Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Getting to Know Me

"Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you. Getting to hope you like me."

--Anna in The King and I

One of the difficulties of building a new friendship is getting to know the idiosyncracies of the other person.

Confession. I'm an odd bird. Reason and logic are my mainstays. But to employ them, I often need solitude.

Today was a rough day. Lots of decisions weighing heavily on my shoulders, new deadlines I just found out about that are only a couple of days away - and I'm not ready for them - woes at home, health concerns, etc. By the end of the day, I was bitchy, snippy, and really tired. When I'm like this, I really don't want to impose my bitchiness, snippiness, and fatigue on anyone.

But I did.

And I'm sorry.

I just needed some time to be alone and think. That's how I handle days like this.

Tomorrow I'll likely be my cheery self again. But for today, I need to go to my cave alone and think.



Anonymous said...

Well it will all get better, it always does.

you're on too BTW.

southernfemme said...

Thank you, SS

Anonymous said...

SS has some vices...
pretty ladies with a sweet southern drawl.....
that tops the list.

Spin said...

I know how you feel. I have days like this too. You try to make people understand. As you know everything that comes out of your mouth is going to be snappy.
I just say sorry I warned you......
Hope things are better for you.

Tall Man Molly said...

I feel the same way....some days I don't even want to venture out of the cave. You stay in there too long, and the sun will hurt your eyes. Hang in there, and thanks for the support with my daughter.

southernfemme said...

thank you, guys!

Blue said...

Hi ...saw your link over at Sage's place...i hunker down like this sometimes...just don't hunker down too long. Hope things have had a chance to level off!