March 19, 2011 – When Everything Slams to a Halt

Think Black Eyed Peas –

“And the base keep runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and…”

Not that I’m a huge fan of theirs, just that song is running in my head today.

I was doing that – runnin’ runnin’ and runnin’ runnin’ – in the absolute non-literal sense of I was going about my perfectly fine day when suddenly —

Faster than a babbling bitch brandishing a bad attitude! More powerful than a lopsided lacerating limbo! Able to heap massive doom in a single binding butt-clinch!


“It’s a bird!”

“It’s a plane!”

“It’s SuperHormone!!”

Yes, it’s SuperHormone … A strange yet regular visitor with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary hormones! SuperHormone … who can swing the course of mighty moods, bend happiness in her bare hands, and who, disguised as a mild-mannered 40-something working Mom and Wife of a great and wonderful family, fights a never-ending battle for sloth, depression, and gluttony in a weepy-vengeful raging-way!

It comes without warning and stays beyond its welcome every single time. It can turn the world off with its frown and take a beautiful sunny day and make it all seem hopeless. It can melt the ice caps with its hot flashes, add five pounds in a day from its food cravings and flood the banks of the Amazon with its tears.

And that has been my day.

3 thoughts on “March 19, 2011 – When Everything Slams to a Halt

  1. This is definitely TMI, but I just started by first period since giving birth to my daughter. I feel like somebody has taken over my body. Tears, bitchiness, chocolate cravings…I’m out of control right now…

    • If it wasn’t for TMI – I would never know I am not alone out in this world. :o)

      Everything I have read says that peri/pre/actual menopause mimics the hormones of a teenager going through puberty and/or pregnancy – both during and post. I had a hysterectomy 3 1/2 years ago – no uterus but still have ovaries – so, the joy of no physical periods is offset by the terrors of everything else associated with it except any kind of regular cycle and warning.

      All of that to say – thanks for the TMI – even though I hate to hear that that other women can feel as out of control as I do, it sure is comforting to hear someone else talk about it, too.


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