Roller Coaster Lag

Woo-ee, what a ride.  I can’t tell yet if the roller coaster has actually come back to the station, but it’s stopped the loop-di-loops.  No more clackity-clackity as the car creeps up the vertical slope before plummeting straight down.  I hate roller coasters—hate the barfing, hate the feeling of the car flipping off the track, hate the useless “safety” bar, hate the other people laughing and throwing their arms in the air.  No, give me a nice ferris wheel any day.

I’m tired.  Today I’m going to the Big City to do my favorite things:  read magazines at Barnes & Noble, go to a coffee shop for a fine beverage and a turn with my journal, shop at Hobby Lobby for my Extravagance Of The Day—a new white gel pen, and sit meditation with my buddies.  I might even go to the arboretum and luxuriate in all the flowers.

I need a break from all the seriousness and flop sweat-effort of the last couple of weeks.  I need to laugh and look at pretty things, smell cut grass and listen to water fountains. Just getting in the truck and singing with the radio, driving through the countryside for an hour, will help charge my batteries.  That’s all I’m asking, a little juice.  Then, I will gladly hand over my ticket for the next ride.

If I have to.

Though, I’d much rather take a boat out onto a placid lake where the ripples have miles of water to spread out and fade away.  The gentle sway of the boat.  The touch of the breeze.  The loons warbling in the distance.

Sorry, I drifted off there for a minute.  At last.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. strugglingwithbipolar
    May 28, 2011 @ 16:10:56

    I hope you get the peaceful river at some point. I love spending time in a bookstore, but I’m not allowed to do so very often. I spend too much money when I’m in them too long.


    • Sandy Sue
      May 29, 2011 @ 00:51:57

      Oh, I hear that, sister! I could feel the tug of “wanting” while I was there. But, I go in knowing I can’t buy anything except my coffee and cherish that as the ultimate splurge. I read my magazines (ClothPaperScissors, Somerset Studio, etc.) and I write down the titles of books and CDs to look for at the library. Everything goes on a 30 Day Waiting List. If I still want it after a month, I transfer it to my Things I Want List. This all helps me control my compulsive spending and lets me live within in my means.


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