I’m just a laid back person with a ton of anxiety!


We made it to Saturday! Yeah us! I have a confession to make ( no it’s not juicy, those I save for Monsignor) this morning I’ve had 4 cups of Starbucks coffee with almond milk.

While for most people I hear that caffeine hypes you up, for me it has the opposite effect. Especially at night. Why have I betrayed my tea-pot? Anxiety is at a fairly high level between watching nothing but live streaming of the Hurricane. As my own personal storm chaser could not participate in this he was determined to watch his brethren try to get as close as humanly possible to death.

At one point he looked at me and said, Hey, your bleeding! Am I really stressing you out that much?  Uh, you think? Between my first hurricane which left a huge live oak inside my bedroom and me in the closet to Katrina who so kindly destroyed our beautiful Mississippi coast, I just can’t watch that. It’s not like a tornado, which doesn’t bother me because it’s there, it’s gone. NO, hurricanes have a mind of their own and will sit right on top of you and then go back, strengthen and smack you in the face again.

So I had scratched my hands until they bled. My heart breaks for Texas today and I’m hoping things settle down here, but the big fight is on tonight and I just found out my son is shelling out for it…..so maybe I can watch that. In the mean time, Texans, we love you and you are welcome here!

Have a good one!  laidback

12 thoughts on “I’m just a laid back person with a ton of anxiety!

  1. Ashley says:

    I’m in Texas and far enough inland that we aren’t hit directly but not far enough that we’ll escape severe flooding… waiting and watching are hard enough, but when you have anxiety brain my normally calm demeanor toward storms did NOT happen. Had to reset while I slept (i.e. meds) and much better today but still waiting to see how bad we get it when the rain starts in earnest later today!

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  2. Faye Catherine says:

    Bless you, I hope you feel better & the hurricane passes. As if there isn’t enough to worry about! I can’t even fathom how you factor tornados and hurricanes into your life. I’ve never seen anything like it, if you need help regarding fine rain though I’m your girl! ☔️ 🇬🇧

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  3. anotetohuguette says:

    As always, my thoughts are with you and yours…our neck of the woods is still dealing with out of control fires. my heart almost stopped as I looked out our kitchen window yesterday and saw billowing smoke rising from our beautiful park,,,I called 911 right away and in minutes, the fire was doused – I feel like our world is on the knife’s edge (on so many levels!).

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  4. jazzyjenness says:

    Natural disasters are so scary and sad. Although New England, particularly New Hampshire doesn’t get anything so far as the south, west, and mid west. It does help me to appreciate what I have and where I live. We do get the blizzards, ice storms and such but nothing compared to those who have and are going through hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes-tornadoes, etc.. One of my daughters though did experience through her time abroad what it was like to live through an earthquake and tsunami when over in Japan in 2011. That was the closest in my opinion that I have been to experience a natural disaster. My heart and prayers continue to go out those in Texas and other areas of our world that face these weather catastrophes.
    We watched the fight as well last night. I was a bit disappointed I have to say. Not only the amount of money that went into watching a fight for the first time that only lasted less than an hour, but not trying to be whiny, but that it took more time for the fight to come on than we had thought. We had originally planned on going to a local sports restaurant to watch it to save money but I am so thankful that we didn’t. Six plus hours sitting in a crowded and noisy place to watch the fight would have set my anxiety level over the top.
    Leaving my soapbox now. Have a peaceful night and stay safe all.

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    • Tea and Tales1 says:

      Well that must have been frightening having your daughter over there during that! As for the long wait…Everyone was a bit put out by that. If you say 8 CST then it better be starting at 8 p.m.!!


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