Friday, April 19, 2013

A to Z Blog Challenge: not Quitting on Q

This post is so late, I bet you all thought I was going to Quit on Q!! Nope!!  As my lovely Evil Twin pointed out, my spice and tea shop (Spice Merchants) opened in the City of Fairfax last week. My writing time has gone from slim to zilch (note the good Z word for when the time comes).  So, I'm not Quitting, but I may be a little late sometimes.  Please forgive me.

What I have been thinking about is Quiet.  (You thought Quit was the word of the day, didn't you? It's ok, so did I)  Anyone looking at my life today calls it busy or chaotic.  I think it's the whole "single mom of two, full-time job, just opened a shop" thing.  I call my life blissfully Quiet.

I have a good friend who is going through a nasty separation.  Every time I talk to her I get the latest installment in this saga.  The screaming, the fighting, the name calling, the police always at the house.  It wasn't too long ago that my life was like that.  I hated when the sun went down, that was when the hEX started blowing up my phones or banging on my door.  I walked around with this nervous pit in my stomach, never knowing when and where he was going to strike next. My neighbors were always calling because the police were at my house.  My house was "that house" on the street.  I was suffocating.  It was horrible.

I look around today and my life is so quiet! I put my kids to bed and I read a book or I do some laundry.  No sick feeling in my stomach, no dread of what the next moment may bring.  When I talk to my friends about my life it's all about the amazing things my kids are doing or the opening of my shop.  My life is not the least bit boring.  But it is blissfully Quiet!!




18 comments:

  1. i hope your friend can enjoy that quiet soon, that sounded like a very stressful time

    I am looking forward to this challenge to end, I got nothing left in me...ziltch you might say

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    1. Thank you!

      We are in the home stretch of this challenge!! This is when we double our efforts and finish strong!!! You're doing an AWESOME job and I bet if we both just take a deep breath, exhale, we'll find a whole bunch more inside to blog about!! :)

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  2. O lucky you! You deserve it! Bliss when one has quiet times for one's own self! And may the Spice Merchants go wonderfully well! If I could pop over with a bunch of pals I would, but since I'm here in South Africa, I guess not anytime soon - but YNK.
    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments *hugs*

      South Africa? I'm soooo jealous!! Do you have drink Rooibos tea? How about Kenyan tea? Kenya tea is one of my absolute favorites!!

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  3. You're not all that late. I like having a quiet life.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. :) Thanks for stopping by! And you are totally right about The Shawshank Redemption, one of my all time favs!!

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  4. Hi there glad your not quitting .. I have been late for a few posts too but keep going! Oh and hello from fellow A to Zeder Becs

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Becs! Keep up the blogging! :)

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  5. Jamie here, Just visiting from the A to Z Challenge http://beingpositivewithadepressivesoul.blogspot.com Great post! Sometimes you have to quit to get quiet LOL

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  6. It's good to hear that your life has settled down and peace prevails.

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  7. Okay, so I'm definitely the third twin - the wicked smaht one! BTW - I've nominated you for the Leibster Blog award - you don't have to "play" along, but it might be fun. In a sick, demented sort of way.

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    1. We love the sick and demented!! Thank you!! We need a New England twin! What kind of wine do you drink?

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  8. Glad things are blissfully quiet and not quietly boring for you! Enjoy your day!

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  9. (((HUGS to your friend)))
    My life is now blissfully boring and I love every non-drama second of it! I lucked out as my Ex is completely out of my life and the step-minions are grown. I'll never forget that feeling though- and my heart's out to anyone who has to live like that.

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    1. Her experiences are stirring up a lot of memories and it's helping me see how far my minions and I have truly grown. And I hope my insights are helping her in some approximation. :/

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