May 23rd 2018

May 23rd 2018

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Monday Musings

One of the series that I watch with my husband is the old Alias series. I have only watched
the fifth season once, but the other night when Sidney Bristow is pregnant and she tells
a man that she is feeling very hormonal just before she kicks him and his chair out the
window. I laughed and laughed because there are days when I would just love
to kick someone out the window like that, well if I knew how to do kick boxing. :)

I was thinking today of the place I am in my life. I think
because I picked up this book I love and I try to read it
about once a year. I don't know if I would recommend it as
the story centers on a woman who battles depression and has
tried repeatably to take her own life. I read it because part of
her journey to wholeness is to build a house on a island by herself,
with only hand tools. The name of the book is called Folly, by Laurie B. King.
Today as I started reading I realized I am now the same age as the woman
in the book.

In one of my devotional books, I read this little blurb and really it helped me to understand
when the dark tunnel would invade my life and helped me to understand it. You know
those days when I am feeling hormonal.

Understanding Your Emotions:

"The difference in estrogen levels in a woman's body during various times
of the month correlates to a predictable pattern of behaviors and emotions.
In general, during the first week of her cycle she is outgoing, ambitious, optimistic...
and self-confident. During the second week she is hopeful, easygoing, creative...and has
inner strength and a sense of well being...

The third week she lacks coordination, longs for impatient...gloomy.
The fourth week she is very irritable, touchy and withdrawn... and lacks self-confidence.

Whew! is it any wonder that interpersonal conflicts sometimes seem to come from
nowhere? Naturally, these characteristics are not true for all woman
and some women struggle with them more than others (and their families struggle
right along with them)
Maybe you need to tell yourself, "Tomorrow or next week will be better" or "
it will soon pass, just hang in there!"
(Kathy Babbitt, Habits of the Heart.)

When I read that and a light came on for me. I wasn't crazy and deranged like
I thought. I learned to exercise when I felt the anger coming on, I learned to cut
out chocolate. I cannot not eat it at all due to the migraines now. I still have
to really guard my mind.
I was just thinking about it as today was a clumsy day. I broke a jar of pickles at
the grocery store. I had to go find the guy to clean it up and I felt horrible, because
they were so busy. I dropped every bit of produce I was trying to put in a bag.
I even poked myself in the eye with my thumb. I was afraid to operate any heavy
machinery today. Still there are days when I want to go out and yell at the birds
for making so much noise.

I just thought I would share this with you today. I know it is because I started
that book, but I thought maybe I would share just a bit, because well, I do have
those days.

Have a great Monday.


  1. That's what I like about you - you're perfectly honest. I hate those clutzy days when you wonder how you ever made it thru without serious injury. :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing all of that, Kim. Today will be a better day.

  3. I love the image of Sidney kicking the guy out the window. That is where I was yesterday - so its lucky Mr. Fix-it didn't show up.

  4. Oh....and "poked yourself in the eye with your thumb"??? Hahahaha You better stay inside today!

  5. Oh sure you didn't hear God today say, "Kim I need you write about this because your blog friend Janette needs to hear it?"
    Thanks so much...well last week was week three and I fell flat on my back in the middle of the road, slipped on our snow/ coordination gone...this week, well I got up this morning and exercised so I wouldn't divorce my kids and the touchy, withdrawn is really kicking in gear! Now I need to go put on duct tape on my mouth. LOL
    So this was such a lift...thanks so much! Now I will try to now kick anyone out of the window!!

  6. I can always tell when I'm close to that time of the month, because it's like I'm looking at myself from the outside thinking "what the heck is wrong with you?!?" but not being able to change. It's just like that quote, I tell myself it will get better next week.

  7. Kim, I was reading your blog to my daughter as she was breastfeeding and I wa checking out a few blogs and we both had to laugh at you poking yourself in the eye with your thumb.

    it's nice to know that you are as normal as anybody else and we all go through that phase sooner or later. That's what makes us stronger in the end. Love ya, hugs. JB

  8. Gosh, I always just thought it was because I was evil. I'm glad that at least some of it is hormones. :-p

  9. You've got it girl...I read Sugar Busters and the light came on...I did it faithfully for 3 years and all the PMS etc went away and i felt great!! I need to restart. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Oh the description of the weeks is right on for me. I think my husband would like to comment on this post too. I am in that irritable, stop your darn singing birds kinda week myself. He says I’m snippy and I guess I am. I keep trying to do better but it’s just not in me as another little dig makes me feel so much better. Bless him Lord, how does he stand me? :)
    Hugs, Amy
    PS-it’s ok about the pickles--there are at least 5 clumsy women a day in a grocery store--they are used to it :) LOL

  11. I can always tell on my driving when my coordination has gone awry. Yep, same time every month...
    Oh, and people do the most annoying things these days too. (Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that I *notice* all these annoying things only on these days!)


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