Monday, November 3, 2008

My spank hand, it is strong*


All of you at home can play along with this mental exercise.

Aaaannnnddd begin ....

For those of you just tuning in, a change is happening in the House of Hall. Namely, we are moving four hours away from our house. The first step began today, with moving Mrs. Hall (that's me). In the following weeks my tribe, including daughter Pancake (age five), Mac (age 2) and Mr. Hall (age 40) will follow.

There are a number of ways I can process this and present it here, in this blog. The easiest is the most crabbiest. I can lament and wail for hours. I can go into some detail about what this means and how it makes me feel.

But, I wouldn't want to read that, and neither should you.

Hence, I will look to the positive. I will fill my lungs with good clean air and be energized. I will talk about this in terms that lift me up and hopefully you too. After all, no one likes a whiner.

SO! Hear me now, o negative, self pity thoughts in Mrs. Hall's head! Hear this now!

My spank hand, it is strong. And when you gather in the fog, my spank hand will get twitchy and surely a smack will be delivered with the utmost speed. Oh yes, my spank hand, it is strong.

Wait, wait . . . .

Perhaps that is a bit strong. After all, don't all my feelings and thoughts deserve to be? After all, if we deny what we feel, it just pushes it down. And then it grows into a Zombie and really, it gets all sorts of stinky. Not that I don't like Zombies, in fact I loooove Zombies. I just don't want to be one.

The key, I think, is balance. And to admit that I am very, very scared. Also, I must reach out to Mr. Hall, to my friends, to Yoga and dog walking. I must ask for help when I am overwhelmed. These things up there, in this paragraph, these are not strong skills of mine. I am a 98 lb weakling in this respect.

So, this will change, right now. I will give myself credit for being cooler and smarter than I actually realize. I will think of myself as capable of anything. I will not numb up and shut off. I will not fall into the traps of anxiety and wanting to control everything around me. I will let go and let God.

I will realize all that I breathe and feel tunnels directly into my children and for that, I will be their superhero through all of this. I will be who they think I am. SPOON!!

Aaaaaannnnnddddd breathe . . . . .

This right here, is a moment. This is not the entire journey, but just a moment.

There, this feels better eh?

I know I do.

Take care everyone

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*I can say with the utmost authority no actual physical spanking occurs in the House of Hall. No spanks for Mrs. Hall or Mr. Hall. No spanks for Pancake or Mac. Really people, it is just a metaphor. Trust me.

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Slyde said...

i think you and i have a different idea when we talk about "spank hands"....

good luck on the move....

Holly Hall said...

It took me a few seconds, but then I got it.

FUNNY!!!

;)

Holly

Big Pissy said...

That really WAS funny! ;-)

Good luck with the move! :)

Steph said...

Look at it this way: negativity that isn't faced and released is just repressed and will draw more negativity. I learned this the hard way. Rant away! Your blog friends will rant with you.

{{Cam}} said...

I second that, Steph!!

Rave on, sistah! (when applicable, of course:)

Mike said...

Just browsing around and had to say I love all the "Tick" stuff.

Bruce said...

Happy Trails..........and Kick Ass....


(and if you are in the neighborhood....spank me baby, spank me good)

James said...

I was going to mention something about spanking but the moment has gone.

I am sure that you and Tribe Hall will adapt to any surroundings and make the best of it till better times come.

Silver lining and all that.

Best wishes, James in England

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