Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Acting Out

Yes, green toenails on a 58 year old woman. Well, no one will see them at this time of year. I am not exactly wearing sandals to work. They sure bring a smile to my face when I take off all the layers of clothing at the end of the day or in the morning when I swing them out from under the 400 various flannel sheets, blankets, duvets, coverlets, and other things placed on my bed each night to keep me warm.

I didn't go to the meeting I had planned today because I stayed too late at work. I am in the midst of some ugly stuff at work. But you all knew that. It is what I do. It has just never been quite this ugly.

I think I am ready to be homeless or pick onions or clean toilets or just do something else.

But as long as I am where I am, I will keep slogging along, doing the best I can, trying to be of service to God and my fellows until such a time as it is clear that I should be somewhere else.

"I fear only one thing, to keep my own will." St. Therese of Lisieux


14 comments:

Pam said...

Mary was that torture device picture really a treadmill?
I love the toenails! Maybe I'll try that for a little pick me up. I hope the angry guy gets some help girl.

Syd said...

Nice feet MC. I can see that they help you as a runner--very strong and with powerful green nails.

dAAve said...

Green nails in January is the sign of a restless mind. I love 'em. I want some too.

Scott said...

my prayers for your peace MC...

kool toenails!

Scott W said...

Heavy, warm covers are what I love about sleepy time in winter!

Coir? Or sisal?

Mary Christine said...

jute.

Lou said...

Flannel is the only way to sleep!!

Ed G. said...

This little piggy went "why am I green again?"

Blessings and aloha...

Mary Christine said...

And imagine the irony when I realized that I am wearing peep toe shoes today because it is warm outside and I am sick of wearing dreary winter clothes. So I am wearing a skirt and stockings and 4 inch heels with little peep toes which show a little green. Let my freak flag fly!

Willa said...

Your toenails are GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Blog post today from someone who seems to need your advice: http://oslersrazor.blogspot.com/2010/01/drinking.html

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Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'm glad you have happy green toes!

Kim A. said...

Even your toes have a rebellious streak :-D

Namaste