Sounds Like Life

>> Friday, April 03, 2009

I am sooooo glad it is Friday. Well sorta. Other than having the yard sale in the morning I am excited it is the weekend. This week has been dragging by at a snail's pace. Can I just say you can totally tell how the economy is affecting all areas of business. I am normally slammed at the end of the month but this month? It was like any average work day. So time is inching by and I am finally done with this week. Yay!

Between family dramas, work, Lily, and just life I am drained! I thought getting to bed before 11pm every night would have a positive affect but honestly I have been so tired for weeks. I even feel my patience slowly getting less and less (if that is possible). For example this morning I was getting Lily dressed. She is not a morning person...just like her Momma. Well I am trying to stand her up to get her shirt straight and untwisted. Of course she gets spaghetti legs and starts flailing. So I keep trying to no avail and then finally just let her sit (still screaming by the way) and then she flails back and hits her head on the wall. Not hard but enough to startle her into another bout of screaming. I just wasn't in the mood for it. Not that there is a mood for fussy baby. So I picked her up and set her in the crib and stepped away to regain my patience. I'll be honest it is not always easy being a parent. And the little things like pitching fits, which is common when you have a baby, just sometimes get to you. They don't understand that flailing and screaming flusters you and that they could hurt themselves. She just knows that she still wanted to be asleep. Me too, kid. Me too. Luckily God does give you parent patience and it doesn't take more than thirty seconds to regain composure and scoop them up with lots of kisses. Which immediately calms the fit of course. Her shirt was still twisted at the end of this though. Oh well, you learn to go with it. It is weird, normally the fit wouldn't bother me but I am glad I know enough to step away and relax for a second when it does.

Maybe it's just tiredness, maybe it's stress. I am not sure. But I heard a song on the way to work. I love country music. Well let me rephrase. I pretty much love all music that I can understand but I have been on a country kick for about a year. It made me laugh because it put things in perspective. The song wasn't spectacular but the words were right on target. Basically we get stressed, our babies scream for no apparent reason, and you know what....suck it up. Haha. It's a good ol' self pep talk. Enjoy!

Sounds like Life to Me by Darryl Worley
Got a call last night from an old friends wife, said, I hate to bother you
But Johnny Ray fell off the wagon, hed been gone all afternoon
Well, I know my buddy, so I drove to Scullys and found him at the bar
Said, Hey Man, whats goin on, He said, I dont know where to start
Sarah's old car startin to fall apart and the washer quit last week
We had to put Mama in the nursing home and the baby's cuttin teeth

Sounds Like Life To Me
I didnt get much work this week and I got bills to pay
I said, I know this aint what you wanna hear but its what Im gonna say
Sounds like life to me, it aint no fantasy
It just a common case of everyday reality
Man, I know its tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk youre caught up in some tragedy
It sounds like life to me

Well, his face turned red and he shook his head
He said, you dont understand, three kids and a wife depend on me
And Im just one man, top it off we just found out that Sarahs two months late
I said, Hey, bartender, set us up a round, we gotta celebrate
Sounds like life to me, aint no destiny
Yeah, the only thing for certain is uncertainty
You gotta hold on tight, just enjoy the ride
Get used to all this unpredictability, sounds like life
Man, I know its tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk youre caught up in some tragedy
Sounds like life to me (sounds like life to me)
Sounds like life