Yesterday I rang up an old colleague to get some news industry information. In the throes of home renovation hell for over a year, my friend was “having a moment” when I called.
How’s it going?
If one more contractor pulls a no show I’m going to kill myself! There are two, maybe three days left on this job and then we can FINALLY move into the house. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???!!!
To top it off, my husband’s way of dealing is to take off for hours without a trace, my father is having an old-age depression breakdown and our family has been living out of suitcases in temporary homes for over a year. This should’ve been finished 6 months ago. Any day now the woman who has been kind enough to let us stay in her place is gonna tell us to hit the road. I’M GOING OUT OF MY MIND!!!!!!
Ummm…Well…Er….Do you smoke pot?
Are you kidding? Five minutes ago. Five times a day. All the time. I hate to think what state I’d be in if I didn’t. . . Why? Do you?
Naah. If I did I’d never get anything done. I wouldn’t leave the house. I’d sit around eating Dorito‘s all day.
Well what’s wrong with that?
Think about it: All we have in this life is time. Just time. And the meter’s running. But we get stressed about building houses and arguments with in-laws and messy divorces…all this CRAP! We’re all gonna end up in the same place. So what are we running for and stressing about? Sitting around the house relaxing and eating Dorito’s may not be such a bad thing!