Thursday, February 26, 2009

Count To Three

I know when you get stressed about something you're supposed to count to ten before acting. I couldn't find a clip art for that so I'm counting to three.

I've made some rash decisions lately. I made them without really any thought or counting to ANY number. So, today I walked away (kind of) and looked at things from a different perspective.

I had been thinking things needed to change to make me feel better. But it wasn't the things at all. It was me. It was how I was looking at them and feeling about them.

are fine just the way they are. Including keeping this blog and its name.


I just read this post to hubby before I hit the publish thingy. He asked, "Do you still not feel like Skittles?"

My response was, "It's OK for me to be Skittles now because I admitted to myself (and reminded myself) in yesterday's post that I am also Barb."

It is me, Barb, who writes these posts. It's my thoughts, my truths, my heart that goes into everything here. As long as I can remember that, nothing else matters.


Jeni said...

Ya know, I'm really glad you came to this conclusion. Your blog's name, yes -it's Skittle's Place - but I think most of us who've been following your for a while (like over 2 years now for me) know that is just the name of your blog and that it is Barb who is behind it, who engineers it all. Besides that, as lazy as I am, and also as easily as I get confused an this old fart state I am in now -for you to go moving around, changing names and such, geez, you'd have me forgetting where to look for you, etc.

Robyn Jones said...

I'm also glad that you came to this conclusion..I like your blog..and I enjoy visiting even if I am not always able to comment. I like your thoughts... :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes just the thought of exerting control over something is too appealing. When everything else doesn't seem righ, we feel the urge to change something. I hate it when Poor Hubby gets that way, last time I had to move the dressers back so I could actually open the drawers. His method of control is moving furniture. I don't like change. We have issues.
You blog like you wanna & remember that your fans love you!

Anonymous said...

Oops: righT

Jan said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're staying with it all. I can sooo relate to what you're going through. I too have learned to take a deep breath and walk away. I call it "hard mood swings". They are a pain in the patootie too. You've always been Barb to me. We all love you just the way you are. (((Barb)))

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I come to hear and talk to Barb who just happens to live at Skittles place

Carolina said...

Dear Barb! a.k.a. Skittles, what's in a name? I love visiting you at Skittles' Place. I love the pieces you write, I love the way you handle, or cope with, your issues, I love your sense of humour! And if you were publishing under another name, I would equally love it.
But I have to say that this night (I don't sleep very well lately, with the 'baby' coming and some other things going on, mainly in my mind) I suddenly thought: Barb Wired would be a good name, but then I thought it maybe sounded too sharp. But still, clever idea non?

And thanks for your very nice comment over at my place about the 'followers'-thing. Ah well, what's in a number?

Hugs xx

Misty DawnS said...

Carolina - that was REALLY clever!!! You put a great big smile on my face with your cleverness.

I'm standing behind my "Blogger formerly known as..." ;-)

Rebecca said...

Wouldn't a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? You're a person and not a name. :-0

Happy Friday!! :)

Anonymous said...

It's been awhile since I thought of you as Skittles. You are Barb to me. :)

Anonymous said...

Think of it this way...

There's one of those quarter machines in my school and one of the compartments has skittles in it.

For 25 cents, you don't get a whole package...just the right amount.

When you blog, you can get just the right amount of the "rainbow of flavors"! ;-)

You may not *be* Skittles...but you sure can enjoy the rainbow.

Misty DawnS said...

Frigga - your comment is AWESOME! You are SO right! Fantastic comment.