the strong survive

November 10, 2010 |  Category:   life

I love how I’ll come across a random stray rose that has hung on despite the fact that it’s dead in the middle of Fall and it’s getting seasonably cooler. This is super cheesy, but it reminds me that if we just hang on, we’ll get through whatever crap the universe decides to throw at us. You know, just for fun, because its not like we have enough to deal with.

Today started out kind of crappy, but by the end, some problems got worked out and it turned out to be not such a crappy day after all. Things aren’t perfect, but it’s good enough and that’s going to have to do for now. I think I can live with that.

Some other things I reconfirmed today:
Almost any problem can be worked out if you remain calm and think it through. Coffee helps. Sometimes alcohol too.

Getting together with a friend, and especially one in a similar business, really helps to remind you that you’re sane – or maybe you’re both insane for deciding to run a small business, but at least you’re not alone.

Sometimes it’s better to just let it go.

I’m old. And I’m starting to feel it.

Leftover birthday cake is a nice surprise when you forget you have it, but find it in the fridge.

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and spend money on your business

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  • Anna Emilia November 11, 2010 at 8:24 am

    This I will remember too, thank you for reminding.

    Tea scents from snow landscapes.

  • sylvï November 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

    this post cheered me up for so many differet reasons. the ‘creepy’ kids kind of reminded me of my late cat who would also sneak up on me unexpectedly, so in a way i could relate to that jolt. it made me laugh.

    there was a single surviving echinacea blossom in my dad’s flower bed for the longest time this fall, and i was hoping some of that tenacity would rub off on me as well, as i often petted its petals when passing by.

    when it comes to discoveries, forgotten treats are up there with the best of them for sure.

    another greet from the land of (soggy) snow!

  • Lisa November 11, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Fantastic post – hit home for me in so many ways 🙂

  • Renita November 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for this post …. I did not want to ‘show up’ today until I read it

  • Nancy Cavillones November 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    omg. i was literally laughing out loud. thanks for the laugh– i’m home with two sick kids that refuse to nap even though i’m sick and desperately want to nap, and why, for the love of god, won’t they just cooperate?

  • unha November 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm


    yeah… been having a lot of craps thrown at myself.. my main motto these days is.. POISE…

  • wendy November 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    glad that things worked out okay. it kind of always does, doesn’t it? not that that makes it suck any less while you’re in it! and letting go.. yes. i think that one is going to be a life-long lesson for me.

    i love reading snippets about the girls. makes me wonder what oscar’s going to be like when he’s their age.

  • emmy November 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Gorgeous picture!!!

  • diamondkelt November 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    This was a good post to read today because it was just one of “those” days. And the thinking that the Holidays are pretty much HERE makes me cringe a bit.

  • kay* [from india. with love] November 11, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    this is such a lovely post (and even lovelier picture). sometimes i see the beauty in find beauty in the most random of places (when it seems like the odds are against it) and it reminds me the exact same thing you said in your post above…

  • Lori November 12, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Love this post.. This has been the week from _ _ LL to say the least. It’s always nice to finally take a breather by 2am. Hop online and read your blog. 🙂 thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

  • c November 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

    we take every day’s little beauties for granted. this rose was simply ready for you to capture her and for her to say… I can survive like no others!!