Getting Through the Muck

posted by Momo Fali on March 29, 2012

I’ve been feeling a little down lately. It seems that I can’t claw my way out of this whirlpool of doom and despair. I actually told the women I work with that I have become Eeyore. Thank goodness I’m a donkey who likes homemade wine!

But truly, other than us, our immediate families, or close friends’ suffering from cancer, divorce, money problems, vacation cancellations, heart issues, a special-needs kid, and trouble with the law, things are peachy. Just peachy. *grabs Zoloft*

However, as I told my friend Anissa – who had a stroke, a daughter who fought cancer, and then had more strokes – all of these situations have taught me not to take things for granted.

When I can barely breathe from running I tell myself to keep going; to run because I am able. To run for the members of my family who can not run right now.

When my husband snores, I am thankful he is lying next to me and not in another woman’s bed. Sure, I kick him, but once he rolls over and stops sucking air, I think about how fortunate I am that he honors our vows.

The point is, things could always be worse. *dons helmet* *braces for roof to cave-in*

I force myself to be cheerful by reminding myself of these things, exercising regularly, eating healthily, venting frequently, and hugging my loved ones abundantly. Also, adding -ly to every word I can.

I have also been watching a lot of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Nothing makes me feel better than watching people fall. At least I admit it. Go on. You can admit it too.

I have also turned to my Twitter favorites more times than I can count. Dear Mom, Twitter is where I work all day and is a place where you can update people on your status in 140 characters or less. A character is… oh, never mind. Just know that these people remind me things aren’t as bad as they could be.

I could be living through the I-hate-hand-washing phase.

Or a colicky baby.

Or have a dog in heat.

With a little faith, love, laughter, Twitter and homemade wine, I will get through the muck.

But, just in case, I’m going to keep this helmet on.

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  • Melisa

    EEYORE. Perfect. I will bedazzle you an Eeyore shirt.

    I’m so sorry you’re going through such a hard time right now. I know that things are going to turn around in a big way for you: I just wish I could predict when. Did you buy a lottery ticket? 🙂

    Love you.

    • Momo Fali

      Love you too! I was going to buy a lottery ticket, but we all know how that will turn out. Don’t we? Hee-haw!

  • Kerry :)

    I think you are reading my mind.. and typing it out… In the same boat… Know it will get better… Sunshine will fix it all

  • Jenny from Mommin' It Up

    *Sigh* I wish I could write like you. Oh well, thankfully I don’t have a crisis *at the moment* to make me write beautiful things. xo I love your attitude! My husbands works til 7 pm each night and it really bums me out. But I always remind myself: he has a job,when so many don’t! He works hard! He is at work, not at a strip club! Be thankful!
    Thanks for the reminder!

  • Rhea

    Twitter never fails to entertain me. It’s addictive that way.

  • Dale

    Each time i read your blog I say a prayer for your mother-in-law and sister. Praying you all find victory and healing.

  • lceel

    Yes. Buy a lottery ticket. there is little that is more fun than daydreaming about what you’d do with ALL THAT MONEY. Besides, you can’t get hit by the Freight Train of Life if you don’t stand on the railroad track.

    • Momo Fali

      Lou, I’m staying FAR away from the railroad tracks right now. Far, far away.

  • Sleeping Mom

    Great attitude, and yes I second America’s Funniest Videos, or pretty much any hilarious movies I can find on You Tube. There are always good things to remember even when things seem to suck big time.

  • Carabee

    Been feeling a bit eeyore myself lately. Thank goodness for twitter and all the wonderful people on there, bringing us laughs or a shared cry just when we need it. Seriously, how did people get along before?

  • Jenni Chiu

    I take great (albeit secret) joy in watching people fall down too.
    Thank you for this post, because now I will always say to myself, “At least I’m not wiping a dog’s vagina.”

  • Christina

    I’ve been feeling a little down, too, and trying to remember just how damn much I have to be grateful for. I’ve even considered starting one of those gratitude journals that Oprah talks about, and I’m NOT someone who tends to do that rainbows-and-sparkles kind of thing. Maybe it’ll be good for me.

    I’m grateful you have a good network to cheer you up!

  • JR Reed

    Here is some (whatever cheers you up). I’m glad I’m not the only one who has been feeling like shit but I’m sorry you fel that way too. It will all get better. It will. Right?

  • meleah rebeccah

    Ah yes, watching people fall and twitter = pure laughter.

    I’m glad you’re holding it together so well, with everything you have on your plate right now. You rock.

  • Morgan (The818)

    I feel you, sister. xo.

  • Rachel Blaufeld

    catching up on my reading – this is so fabulous!
    I too find myself a little down here and there and it always helps to seek out friends with humor!
    I may add that moms of tweens need tequila serving spas, too

  • HipSwap

    What a great post–thank you for reminding me to be thankful.

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