It Happens
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It Happens

Ain’t no rhyme or reason, no complicated meaning, ain’t no need to over think it, let’s go laughing. Life don’t go quite like you planned it. We try so hard to understand it. Irrefutable, indisputable, the fact is, psssh. It happens…”

I often wonder if Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush (Sugarland) know how many smiles they bring into people’s lives. For me, their music is so real, ya just can’t help but relate. I think maybe folks just like knowing that we are all far more alike than we are different.

My days start out a little different than most folks, mostly because I have a bad habit of sleeping when I am tired, and not sleeping when I am not tired. I can wake up at some pretty funky times so I am better off not trying to actually communicate with someone who has been awake and chirpy for hours if I still don’t have both eyes open yet.

Trying to communicate with me before that second eye is open can be pretty risky, but if I haven’t had my first cup of coffee yet, it can be dang near dangerous.

To put it simply, I wake up in a bit of a fog.

I bump into walls and grumble because I am certain someone must have moved it while I was sleeping. It usually takes me a good 30 minutes to an hour of quiet time to really prepare myself for the day ahead. It’s just who I am, ya know?

99.99% of the time, that isn’t an issue because the only one around to fuss with when I wake up is the cats, and they learned pretty quickly to stay out of Mama’s way if she is growling. (grin) It’s that .01% of the time that gets me into trouble.

It’s those times when both phones are ringing, and I can’t find either of them. If I am foolish enough to actually LOOK for them, I am likely gonna bang my head under the desk (where they probably fell) when I try to retrieve them.

You would think I would be smart enough to just leave the phones ringing, but no. I am gonna answer them and actually try to talk. Yeah, not usually one of my brighter moves. Within minutes, I am sure to have someone upset with me.

Worse yet? I have now forgotten my coffee, and in my lovely mood I decide to check emails and put out fires. Lord help anyone that left a fire for me by that point because I am sure to make it an inferno before I ever get around to putting it out.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this, I remember my coffee, and start thinking it would be a good idea for me step back for a bit. Go make coffee, chill.

Funny how just the smell of it begins to calm me. I love even the process of making it. It’s like art to me most times. Heck I have 3 or 4 different types of coffeemakers, but this time, I have waited too long and I want a cup RIGHT NOW! That’s about the moment I realize I am completely out of cream. Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh!

Now, imagine finally getting ready to work and finding your computer connection is gone when they just got done fixing it very recently.

Whatcha gonna do?

By this time, all ya can do is crank up some Sugarland and laugh hysterically…..

Yeah, it happens…

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply sidney January 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    It certainly does!!

  • Reply Snerdey January 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Well said 🙂

    I don’t wear a watch, pretty much don’t know what day or the date. Mostly cause I’m always in react mode. I’ve found that having iTunes on calms the soul and adds balance to the morning. Even before the coffee is going.

    It’s best to wake up the human inside you before even taking a step out the door, for those in the online world.. chat, emails etc.. Cause the world is just not as forgiving as the humans it host.


    • Reply Cricket Walker January 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      I need to work on waking up in a calmer manner. Usually I wake up because of noise or a phone ringing.

  • Reply Dan January 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Hahaha. You have a similar “just woken up” style to myself. I can be grumpy, but more often than not I’m too *foggy* to be anything. I had a similar post prepared regarding coffee and waking up (I need to get on it soon as I’m now 2 days behind!).

    I like that you can just go with the flow. That you’ve accepted –it happens, and that’s life, and we just have to get over it and move forward. It’s a strong-willed person who can do that. I’ve tried it a few times, and I can get in *the zone* now and then where nothing bothers me, but a bump will come along in the road that knocks me off my axis and I need to reset and recalibrate again, and that can take some time.

    In last night’s spin-class the instructor had Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” cranking, and she yells out the line ‘Don’t look back, you can NEVER look back!’, it sure helped getting through the class which was a hard one, but it’s also important in life. While we are looking back, life is happening in front of us, and sometimes we just need to accept the silly things that happen to us everyday, and not dwell on them.

    It happens, ya know?

  • Reply Peg Cherre January 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Although we’re very different people when we wake up, your post rang lots of bells with me anyway…different time of day, similar sentiments.

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      Thankfully we don’t all wake up that way at the same time!

  • Reply Amy Warden January 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I’m laughing WITH you. 🙂

  • Reply Jenny September 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I am the same in the morning lolol. You want to talk to me? Do you have a death wish? Have I had tea? Have I had time to assimilate that I am awake – if any of those questions have the answer – no. Then don’t approach and leave me alone.

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