Sometimes in life, you just kind of figure out
that you gotta go with the flow.
I mean, who knows what tomorrow will bring? Nobody.
Sometimes life is swell. It's a veritable picnic.
Blue skies, sunshine, the scent of honeysuckle on the vine, a nice fruit salad.
Sometimes life isn't swell. Ants carried off the picnic.
Sometimes life sucks.
Sometimes you couldn't make yourself smile
because of how sucky life is at that particular moment.
Sometimes you have to make yourself smile
because you know.. you just KNOW..
that life COULD be worse,
and many times it certainly has been.
Today is one of those days when I am making myself smile.
Because I know it could be worse, and has been.
Today isn't one of those sunshiney picnic days.
Today is kind of sucky.
But still I want to smile, because I need to.
Today I am plagued by one of my Mystery Ailments.
Not the one that came upon me suddenly last December.
That Mystery Ailment is still with me, albeit in
a less sucky way than it was.
I will take my Hip-hoorays wherever I can.
But the last few days, a Mystery Ailment which I have had
about three or four times previously,
has again decided to mess with me, and it has
messed with me while we are visiting with Oliver and David.
And that AIN'T COOL.
I know I don't have to put up the picture which I'm going to put here.
It certainly isn't pretty, not that I ever was pretty,
but even for me.. "Wow!" this is nowhere near pretty.
But, it's me.
At least once every year or so, this Mystery Ailment decides to flare up.
In previous iterations it cleared up after a few days.
I'm going to print out this picture and take it to
our doctor and say,
"What in the hell IS THIS?!?"
There's probably a 50/50 chance that he'll know.
Sometimes you have to make yourself smile.
You just have to.