Have Headache…Will Work…

I woke up with a headache this morning…one that on a normal day…I would consider getting a sub and going back to bed…but…it isn’t a normal day…it’s the next to the last day of school…it’s a half day…and…I have lots to do that a sub couldn’t do…and…besides…Bertha…says that for all the afore mentioned reasons…I have to go to work…

And…honestly…there was never really any question about it…but…I have to ask…if I’m supposed to do what feels good…and it would feel so good to get the heating pad and go back to bed…

Why am I going to work…

She reminds me…that going to work today…actually feels better than not going…

She goes on to say…that doing what feels good isn’t about seeking instant pleasure in the moment…it’s about doing things…and doing them in a way…that make me feel good about myself in the long run…like fulfilling my obligations…being responsible…

And…that if something makes me feel guilty later…it really didn’t feel good…

Hmmm…how did this turn into a lecture…Bertha…that doesn’t feel good…can you stop now…

She agreed to stop…but only because…I have to get ready for work

Jane

Yes and No…

My sweet daughters got me a new set of cookware for Mother’s Day and my upcoming birthday…and…as good as it looked sitting on the dining room table…I knew the time would come…when I had to put it away…

This weekend…was the time…it really wasn’t such a big job…but…it required…purging…the cabinet of that cookware I no longer used…including the set of avocado green Club Aluminum I got for my 18th birthday…

Funny…that was hard to do…even though I haven’t used it in the five years I’ve lived in this house…I’ve had it my entire adult life…it went to college with me…it went to my first house with me…and every house since…

Anyway…before I work myself into a panic and rescue it from the garage sale stash…I’ll move on…

So…it wasn’t such a big job…I was pleased with the results…I’m anxious to use the new cookware…and…I thought that was that…

But…oh…no…Bertha…got involved…saying that it all reminded her of my life…that…every time I say…yes…to something…I say…no…to something else…

Huh…

She said that when I said yes to the new cookware…I said no to the old…she went on to use the example of buying groceries…when I say yes to going to the grocery store…I’m saying no to staying home and watching TV…and of course…vice versa…

She continued with lots of examples…I won’t bore you with all of them…but her main point was…that every yes has a no…and…every no has a yes

Hmmm…

Jane