Do you have a nervous habit?
Submitted by Herding Cats.
Despite the fact that I’ve always been a nervous kid, I don’t have that many habits. Funny story: My mom told me she used to have to make me sit in the back seat when I was little because I would critize her driving (Mommy you’re going too fast, you’re going to hit something! Worry much?) Of course I have no recollection of such events.
On to the habits..I’m a leg shaker. All day, without even realizing it sometimes. I don’t know when I developed this habit, but it seems to be here to stay. The thing about it is, I don’t feel like I’m worried about anything, but I think I have some subconscious chicken little undercurrent running through me.
I guess sucking my lip can be considered a nervous habit. That I’ve done since a little kid. While others had pacifiers or thumbs, I had my bottom lip and I still catch myself doing it today.
Show us a happy memory.
Submitted by Liz.
In honor of the approaching holiday, I thought I’d dig up some Christmas pictures. As a little kid Christmas was the best. I never believed in Santa, but just the excitement of getting up EEEEAAARRRLLLYYY Christmas morning and seeing the tree all lit up and a bunch of presents under it was almost more than I could stand. lol. It was almost magical. And then as I got old enough to be trusted around the tree (I seem to recall pulling the tree down, oops), putting up the decorations and then lying under the tree watching the light bounce off the ornaments was one of my favorite pastimes. Ahhh, the days of old. I don’t even think I’ll be putting up a tree this year, but it’s nice to remember when.
Just needed to type this out because I’m upset and haven’t really been able to release my frustration. Last night while attending a bridal shower for a friend of mine someone attempted to break in to my house. The house has been up for sale for a minute now and whoever it was decided to break the knob off the side storm door and take the lock box that held the keys to the side door.
Needless to say, I became more than a little scared when I came home and realized what had happened. Not much sleep was had last night (wondering whether someone was going to come back was a horrible way to spend a night) and I don’t foresee too much more this evening. This makes the third one of us in my circle to have an attempted break in this year. What the hell! I’m normally a cryer, but I’m so pissed that I can’t even cry right now. Everyone has had to make sacrifices due to the economy (especially here in MI) and to have someone try to take what little I have just makes me crazy.
Having said all that, I’m trying really hard not to let the actions of the enemy throw me out of whack. I had another setback a year ago that I allowed to make me retreat into a fearful place and I’m determined not to let it happen again. So even though this has happened and yes it was scary and disheartening I know that I’m a child of God and He has His angels watching over me. I wasn’t home, they didn’t get in and I will be more aware of my surroundings from this point on.