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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Let Down

We've all experienced it I am sure. Walking out of a football stadium, your team won, it was a great game, you screamed your lungs out, but then the let down begins to hit and by the time you're home you have waves of, "hip hip hooray" mixed with waves of, "quick lets dial back to the middle of the game and live it all over again".

So you're not a football fan, how 'bout Christmas, when the last leftover is eaten and the tree gets put away and it is still a month or two before any of the pretty spring flowers show up to brighten your world... .

So you don't celebrate the pagan holiday Christmas, how 'bout you're driving home from a great vacation, you caught a zillion fish, you hiked farther than you ever thought you could, the weather was constantly perfect, the trailer parked and hooked up in minutes, or all the tent stakes were in the bag and the food never got soggy in the cooler and the organic, non-toxic mosquito repellent actually worked this time. But now you are heading home. Excited to sleep in your own bed, but.... but you had such a good time you really wish it could go on forever, as if you were stuck in a good groundhog day movie.

That's where I'm at, let down. My weekend company pulled out of our driveway at about threeish on Sunday, Mike and Rebecca stayed for dinner, the adults even played a little Mario cart, (don't bug me, I know we are way behind the fun and games curve but, "Hi my name is Lanny, and I'm a gameaholic and it all began with pinball." Yes, my family has had to suffer for the sins of the mother) but then even the Bowermans had to go home, (they successfully stepped over my dead body flung at the doorway) and there I was, partyless.

So yesterday I wandered around aimlessly throwing slug bait here and there, wondering where I should plant this or that, digging up a few weeds in the driveway, watching all the different finches pluck the seeds out of the dandelion puffs.

I'll be okay in a day or two.

Maybe.

24 comments:

deedee said...

Lanny, you might like my post today. I took pictures of my game room - there is a pinball machine in there :)

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Bless your heart, I think we have all felt like you in one way or the other. Have a blessed week. blessings,Kathleen

KathyB. said...

Well, the slugs will be more miserable than you! Thanks for a wonderful brunch and glad we got to enjoy 'party mode'.....call me when you make more of those Maids Cakes!I'll come over so we can re-enact the eating part of the weekend!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

tickle tickle tickle...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

LindaSueBuhl said...

Sort of the morning after the night before without the drunken night before and well I don't go further on this analogy but suffice to stay - been there and it isn't my favorite time. I get sort of "will it ever be that much fun again?" The weather is warming - I'll bet some iris will come peeking out at you soon! I'd sing that song about Memories in the corners of my mind - but they usually have dust bunny colonies on them (mind -corners ) so I'll sign off with a hearty - hope you feel better soon and I have found snickerdoodle cookies help in a mood like this.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You described the feeling perfectly, just all the build of the excitement and then it's over so quickly. Hope the sun comes out and you feel better soon :)

Susie said...

Oh I know how you are feeling. Been there, done that.

Mildred said...

Hi Lanny, Sounds like your weekend was great fellowship. Hope you have a restful night dear friend.

Far Side of Fifty said...

It is a sad feeling..but hey, hopefully they will come back to visit again..I am sure their last vision of you throwing your lifeless body in front of them made an impression! We play pin ball at my daughters..what fun..she has an old machine that we had when she was a teenager. :)

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Oh, Poor Lanny! I totally understand the Let-down feeling. I experience it too.
But it's so nice that you had a good time with your company!

Tipper said...

Oh the "let down"-I'm sure you'll be over it soon :)

Kanani said...

Hey, let the part continue! Fire up the barbecue, put up some party lights. Then find Jimmy Buffett and turn it on high...

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Sorry to be late posting. We had company too and now they're gone ... [droopy face]

Anyway ...

I totally understand the feelings. Down cast is just how I felt after our return home from this last Texas Hill Country vacation!! We were both so gloomy and wanted to move there that we've been on-line ever since trying to find property we could afford. Alas, it seems that The Hill Country will remain just a happy memory ... for now. $$cha-ching$$

Well, cheer up! You can party with us at the blogs. :o) I always like having you 'visit' with me. Cheers me up too.

Ralph said...

Some times those let downs are hard to get over. But they are a sure sign that you had a great time.
Ralph

Karen said...

Sort of like putting away the Christmas decorations!

Carol............. said...

Hmmm..had the same feelings going on last year after a HUGE family reunion.
All will be well.....

We're back in Washington for the summer and I'm finally up and blogging again...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Chin up! I bought a football table at Christmas and it's hardly been played with. The teams are red & white and blue & white. We keep arguing about who they represent!

CJ xx

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ok Ok your day or two is up..six days...hope you are OK:)

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yeah, I can have those real highs and lows as well. Usually I'm more in between.

Hope you're okay. You seem to be your talkative self anyhow, which is good.

And hope you folks are enjoying Spring as much as we are here. It's not old hat here. We had a long Winter, and we're really enjoying it. Hopefully Deb and I will get out to see the tulips this week.

Cliff said...

Yep I know how you feel. All that planning and now what. They usually ask what are you going to do now that we're leaving Cliff? I tell them I don't know, my plans only went this far.

Tipper said...

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LindaSueBuhl said...

Yo Lanny - wherefore art thou? Art thou by the garden gate or perchance you got up late
Doest thou wanna write or just staying up all night
Life isn't a rose - all perfumey and purdy
Without words from The Dirt is it
prickly and DURTY!
Missing you

Shellmo said...

Hope you're doing well Lanny!!

Daisy said...

Hi Lanny. I hope you have chased away the blues by now. I know the feeling though, truly I do. Wishing you good cheer and sending you a big cyber hug whether you want one or not! :D