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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shoving it all back, among other things

     I started to write a Big Fat Post in which I compared my job to making pizza.  It was turning out to be kind of whiny and complain-ish sounding rather than cute and clever so I quit.

But now, there is all this pressure to NOT be all whiny and complainish so...yikes.

     Instead, I will give you the facts.  Today, my job made me cry, and my job never makes me cry.  We are busy.  We are very busy.  This year, more than ever, there is so much work that has to go on behind the scenes.  It's exhausting, and once you get the whole day pulled together- what then?  Well, then you have to live through it.  Double-yikes.

     I have become one of those people who sends text messages about work during mine & Tim's "snuggle-on-the-couch-time."  It's always there.  Even now, there are Things.  It is hard to stomach these days.  I got all the way home and realized I hadn't breathed all day.  I mean, really breathed.  This makes going to sleep quite difficult and is rather hard on the lungs.

And I realize, I am doing a terrible job of NOT being whiny and complainish.


     I also found this, and it moved me to tears.  It moved me to tears because it is so true, and I realize it has been weeks since I have done a good amount of shoving.  Tomorrow will be better.  Tomorrow will be new.

So won't you join me? Won't you join me in Shoving It All Back?

     "The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in." 
--Mere Christianity

Something else to consider...

      This picture makes me giggle because it reminds me of Olivia, beloved Children's book character who wakes up everyday and has to move the cat.  I look like a four year old trying to handle a live animal.  Ha.  
Cat or no cat, I think we all can relate to that.  Below are some more pictures of That Adorable Pig thanks to Ian Falconer.  
How hilarious is she in the panty hose!?!?!?!

Love and more shoving (but quite possibly less cat-moving), 


Maggie said...

Love the quote, so true. I need to "shove it back" at night too! I am always up late thinking!

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Kelly said...

Too cute! Olivia was one of my favorites as a kid, and the main reason I haven't eaten a bit of pork since I was like, 8.

And thanks for dropping by my blog! Teachers DO rule!