Airing Your Laundry

Monday? So soon? How did that happen? And tell me where did all of these mosquitoes come from? I mean really, we are in the middle of a terrible drought and got one rain two weeks ago – so now we have more mosquitoes than I have ever experienced here in eight years. Go figure. My neighbor called last night, wondering if Polka Dots are in. She had been working in her garden and was covered with bites. Mosquitoes and chain saws. I hear them constantly running now, everyone is “mitigating” in wake of the terrible fire. 

The actual topic of today’s blog is airing your laundry. Venting to a trusted friend and getting things off our chest is essential. We need to do it – don’t ask me why – but we do. Hearing our thoughts out loud brings clarity when we are trying to make a decision. However, the key phrase a couple sentences ago was “trusted friend.” The Internet is not a trusted friend. Venting via FB  is not the way to get relief. It embarrasses your friends who aren’t involved and honestly – it is the person venting who then looks bad. Sometimes we get very angry – I know, I’ve been there – but that is absolutely the most important time of all to keep quiet. Absolutely No One has good judgment when they are angry. So, take a breath, call a friend, have a cup of coffee, take a bike ride, or talk to your plants. You will accomplish just as much and not embarrass yourself or anyone else. No one minds seeing “clean” laundry airing in the wind.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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