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Have You Ever? – Volume Two: The Pity Party Edition.

Have you ever written a blog post that was merely intended to get a few things off your chest so that you could move on with your life, because you were having an internal Pity Party, and you just needed to vent? But you didn’t really understand exactly how depressing it was until everyone commented on it. And you truly loved all of those comments, just as much as you love Rainbows and Unicorns, maybe even more. And, you genuinely loved hearing how much your friends love and support you – way more than you love Bacon, and Cheese, and Chocolate, and Vodka. Especially because you had NO IDEA that kind of honesty would be received so well, by so many people.

And then you felt like the luckiest girl in the whole wide world – to have the most amazing friends on the planet. Because not everyone, has the kind of friends that are willing to stick by your side, no matter what.

But then you suddenly felt badly for even having a ‘Pity Party’ in the first place, because let’s face it, most of the time your life is pretty freaking awesome. And seriously, there are people out there with much bigger problems and issues to deal with.

And then you momentarily consider deleting that last super-depressing-blog-post, because you really don’t want to look at it anymore. But, you have never deleted any blog-post you have ever written. And maybe there’s a part of you that really wants to save all of those wonderfully supportive comments for the next time you’re having a ‘Pity Party’. So instead of deleting it you start racking your brain for NEW blog-post ideas, just to get that last super-depressing-blog-post further down your home page.

Except that you can’t come up with any ideas.


Because you’re way too busy planning family functions including: ‘Mother’s Day’ and obsessing about your son’s upcoming 15th Birthday. And you can’t even THINK about your son’s upcoming 15th Birthday, without freaking the fuck out, because holy shit, where does all the time go? And then you find yourself reminiscing back to the days when your son was still a little boy, and you were the center of his universe. And for a split second, you wish you could turn back time, because these days, it’s obvious your teenager wants as little to do with you as possible. And even though you know that’s perfectly normal behavior, that doesn’t make you any less sad. And then you realize you only have a few more years left before he’s going to be off on his own, to face the world, without you. And that kind of realization only leads to eating copious amounts of ‘Comfort Food’ otherwise known as Bacon, and Cheese, and Chocolate, and Vodka.

So, instead of writing a new post…

You finally decide to simply try and distract your readers with  a funny photos like this:

So. Yeah.

Has THAT ever happened to you?


Me either.


PS: * On a personal note: I thought you’d like to know that I’ve been able to exercise again. I’ve been able to write again. And I even played golf, and colored my hair. So, it’s safe to say I am no longer sick, or depressed. And that’s a good thing. Hell, I’m almost done with my ‘To Do List.’ And ya’ll have NO IDEA how much better that has made me feel, mentally, emotionally and physically. I’d also like to thank my friend, Jim, for sending pictures to me when he knew I really needed a belly laugh. You, rock.

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  • Cheers, Terri!


  • Thanks Selma.

    I didn’t realize that could help OTHETR people too.
    That makes me feel MUCH better.

    I love that faux book cover!

    And I can’t EVEN with my son turning 15!

  • Thanks, Ferd!

  • So glad you’re feeling better, Meleah! Sounds like you’re taking my one drink at a time advice! Have a great weekend!

  • Glad you’re feeling better now, but I’m not!

    Maybe it happened to me in my last post? The only difference is I used a cartoon to get the pity 😉

  • HAHA! I love that picture. That’s awesome!

    I’ve written a lot of stuff I wish I could go back and delete, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I have all of my blog posts I’ve written over the years, and sometimes I am mortified when I go back and read stuff I’ve written. I’ve kind of seen myself “grow up” over the years through reading my writing. It’s interesting and disturbing at the same time.

    Your last blog post, however, certainly doesn’t fall into the “needs to be deleted” category by any means! 🙂

  • Thank you, Marty!

  • Awww.

    Feel better, Babs!


  • Thank you, Mike.

    I’, not going to delete it.

    You’re right.

    One day I can look back and HOPEFULLY see how far I’ve come.

  • Scarlett

    All the time, it’s why I dont’ write about my personal life anymore

  • Yeah, but if I didn’t write about my personal life, I wouldn’t have a blog!

  • Roshan

    I totally love this blog. You made me laugh and admire your creativity at the same time.And don’ worry, you are an amazing mom and your son is lucky to have you. I bet, if someone else asked him, he would say that u still are and will always be the center of his universe.

  • Aw. You’re the best. Thanks, Roshan!

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