Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Self Portrait ~*~ Red

~*~ A Cancelled Trip ~*~

My husband came home last night and took one look at me and said, "You are in no shape to be driving." I quietly shook my head yes. I became angry inside and red glazed over my eyes. I made a mental note to breathe. We changed our reservations for one week ahead. After such a busy weekend working, my body could not handle a long 3 day trip so soon. Lupus is unpredictable.

Switching gears...I adore the color red, all shades of it. This color makes me happy and feel great inside. I have a red wall in my house and always will. I am so blessed to be loved by people who can read me with just one look. To know what is best for me because I always want to be able to make plans and go go go. It gives me some peace to bare the physical pain I'm in, and the disappointment of the change of plans...again.

When the red orb
lights up
it's time to stop,
waiting for green
increases patience
and brings
the daughter
to the Momma!


Anonymous angela marie said...

I am sorry sweetie....It sounded like loads of fun. Next week.

I love that shade of red too!

I will call you today.

((((((BIG HUG))))))

4:35 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

I am so dissapointed for you for now. but happy for the days ahead. I can relate to the unpredictable sweet, so my prayers are for your Health and that visit with your babe.Another link; I had a red wall aswell and always will.
Love and hugs D.
Rest well sweet girl

4:47 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

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5:59 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dear Sweet Darlene ... how frustrating to have to postpone. I'm sorry your body is not cooperating with your plans right now love. Lupus is such an unfair disease on so many levels, including the unpredictability. On the plus side, you look gorgeous as ever wrapped in red. Much peace, love and many hugs to you, Deborah **had to remove my prior post - darn typos!**

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


love and rest to you (beauty of a picture...)

x x x x x

6:02 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Something nice to look forward to NEXT week!!
I love red as well - our family room is done in red and it feels like a little jewel box - not to mention it is the perfect backdrop for Christmas!!

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

disappointed, too- but this picture is really lovely. glad you can look at both sides of red. you are one inspiring mama.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so many people have said it better than me. take care of you, darlene...i'm thinking about you and sending you healing.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I am sorry you could not make your trip:( Take care of yourself and rest for a bit, then you will be up for it again soon:)


Check your mail in the next few days... I finally got to the post office. :)

7:28 AM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

you have my strength for the taking.
you need it more than me.

focus, feel all of your friend's and loved ones energy flowing toward you and embrace it openly.

huge love.


7:28 AM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

am so sorry that you are not able to go but now you have next week to look forward to :)

your red self-portrait is so beautiful ~ lovely to be surrounded by red ...

feel better soon!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

Aw...so sorry you had to re-figure your plans. This is something to look forward to now. I'm thinking of you!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Oh, so not nice, sweet you. I am so sorry that that nasty "l" word got to you! Take very good care of yourself this week, as you have some amazing decorating to do next week!!!

Love and healing to you! xoxoxoxxo

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my sweet one, I'm so, so sorry! I am disappointed for you, but also PROUD of you for listening to your body and spirit even though it was difficult. Get some rest!

Sending healing, peace, and good mommy-daughter vibes to you. Love and a big hug to you!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

Pooh! I am sorry you had to cancel your trip. But you will have more energy next week and can get more things done, yes? Hope you have a restfull day! Love ya Dar!

((((my big hug for you too))))


9:05 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

this is so cool!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

hi sissy,
red is one of my favorite colors on you! it brings out your greenie eyes.

so glad angela is coming home to be with you. i think you both need to snuggle eachother and ellie.

give them my kisses and you too.


12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry for the delay in shakin' your pink-skirted bootie. but it will come and it will be fantastic!

love you in red, D -- December will be your month :)

6:48 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Aw, Darlene, I'm sorry to hear your plans had to be postponed. Sending good thoughts your way~~~~

I like the photo!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

too much!
but toooooo much love
and angels to you :)

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Pain and sadness will only bring more appreciation into the good days, and the moments, Just think of all the people rushing thru life from one thing to the next that don't take the time to reflect...now you are forced to, and you're incredible, sweet and loved for it! (So sorry, I know it well!)RED is my favorite, I just learned that when the eyes pass over red it actually increases your heart rate. I have red all over my house, and adore it.And yellow too for sunshine :)
LUv, Michelle

10:17 PM  
Blogger Laini said...

Frick. San Francisco and that pink skirt needed to meet up! Soon. I hope you are feeling well enough to go soon. How exciting for your baby girl to be making her way out into the world, and in SF of all cool places. What a time!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to cancel a trip to see my son last weekend - it's really disappointing! When he first left home seven years ago (egad, that long!) I could barely stand it a week without seeing him. And that was tough because he moved 1500 miles away. Now, I can make it about six weeks before I start to get that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach that says "I miss my baby!"

I hope you feel better, stronger, and can see your girl really soon.
Big hugs :)

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

Thinking of you! Hope you feel better today. I miss you!


7:16 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

So sorry to hear you're feeling worn down - bless your husband and his flexible travel plans!!!

I love red, too. Our dining room is red - it took about 16 coats of paint to make it happen. Like a lot of things in life, red walls are work, but worth the effort!

Rest and feel better!

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Better to take a trip when you're feeling good and not so crummy you can't enjoy it.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sorry about your cancelled trip, but i know it will be so much better once you feel a little better! i just saw your daughter's new pic on myspace (via boho's page)....she is so gorgeous...just like her momma & auntie. :)

6:26 PM  
Blogger Alexandra G said...

There will be other trips but I'm sorry you had to cancel this one. I have had very limited Net access all week since moving so I am just now getting caught up on your blog. I hope you are surrounding yourself with any and all that soothes you. I love red too, btw, especially cranberry red. My winter flannel sheets are that color and I have dashes of it all over my place. I use to find it unsettling and now I find it empowering and healing and so very soothing and alive.

12:27 PM  
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12:29 PM  

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