergyman, fellow believer, counselor.......the only problem, here is knowing who to trust.

Marital discord? Again, your clergy, your MOST trusted advisor, but not all of them, or the best thing..........consult your own spouse.

Painful relationship with your child............talk to your spouse, your child, your parents, your counterparts.

Drug, alcohol abuse, gambling problem, weight gain........there is someone to address your problem.

Useless Goals

In my mind, I planned to shape and file my nails........tomorrow. I did not.

I planned to explore the area..........I did not.

The dog needed a bath..........it took me three days. I forced myself to do it.

I would visit tomorrow.........I did not even want to get dressed.

Tomorrow, I must visit HubPages, but I had no heart for it.

It is noteworthy, when the kitchen does not interest me, and I am satisfied ALL DAY with a tablespoon of peanut butter and Ramen Noodles seems an adventure!

Lonliness.....and.....

 Loneliness and the absence of love

No lover in your life.....

Alone after a break up.......

Loneliness and the single woman......

Being a lonely male........

The loneliness of no mate........

 

So read the magazine articles...........those who profess to know it all, and yet fail to touch me.

These things are not  my problem.  I have family, who love me, children who validate me, and a spouse who adores me..........still, my voice, finds no words.....

My suffocation is not at the hand of others.

When Your Problem Fits No Category

It is not sadness.

I am not lonely, afraid, spiritually in doubt, I am not sick, drunk, or drug induced.

There is no anger, no current disappointment, no employee abuse or overworking. There is no particular reason for worry, or doubt.

I just can not concentrate......my mind flickers, Italian cooking....repainting my walls, clipping my herbs, exploring my city, journaling my journey......walk the dog, avoid the rain, do the laundry, there is more than chores.

There are a multitudes of things to do, places to go......yet none interest me, none seem worth the trouble.

It is not my usual way for my mind to be flighty and unfocused. It has happened before......and I simply struggled through. Calling upon a therapist, a psychologist or other mental professional seems useless.....the feeling will be gone, before the appointed meeting comes and I will not be able to remember the distress I felt. I will be happy and content again by then.

This does not happen often.......that I can not focus my mind, for several days. The things that were just last week important to me, do not hold my attention and I am seeking a new interest, yet they seem too complicated to pursue.

It is coming.......I will select the music........sad music, usually piano, maybe some sax, and I will lose myself. It could take a couple of days.............then it will all seem silly , again.

Is this the blues?

How do You combat them?

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FloBe 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You captured this feeling absolutely! I have had a few of those days lately. It seems to me that perhaps the answer lies in pampering? We may be tired of meeting the needs of everyone else and need to meet our own in doing something that feeds our mind, body and soul on a deeper level. It may be the "blues" but it is only a wave and, at least for me, if I allow it to wash over me it goes away much quicker than if I try to avoid dealing with it. Some people may need interaction with others to lift their spirit, I don't. I need quiet away from others to find that peaceful place again...to find an inner order that can only come from solitude and spiritual perspective.


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jeanie.stecher 6 years ago from Seattle

For me, I just want to be happy. happiness would be the absolute solution for all problems. If I could not find one, I will continue to search for it.


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town Author

FloBe,

I do think that is it..........

we have spent so much energy in others,

that we simply must recharge ourselves.

What a great friend you could be to others!


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town Author

jeanie.stecher....

happiness is wonderful and great, but

it is not perpetual.......it is the

'searching' that causes distress.

Too soon, will you learn this.

Enjoy your youth while you are young,

that is the greatest gift you will give

to yourself.

Thank you for your introspection. It is

refreshing.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Thankfully, thanks to Almighty God and and my extreme closness with Him combined with the fact that I constantly don the Holy Armor of Christ, I have not faced such times, yet. One Good Woman, my heart goes out to you and as always you are included in my prayers.

Brother Dave.


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town Author

Dave Matthews..

Like you, I also am a follower

of Christ......so it must be

the male-female difference!

I'm good.....just a case of the blahs.


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

The old saying there is never enough hours in the day to do all the things we want to do. Great write, enjoyed it. God Bless


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town Author

Hello Vietnamvet68,

I am among those who get the most

done when I am under a time pressure.

If I have AllDay to do something,

it will take me all day to do it.

Maybe, too much free time was the culprit!


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

One Good woman Beautiful and riveting writing. Powerful and heartfelt. You write deep from the heart and I think that takes much courage. I can relate.

My hole was filled with Jesus Christ. When I 'feel' sad or blue I stand on a few scriptures. There are 8,000 promises in the Bible. Last week I stood and I almost fell a couple of times it was hard but the hard times are beautiful and necessary. When in the midst of a storm it is very difficult but Gods word fills my hole. He is all.

I used the scripture. 'My God supplies all my needs according to His Rich's and Glory in Christ Jesus.'

I am working on a hub of love about the experience.

Merry Christmas sister, You are loved. My heart and prayers go to you, in love in His name. Praise God. Hey check out 'window washer' you will get a kick out of it since you travel often. Sending a warm hug.


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town Author

Skye2day.......

Somewhere in the back of my mind,

is a story, I will share, of how Jesus

spoke to me through a butterfly.........

I love God too, but even, "Jesus wept".

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well........

Thank you so very much for your encouragement.

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