stress mismanagement

Right now I’m stressed out for a variety of reasons. On the DefCon scale of Gwen Stress, I’m about a 3 out of 5 possible stress settings. So, nothing horrible. Just standard stuff — work, other work, and the eight-years-post-divorce proceedings that are apparently going to keep happening for the rest of my life, or until my youngest turns 18, which is 7 years from now, so it may as well be… Oh, and I just killed my effing front lawn by over-fertilizing, and I have to hurry up and create a new lawn before the homeowners’ association starts fining.

So, normal stuff. The difference today is that I’m trying not to cope with it by my traditional means which are:
1. eating sweets, or
2. spending money on frivolous things.

Which leaves me with no coping mechanisms at all.

What do normal people do? How do healthy, functional, sane people cope with stress? Someone tell me, please. Except don’t say jogging. Although I probably should exercise. In all my copious hours of spare time.

that’s all

That’s all I can say right now. More later, when things blow over and the lawn is green again. Which I’m sure will happen very soon.

I’m going outside with a permanent marker right now, in fact.

Later, peeps.

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Posted in domestic, venting on 06/08/2008 09:02 pm

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