Thursday, July 2, 2015

#thelaststraw #icandohardthings #thistoowillpass

Honestly some weeks are just so downright shitty
that you have to wonder if you have f***ed off the universe somehow.
Too many things to deal with on too many days.

On reflection, it is probably not just the fact that bad things happen,
because bad things happen to everyone.

Maybe it is just the timing.
When we are tired, or sick or worn down by life in some way.
Then it is that ONE EXTRA THING
which suddenly finds you at the very end of your rope.

This week has been one of those. There were several of those
I'm not a person who cries usually, maybe twice a year.
I've cried 15 years worth of tears this week. I'm over it.
My tear ducts are shiny clean.

Things that might not normally bother me
have broken me. It has been that kind of week.
But one thing about growing older is that I know that
#icandohardthings and #thistoowillpass

I know I'm not the only one who finds life hard sometimes,
so if this is you too, take a moment, 
breathe deep, roll those shoulders, plan something fun for the weekend.
Believe that we can do this. For real.


  1. Thinking of you. I have been a lurker for some time. I'm rather ancient to be a new quilter and have family in Chch. We will be visiting later this month for 4 weeks. If you would like a new face to have coffee with please email me.

    We live on the Coromandel Peninsula and I do blog but not very often these days. Life has thrown a few nasty curve balls in recent years and I seem to have lost the heart for blogging. You can take a quick look for me here

    Thank goodness these bad times do eventually pass but sometimes they last too long..........


  2. Sending you hugs, Deb. Sounds like you've had too many lemons recently and I'm never one to say make lemonade when life sends you lemons, I say throw the danged things in the compost and be done with them. Having a meltdown actually can be helpful too - clears out the bad when it all gets to be too much.

  3. Crying is a good thing, holding it in is much more damaging so I'm glad you could cry. Not glad it was necessary though. Hope things start to look up for you from here.

  4. I am always amazed at the strength that we pull out of ourselves. Our hearts get broken again and again and we still manage to get up each morning and find that small bit of strength to get through one more day. Yes, we can do this. Sometimes it takes more than we thought we had but we do it. I think it helps to have love surrounding us while we push on.
    Sending love. And flowers.


  5. ugh one of those weeks! I have to say even though shit is hard here, I've semi managed, but I know just exactly that kind of week/month/s.....blurghhh......I'm wishing you a weekend that makes up for it or at least gives you the space to recharge your batteries to face the next challenge that comes your way xxxx You're never far from my thoughts!

  6. I know how you feel. My life is fine for a while then everything comes at once , sometimes you have to just let it out. I hope life gets better for you soon.

  7. I hope your weekend is full of light and love and laughter. I learned the hard way how not to be a super woman( or expect others to be either). Now I can say no and can delegate, occasionally at least. I am busy too but I do have some time to pay it forward. I see all the things you do via your quilting, the sisterhood etc etc, that are for others, so what do you need? I can offer a meal, ready to heat, a few loads of washing to be done if you drop off and pick up or even some gardening. I am in St Albans, you just have to name day and time, usually Thursdays work well for me.. TXT me 0211092177 Ngarie.
    PS I hope that this is not too weird but we have friends in common who will vouch for me not being too odd( I hope!).. Sophie L-M and Amamda P.

  8. I agree, some weeks totally suck and sometimes those sucky times come all at once. My past 4 weeks have sucked major but I'm trying not to take it personally, surely the universe doesn't hate me? I'm trying to remember good things & plan good things and will patiently wait for the sucky world to dissolve into goodness.

  9. Ugh Deb!!! Just tears, hugs and prayers!!!

  10. It just sucks Deb. I know you to be one of the kindest and most generous people and I just want this hard time to ebb. You just need to catch your breath, cruise for awhile, heal, recover. You will. This too shall pass. In the meantime, it just sucks. Be kind to yourself. Rest a lot. Sew a lot. There is magic about, it's just freaking hard to see in the dark places. xx

  11. Sucks big time - hope this week is A LOT better and you are all enjoy some exhalation in the holidays. Thinking of you xxx


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