It's Complicated

We went to see  the movie, It’s Complicated, last night.  There were four of us, my girlfriend, Linda, her husband, Jerry and I.   That was the funniest movie about a divorced woman, my age, with an awesome sprawling ranch home in Santa Barbara.  You know, the one with the red tile roof, luscious vegetable garden, pool under the stars, nestled in the foothills of the California Mountains.......  Meryl Streep has an affair with her X husband, the age of our husbands.  (I love it that they’ve come out with movies for the baby boomers!)  I thought we were going to die laughing when Alec Baldwin gingerly positioned his rather large body across her bed, thinking he was “all that”.   Butt naked!  (that’s Jerry’s old expression.) We all laughed  ’til we cried.  As we were walking out, Linda, said,”It makes me wanna run away.”  “Me, too”, I said.  Both of our husbands are, shall we say, having there struggles.  Her man has a terribly hard time with his back, poor guy.  My man?  Well, his back is just fine, it’s his brain that has the problem, poorer guy.

Have you ever felt like you just want to run away?  Please tell me that I’m not the only one.   I think that has to

be a normal emotional reaction to our situation, don’t you think?  You know...fight or flight?  BUT, lest you get tempted......DON’T!! Remember, temptations are designed to bring us down.  Our little trial is here to build us up and make us stronger.  WE CAN DO IT!    WE HAVE TO!   These dear hearts  deserve our love and respect.

With "sisters" and friends we can run the race and stick it out together.