The last few weeks have been stressful. A lot going on in the personal life department and I no longer have my old friend alcohol to escape to so what does a girl do? I want to go back.....
to my grandparents house when I was a girl. I want to sit at the table and eat fresh garden grown leaf lettuce smothered in onions, garlic and vinegar dressing. My grandma always put it in a big blue pyrex bowl and let us eat it with our fingers.
I want to play with the neighbor kids, until dusk turns into dark, and my mother calls for us to come home, and millions of bugs buzz around the street lights.
I want to stand out in the driveway and gaze at the stars with my middle brother's plastic telescope.
I want to be sixteen with a million feelings all bursting forth while smiling at a very cute boy.
I would love to walk into the store like I did when I was 18 and grab the smallest size they had and it would fit great without ever trying it on!
I want to sit on a phone (a real phone not a cell phone) and talk to my bff's for hours.
I want to laugh so hard soda spits out my nose.
I want to run through the fresh white sheets on the clothesline at my grandma's house and run under the shade of their enormous willow tree.
I want to go to bed at night in the room that was my mother's when she was growing up and smell the fresh bouquet of pink peonies my grandpa placed beside my bed.
I want to escape it all. Just for today, or a few hours, or even for a few moments. However this is reality. My program has taught me to stay in today and to walk through the hard times. So say a small prayer if you can. The next few months are going to be a very bumpy ride for us. So please indulge me once in a while as I take a quick escape to things in my past that I treasure dearly. They can make difficult times seem not so bad. And I know "this too shall pass"......:)