Veronica and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

October 9, 2012

Boy oh boy, one of THOSE days. You know, when everything that can go wrong…and little things which annoy one are suddenly freak-out-horrible? Yup, Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012.

Made me wish for last Sunday when C and I didn’t have a care in the world, stayed in out jammies till late, played with the cats, had one of those lovely restful days.

So I got to work. Work, creative work, always makes things better for me, but today it didn’t come easily. The painting wasn’t coming along and the photography felt forced too. Forced creative work never works out for me. Do you find that to be true too? Like it has to be felt and has to be completely embraced by the creative heart.

So I did some yard work and took the recycling containers in from the back lane. My across-the-back-lane neighbour Louise said hello and we had a lovely little chat and a little tour of my garden, and then back to try for more work.

Later, I found the most spectacular bunch of dahlias on my patio table. Louise had picked them as a thank you for my garden tour. (I should add she has the most spectacular dahlias I’ve seen. It’s like a brilliant dahlia jungle in her garden.) And, would you believe, these deep burgundy ones are my absolute favorite!

Isn’t that so wonderfully caring and lovely? How lucky am I to have such a sweet neighbour?
Thank you Louise, that was the one bright spot in my difficult day.

That was the universe saying, “Look V, you might have had a lot of muck thrown at you today, but wipe it off girl, there’s sunshine here too.”

Of August 20-21, 1968. Memories come
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  • Reply danadampier October 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful flowers! Definitely a bright spot in your horrible day!

    • Reply Veronica October 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Dana, I just love them. What would we do without dahlias in October?

  • Reply Linda G Hatton October 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Veronica! We must be in synch! I’ve had 3 terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. And my writing was worthless. (In fact, I also wrote a blog post about it.) Ugh.
    I hope your day is better tomorrow!

    • Reply Veronica October 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Gosh Linda, I read your blog post. We are a pair, aren’t we? Much love to you from me. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v October 10, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Veronica, hope that things get better. Wonderful neighbors can really help 🙂 I absolutely cannot do art or write if my muse isn’t in the mood. Though sometimes she’s just out to play and comes back with some really great stuff:-)

    • Reply Veronica October 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I know Sara…it just so sucks, and especially when one wants to. Today is much better though.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn October 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

    me want the toad shaped paperweight! in fact is that a metaphor? … a toad of a day that held beauty too X

    • Reply Veronica October 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Oh no Catherine, I just finished lugging that toad from England. Came form a car boot sale. I’ll see if I can find one for you. I’m pretty good at finding silly, lovely things.

  • Reply Sabra Bowers October 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Well, your photography muse was on duty. Beautiful, as always. Someone’s transition can bring up lots of stuff. Don’t know that this is impacting you, but probably so. Be good to yourself and get lots of rest. Think of it as a fallow time and if you rest, you will later be all the brighter and more productive for having done so. Would rub your hand and give you a hug, if I could.

    • Reply Veronica October 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Sabra, one day we’ll probably be at the same place at the same time and then you are absolutely guaranteed the warmest hug in the world. 🙂

  • Reply eof737 October 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I hope your day got brighter… That flower was a touch of color to your day. 🙂

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