How Are You Rolling These Days?

I ask this as a sincere question.

Like, I can take it. Be real.

Think of it as a “check in”.

I also ask this because I have a full blown complex about coming across on this blog as self-centered, self-involved and driven solely by self-interest. Like “me me me me me” obnoxiousness.

Please God tell me I am not alone in this.

However, I know the nature of a personal blog is that it is personal. Attached at the hip to who the blogger is as a person. Like, no one is paying me to write news articles here. I am not beholden to anyone other than myself (and you) in this space.

It’s really quite the conundrum, don’t you think?

Also, I am not in the right head space to finish and publish the post I most recently started about work and career and me (of course).

Because of Christmas. Because of Work. Because I have the crud (aka sinus and possible ear infection, and yes I should get my ass to the doctor’s office).

So, tell me, how are you feeling physically these days?

Aside from the crud, my shoulders are aching more than usual. Likely because of the physical activity my upper body has been up to, with all the Christmas cookie baking and packaging I’ve been doing. I am hop Blah .Blah. Blah.

I freaking love baking. Christmas cookies especially. My secret? I keep it simple. No high-falutin Martha Stewart shit going on behind the scenes over here.

Though someday, I think I’d enjoy simply trying some of Martha’s recipes or DIY tricks. Maybe when I have this kitchen to cook and bake in.

How’s your attitude?

Currently, I am waffling between “let’s get Christmas wrapped up, mmmkay?” and “Christmas is my favorite!” Depends on the day. I am very much looking forward to making some merry though. Especially this weekend when I’ll be dressed as an elf while working at my employer’s “Santa Shop”, where donated presents, food, and hygiene products are given out to low income families.

How are you feeling emotionally?

Good question. Hard to answer actually don’t you think? I push those emotions of mine down during times of extreme stress. So much so that I can’t properly answer this question. Once I start seeing the light at the end of this Christmas tunnel I have faith that my body will relax and those emotions will come to the surface. I’ll sit down on my couch with Radar, sip some wine, and let it go.

All of the above and more is why I’ve determined that I’m going to choose one word to focus on in the New Year: “Balance”.

I was totally going to end this post with the loveliest Christmas music video I could find on YouTube.

Instead, I’m going to share two of my newest favorite songs; both of them stick in my head as I go about my day and lift me up. Maybe they’ll do the same for you.

I have been a fan of this dude for about 8 years or so. Can’t wait to see him at Red Rocks (or anywhere else) someday.

Doesn’t this just make you yearn for a tropical vacation this spring????

13 thoughts on “How Are You Rolling These Days?”

  1. Rhonda,
    I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling your best and I hope you get better soon! I hate the crud! I’m with you on Christmas. I want to really enjoy it…but this has been a very lean year for us…soooo…I love buying gifts for people and it’s not going to be as much fun this year shopping wise! *sigh* If I can remember and actually do it, I want to try my hand at making Bourbon balls. I’ve never actually eaten one, but they look yummy. Also, they look fairly easy to make…there’s no actual baking involved and…bourbon. I love that you’re going to strive for balance in 2022. Everyone needs it. When you have it, life is good. Definitely worth working towards! Personally, I’m hoping 2022 will bring our family an excess of financial security because that’s been lacking over the last couple of years. That would be really nice! Health would be great as well. Success? Sure, if I gotta have it. Peace? I so wouldn’t turn it down! Balance? If you insist. I’m so glad you wrote this. You’re reminding us to take a breather and appreciate…instead of dashing headlong into the madness. We definitely need to reconvene after the end of this year! I have stories to tell and write and re-write. Would love to send them to you if you don’t mind. It would be nice to get published at some point along the way, too! As always, I love the music! Peace and health to you and yours, my friend! Mona

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    1. Thanks for your comments, my friend. I’m looking forward to blogging in the new year. Let’s reconvene for sure. I need someone for accountability with my fiction writing especially! Merry everything my dear 🙂

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  2. I’m somewhere in the middle… Doing okay but could be better? The family gatherings that I’m so looking forward to is what’s keeping me going, and of course some time off from work. I love my job but it’s been quite busy and a bit of a break will be so nice!

    Hope you feel better, Rhonda! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for responding! Isn’t it so awesome to have things to look forward to? I am feeling better, but will feel much much better in a couple of days when all the cookies and Christmas presents are out the door 🙂

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  3. Blogs are meant to sharing places and your messages of positivity and silver-linings is delightful . Please don’t be concerned about the ‘self-ness’ of it. I appreciate you sharing your journey with us. I love the song, “Good Day For A Good Day”! Sorry, I’m late to the comments. I’m rolling on one-heck-uva roller coaster ride. And at first, I was supremely perturbed about that. I like having things go as planned. I’m a list-making, box-checking kind of girl. But things have not gone as planned, at all, none of them, for a long time. I don’t think I have ever been so sad, happy, blessed, excited, miserable, confused, calm, centered, ad infinity… Here’s an idea I’m kicking around for the next year’s theme – Joy and Fear. I recently watched Will Smith’s “Welcome to Earth”. I was inspired by his choices to go to the ends of the earth and beyond. I don’t plan to go on death-defying adventures. But it dawned on me one way to enjoy life more, is to find the Joy within the Fear of the unknown. I’m not sure if that makes sense, I’ll have to ponder a bit more to solidify what it may mean for 2022.

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    1. Rose, thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I love hearing back from other bloggers about what they’re thinking and feeling. Joy within the Fear is a beautiful concept. Surely one to ponder. I have seen the ads for “Welcome to Earth” and plan on catching it as soon as I can. Once I’ve gorged myself on Christmas movies of course 🙂

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  4. Hi Rhonda! I hope Christmas was merry and wish you balance in 2022. I totally relate to this post, about the me. me. me. and feeling self-centered. 🤷‍♀️ I have no answers, but I’ve come to feel unsettled if I’m not writing a little here and there. Not that I must post it, or must I? It is indeed a conundrum.

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    1. Thanks Crystal. It’s good to hear from you. I also feel unsettled if I go a day or two without writing, even if it’s just to do a mind dump that won’t be published. Christmas was not terribly merry…but I’m still here. Looking forward to 2022!

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      1. I’m super tempted to write a post entitled “the airing of grievances” based on all that occurred in the month of December in my world. But I don’t want to bring anyone down. Maybe I’ll just do it for myself, print it off, and burn it on NYE.

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