Is This The Blues?
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.
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.
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!
- onegoodwoman on HubPages
A small town southern girl, trying to learn from everyone I meet along the way, those who teach me about myself become my true friends. Some...
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?