I'm feeling blue! - page 3

(sigh) I had a pretty good day at work even though the politics were kind of heavy today. When I got off and picked up my kids, they were bickering and yelling at each other. I tried to pick them... Read More

  1. by   slinkeecat

    I hope you feel better. I too feel overwhelmed sometimes and I have found that I have to take a little "ME" time or else I will surely regret the venom that spews from my lips to my daughter's and hubby's ears... My therapy is my Harley.... I take a ride on the back mountain roads and it soothes my soul. Sometimes I ride for 30 minutes, sometimes I ride for hours.....
    Anyway, I hope this finds you feeling better!!!!
    Take care of You!!!!!
  2. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer

    Man.....I wish I had been that horse he was riding! :chuckle :blushkiss
    Sometimes it was just the smells of the horses, the leather saddle & bridle, the Needsfoot oil, saddle soap, absorbine jr (he was an old arthritic "Montana mustang")....the hay and the manure. And the molasses smell of the hot feed.

    There was a field behind the barn & in the field, me & Tempo could always scare up a few pheasant, which was kinda like stumbling onto a bomb, the way the pheasant exploded into the air when you were about 3 feet away.

    We didn't have to go fast; there're gopher holes in NY too. We'd do a slow canter around the fields and the woods. I can almost feel myself lean forward as he'd go up the hill, and lean back in the stirrups as he'd pick his way back down the other side, and hear the leather creaking as he moved, pushing tree branches out of the way as we went.

    Tempo was just ornery enough to be a little barnsour so I always had to saw on the reins and duck coming into the barn, so I didn't hit my head on the doorpost. (I swear he'd be grinning.)

    Then, of course, I'd get the saddle off (no puffing up the belly now, hunh?? :chuckle ) and walk him til he was cool, clean him up, and give him a few compliments, at which he really would nod his head at me like he deserved all the flattery I could give him....

    Hope you enjoyed your ride, rusty....sure brought back some nice memories for me.... :kiss

    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jul 31, '02
  3. by   l.rae
    sorry ya had a bad day, the pendulum swings.....l can relate.....l remember so many times when l lost my temper at my kids....we lived through it.....maybe it did your kids some good to see that their actions affect other people....kids tend to be so self centered, which that is normal.....they think everything they do just affects them so it should be just their buisness....someday they grow up......l hope!............LR
  4. by   darby1
    Hey Dude,
    I'm sorry that you've had a bad day, but I'm also a little jealous! I mean, where else can you have so many ladies comfort you when you are down. I'll have to remember this one next time I'm not feeling well Anyway, cheer up Bro. there's some better days ahead. I get aggravated with my girls (wife and daughter) sometimes, and don't feel like I'm appreciated for all that I do. I noticed that you said you were going to cook supper. Well, that's about the only thing that I don't do much of. While I'm in school, I'm basically a "homemaker/student/groundskeeper/etc." When I get through nursing school, these girls are going to have to treat me with more respect . I'll still have to clean house on my days off, because my wife can't do the job to suit me . Do ya think she does that on purpose? Naw, she's not that calculated, is she? Be cool Brother Rustyhammer, and keep your chin up. You've got a lot of people depending on you. We men aren't supposed to ever get "down" are we?!? Oh well, so goes the life of us poor ol' men who choose health care professions. Try not to worry about us, we'll be all right See ya Later. Darby
  5. by   micro
    No, us human's are supposed to be perfect human beings.....
    Woman always feminine and perfect. Perfect robots, no I mean workers, no i mean nurses.....but i digress.
    Men, well you must be just so........

    yeah, right and that is a bunch of hogwash also.....

    hey, rusty.....
    micro is out here coming in from own down in the dumps party microself.......

    down is okay, cause there is always an upside......
    just hey, kick back and don't be down on yourself.....
    you are too important for that.........

    microin' on out of here.....
  6. by   jayna
    Hey Rusty. I felt that way when I was with a MAN. I like my space and be by myself for the whole day.
    As for my kids, I got time away from them often, and now I wished am with them....*sigh*
  7. by   fedupnurse
    Kick back and do some stuff you like for a few hours or a day. You can even call work and tell them you have permission to take the day off paid as if you are there! Just let them argue with those of us on THIS BB! Better t get the stress out than to hol it in my friend!
    Hope the horse gave you some peace of mind.
    Take care!
  8. by   aimeee
    Rusty, hope the blues have been chased away now. Everyone has already said all the things I would have so rather than echo I will just say I hope today is a better day for you.
  9. by   DebsZoo
    Last edit by DebsZoo on Apr 20, '03
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    I am much better now after a good nights sleep.
    It IS good to let the kids know that I have my limits too.
    They knew I was upset and did their chores quickly (some extra stuff too) and just let me be.
    They are good kids and I am glad to have them.
    I am fortunate to have friends here.
    Aw shucks! Group hug!


  12. by   semstr
    Nothing's better as the day after the Blues!

    Take care, Renee
  13. by   Ragin Cajun
    Rusty: What I used to do when my kids acted like that and I was on my last hurrah..........I would just move my lips.........as if I were talking to them, jesture with my hands, move my head, etc. All of a sudden they became silent......."what did you say mom" ?..........I would tell them " if you hadn't been yelling at each other, you'd have heard what I said". It worked every time, and I'd just let them wonder(what I said).......I never told them my secret. It was fun for me, and kept me from blowing my lid, getting tight chested, and saying something I'd regret later. By the way........I used to know a nurse named Rusty Nail........real name........Are yawl cousins ???