Greening my nervous breakdown (Day 253)…

Sorry everyone, but about 52 things just went wrong for me yesterday and I can’t write much of a post. A lot of things are going right — for instance, I just bought a freakin’ house (or rather, my parents just loaned me money to buy a freakin’ house) — but I’ve suddenly found myself at the buffet of life with a mountain of stuff on my plate, and unfortunately a lot of the good stuff is underneath a lot of pickled beets.

Point being: all I can say for today’s change is that instead of calming my shakes with a prescription for something like this, I’m going to try and breathe deep, do a few downward dogs and drink plenty of herbal tea.

Tomorrow, providing I eat more than two bites of garlic toast in the next 24 hours, there should be a normal post.

21 Responses to Greening my nervous breakdown (Day 253)…

  1. Hellcat13 says:

    Hey – take care of yourself first, and worry about this last. We will survive without a few days of posts if you need a break to deal with life!

    Congratulations on purchasing a house, as well. We took the plunge last year, and while it’s scary and time consuming and overwhelming, it’s also one of the best decisions you’ll make. All the best.

  2. Carreen says:

    Congratulations on the new home. My husband and I just bought our home 2 weeks ago. Be sure to give yourself some leeway on the green changes while you are moving. Then get back to it as soon as your comfy!

  3. Carreen says:

    oops, should have been “you’re.” I hate it when that happens!

  4. chile says:

    Congrats on becoming a home-owner! Was this in the plans? Does this open up many more possibilities for green changes? Oh, wait, is that WHY you bought the house?! 😉

  5. Roger says:

    So when is the green house party? Are you going to worry about how you paint your home?

    Congrats on the house!

  6. arif says:

    hey, if you’re not going to eat those beets, send them over here 🙂

  7. Mary says:

    Deep breaths and remember no matter how freaked out you are right now, in a few hours/days/weeks/months you’ll look back on it and wonder what all the fuss was about. Now, imagine yourself doing that RIGHT NOW and seeing if you don’t feel a little better already.

    And always remember: when you don’t get what you want, just thinking about what you don’t get that you don’t want.

    Good luck with the house!! (Maybe next year you can do 52 weeks of minor home improvements for a greener house?)

    Sending good thoughts you way!

    Be well. Do good.

  8. dahlia says:

    congratulations, good luck, and blessings to you, vanessa.

  9. Erin says:

    Congratulations, Vanessa! Your first house is such an overwhelming commitment — it freaks EVERYONE out. Take some deep breaths and a couple of days off and you’ll feel better next week.

  10. fawn pea says:

    No! I demand more green steps now! Just kidding. Congratulations on your house! We bought our first house last year (oh… my… god!) and it was a terrifyingly great experience. And I think not taking Lorazepam counts for about a month’s worth of being greener days.

  11. Kristine says:

    BIG HUGS Vanessa! Breathe, breathe, breathe (gee reminds me of labor).

    Wonderful news about the house and don’t worry about us, your faithful readers. We’ll still be here when you recover. 😉

  12. Brian LeBars says:

    Try a nice Green Tea and write on that = )

    Visit me at:

    I would love your input.

  13. I like pickled beets.

  14. msorganiclady says:

    Hello. I’ve been reading your blog recently. Impressive. I give you two green thumbs up. Way up! My husband and I travel a lot so unfortunately I don’t get read your daily greenies as often as I’d like. Anytime I’m home, I’m sure to tune in and catch up. Your blog is encouraging and you are constantly making me look at how to green our life even more. Thank you.

    Keep up the good work and congratualtions on the new home. Fun, fun.


  15. Ayomide says:

    Wow! Good for you for buying you first home! That’s such a fantastically wonderful and huge step. Hopefully, those pickled beets will be clreader off your plate fast. Here’s to wishing you well!

  16. Beth Terry says:

    I agree with fawn pea. Taking the time to breath and be mindful rather than self-medicating is a hugely “green” strategy for life, probably more useful in the long run than switching toothpaste brands. More of us need to remember to slow down and chill.

  17. SP says:

    Vanessa, this is exactly what happend to us when we bought. Take a deep breath and take some time out to get organized. It all settles down and the poverty abates. Love love.

  18. Steel says:

    Well done for buying your new home and not resorting to medication for the stress (when we bought ours we found our homemade wine worked quite well for relieving those stressful feelings!)

    Now you can really go to town and have some fun over the next couple of years expolring all the eco-friendly stuff you can do.

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