Monday, February 14, 2011

oddly peaceful

Sometimes a horrible sinus infection can really put things in perspective.  We're headed for another major change in employment and likely another move.  Just as I was getting very agitated at the prospect, I was hit hard by 5 days of mucosal nastiness and the requisite attendant vomiting (was that too graphic? sorry!).  I emerged with an improved attitude. I mean, worrying about unemployment and moving is nothing compared to worrying about unemployment and moving while hanging one's head over the toilet at 3:00 am.  Right?

The last time we did this (a mere 2 years ago) I was not taking it well.  Couldn't sleep or eat much, crying at unexpected times, migraines, eye twitches; the works.  This time I have promised myself to Keep It Together.  I came across a quote that runs through my mind all day:

The boat in the harbor is safe; but that is not the purpose of the boat.


5 comments:

Deb said...

Being sick sucks. I am glad you are better and feeling at peace. That quote is awesome.

Denise said...

You suck. (Go ahead, delete this comment. I'm still sticking by it.)

Tiffany said...

Wow...that's some pretty deep insight. It made me cry a little...sorry you have to be uprooted again...I hope the next move can be a little more permanent (and maybe closer to Utah...sorry, wishful thinking!).

Jamie said...

I love that quote -- what is it from??

Patty O. said...

Oh, wow, you have had so much going on. I've been thinking of you and keep planning on calling when things are quiet here, but that time never seems to come, except at like 6 AM. I'm glad you're feeling better.