June 23, 2012

Don't Worry; Be Happy

This is the mantra I've been trying to live by lately.

It's not easy.

What with my favorite boss ever retiring at the end of next week, the truck pretty much dying on us and leaving us one car short, the whole unemployment issue (that has been going on for WELL over two years now, in case you were keeping score) which is also tying our hands regarding getting another car and making us seriously consider putting the house on the market (the house we designed and love, I might add) and a whole host of other issues that I can't blog about, it's been pretty darn hard to keep my chin up, as they say.

But I'm trying and I get credit for that, if I do say so myself.

This happy, little blog filled with the natterings of the crazy lady in Somewhere, North Carolina has taken a pretty dark and bleak turn lately.  And that makes me sad because it makes me realize that the crazy lady in Somewhere, North Carolina has not been herself for quite some time now.

But, on the flip side, it warms my heart to know that you are all still here despite all my moanings.  That you all are so caring and uplifting.  When I read your comments, or your posts, it feels like a warm hug and that, my friends, is priceless.

I know that happiness is not directly related to your circumstances, but it certainly helps when the circumstances aren't ganging up on you.  And really?  If you look at the evidence (as laid out in previous posts over the past two years or so) the circumstances are TOTALLY ganging up on me; and I would complain to the authorities - but just WHO would that be?  Seriously, tell me.  I've got my complaint letter all typed up and ready to go.

So in attempt to get my "happy" back, I'm going to post this upbeat little video.

Because even with everything going on how can you NOT smile and relax a little when you hear this song?

And you?  Thank you.  Because without y'all, I seriously do not know how I would have kept my sanity, such as it is, intact.

Now, all I have to do is get through the retirement next week without becoming a total, blubbering mess and then, it will be smooth sailing.....right?


  1. Oh Gigi - I understand exactly what you're saying. I'm so sorry you're going through that. It does seem sometimes like everything hits at once and you keep thinking, "What ELSE can go wrong?!" I try to tell myself that everything happens for a reason...but smetimes that's hard to believe!

    Don't worry, be happy - great song! And a great mantra.

    Mine has been, "This too shall pass!"

  2. I hear you loud and clear, Gigi. Life is really hard sometimes, and you have had two years of hard times. I am so hoping things will change for the better, and soon. In the meantime, if you want to smile and feel good, go to this website, http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/ and watch his 2012 video (it's at the top). It will make you feel better. It sure is a tonic for me, anyway. Hugs!

  3. You've had a tough couple of years and you've done exceptionally well keeping your chin up, in spite of it. Happiness may not be directly related to your circumstances, but unhappiness sure can be. Hope things turn around for you and you don't have to put your house on the market. If that does happen, I hope the market is better in your area than it is where my property is located. I'd have to give mine away and that ain't happening.

  4. When the going get tough, the tough get going. I live by that and am eternally grateful to Billy Ocean for the lyrics.

  5. I here ya, sistah. After we well, we'll probably rent for awhile. Hubby's work is not full time. I will be going back full time SIGH.

    I just try to hang on and remember that I am doing OK, an other's are far worse. I am healthy. My kids are too. That being said, turniing the radio up really loud sometimes helps!!

  6. I love that Bobby McF is a well known composer/symphony conductor now. :) And all I can say is that when life gives you limes, they are best made into a key lime pie.


    Because really, who doesn't like pie?

  7. I have this song on my "music that makes me happy" CD.
    kinda sad when you have to make a CD to make yourself happy, but on the flip side it works....and this song is a pretty good motto.....dont worry be happy.

  8. I'm not going anywhere. I may be slow in commenting, but I'm still here. I love that you're trying so hard to see the bright side of things.

  9. How long does unemployment last? I am skeered because I am about to be laid off...for the second time in less than 3 years.

  10. Why did i think you were in Texas? Probably because of the HEAT post. Anyway, great song to live by. It also makes me think of the phrase (and book), don't sweat the small stuff. Life is waaaay to short to worry about things we can't control. Sigh....exhale and release it!