Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I stress over.

1…. I stress having to come up with a new catagory of 13 things each week.

2.... I stress over heights. I get vertigo very easily. In fact, on hubby's and my 2nd date he took me climbing at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Over and over I told myself it was mind over matter. I could do this. Nope. When it came time to come down he was blithley walking and talking but I was seated on the ground trying to scoot my way down. And just think, we will celebrate our 31st anniversary on August 16. (That part doesn't stress me!) ;D

3.... I stress whenever I have to get up and talk in front of a group of people. No matter how much I practice it before hand everything goes out of my mind. I'm left with nothing but notes and a red face.

4.... I stressed over buying our home when my parents came to live with us. My mother is a perfectionist and to buy a home taking into consideration our tastes and their tastes was a little daunting. And, to think, it was sight unseen for them.

5.... I stress out when my kitchen is in disarray. I can't stand to work in a messy kitchen. It drives me nuts.

6.... I can stress over having to do something outside of my normal routine, especially if I'm having to do it by myself.

7.... I stressed prayed mightily over every check ride during Pilot's year of UPT. Especially when he would call and be stressed himself!

8.... I dislike going to large parties where I know very few people. I much prefer to talk one on one or at least be in a smaller group.

9.... I hate snakes....and bugs...and spiders...and BIG moths. I know I'm bigger and smarter than they are but I still do. not. like. them. one. iota. They stress me when they are in my home.

10... Cooking for my mother (who lives with us) stresses me. In her old age (90 this month) she has become much more finicky than I ever remember her being when I was growing up. In fact, I don't remember her ever disliking anything. Now, I on the otherhand, was very finicky while growing up. Isn't it funny how the roles reverse?

11... I used to stress over if anyone liked me. Especially in high school. I struggle with low self esteem. It got better once I came to know the Lord. My value in His eyes is the most important thing to me now. However, every once in a while that old self esteem issue tries to slip back in.

12... When my dad died very unexpectedly in 2001 my sister was here visiting at the time. It bothers me to think I'll be here by myself when the Lord takes our mom. I have to constantly remind myself that when the time comes, and if I am alone physically, I'm not really alone. Christ is right here beside me and will give me grace to deal with it.

13... Even with AAA roadside service it still stresses me to have car trouble by myself. I much prefer to have hubby along with me if anythng is going to go wrong. :)

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Laura said...

i see quite a few of my stresses in your list. #1 was a big stress for me this evening as I prepared my list for this week. You can see what resulted now.

Something's Missing said...

Some of those same things to me, others not so much, but many we have in common!

My Thursday Thirteen is up!

Happy Thursday!

Cheeky said...

We have a few stresses in common - car trouble....scares me - don't like it....

I played too

Gail said...

I have some of the same too, #1 has been getting me lately too!
Happy Thursday!

Jessica said... is praying that you have a stress-free rest of the week!!!!

MysteriousLady said...

Quit stressing life is too short.
Don't worry over your kitchen. My goodness. Relax............

Happy Thursday! {{{hug}}}

Now go read my TT and have a laugh!

Shannon said...

Relax! Stress isn't worth it!

Raggedy said...

Good list!
It is wonderful that you are taking care of you Mother...
I have a new sign in my kitchen. If a messy kitchen is a sign of happiness then this place is delirious...hahaha
Happy Thursday...

Pam said...

Yeah...I can see those. But...WE LOVE you AC! So don't stress about that!!

Stacy said...

Wow, I stress about QUITE a lot of those too, probably more than I would care to mention. :)

Great T13, mine is up also... have a wonderful day!

Melissa said...

With all the stresses in my life it was so refreshing to share in some of your stresses. What struck me Claire is your low self-esteem at times. I think that is one of the biggest things I struggle with. I can't even imagine you feeling that way, but it gives me another connection and human layer to you. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

I can identify with heights! I hate them, too. I had to go to the restroom at a school where my grandson was playing basketball - the court was down like 2 floors - and I had to climb the bleachers, and walk around the top - I literally hugged the WALLS! My daughter and husband got a laugh out of that one.

My TT is up.

Dawn said...

Wow we stress over about the same things! # 9 the "s" word and it's not spider I can say that one really stesses me out. One was on the carport the other night and Patt caught it and brought it into MY house.. Ok our house, but I freaked out locked myself in the bedroom until he took it out.

Have a good day!

Beth said...

Hey! I don't like getting up in front of people either, so I can totally relate to #3. In fact, I think I am in agreement with a lot of the same things you are. I hate any kind of bug, big, little, doesn't matter. Hope you have a happy Thursday!

God Bless!

staci wilder said...

Great list! I can relate to so many of these issues!

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Deanna said...

life is definatley way to short to stress about so much...expect the pilot a wife to a new helicopter pilot...that causes me some stress...Happy T13

Leanne said...

Well, I think you're normal. But then again I think I'm normal. So we could both just be really wierd. It could happen!

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