a peek inside the fishbowl

16 May, 2005

Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap.

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

The furniture is coming, TODAY, sometime between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. (!!!)

The dominating emotion I’m currently experiencing can only be described as anxiety. And it’s not just the living room, but a mixture of work, life, laundry, and a to-do list that has grown out of control. My plate is full. I cannot heap anything more upon it. If I do, well, something is going to get screwed up.

I shouldn’t have had that huge latte this morning. I don’t think it helped the muscle spasms that are occuring directly behind my eyeballs.

I have a fear that I’m going to forget something important, like, say, my children. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at the clock in a panic because I am afraid that my cluttered mind has blocked out the fact that I have to pick Emma up at school.

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out

What I need is a palm pilot that keeps track of the daily minutia. It must have an alarm clock and a strap so I can hang it around my neck, because you know, otherwise I’d lose it.

Or maybe a notebook and bubble wrap will do… :)

Edited to add: accumulated stress and too much cake-and-icecream eating this past weekend has resulted in a pimple the size of Montreal making a sudden appearance on my face. Why is it that the Very Worst Facial Blemishes occur at the Worst Possible Times and at the VERY DEAD CENTRE of my face … like on the tip of my nose or in the middle of my forehead, or in this case, the middle of my chin. Why meeeeeeeeeee?

Nature is just plain evil.


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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