Friday, June 6, 2008

Letter to Aunt Flo

Dear Aunt Flo,

I’m glad you’re back. I haven’t seen you since January, and even then, your stay was brief. I guess you don't like it when I take birth control pills. I did kinda enjoy the break, but at the same time, it was weird not to have you around. Granted, I had visitors, and I know you don’t come around when the house is full. You’ve been my companion for 30 years, consistently visiting me once a month, whether I want you to or not. Now that I’m getting older, you don’t stay as long as you used to and you aren’t as obnoxious as you used to be. I’ve also come to appreciate your subtlies, like your color and qualities. I’ve learned through Chinese medicine that these are important things I need to notice in you. It’s your way of telling me if I’m healthy or I need to take care of myself better. I don't know what it is about you, but I've noticed that I'm much more emotional when you are around. Sometimes, you help me access feelings that have been under the surface and need to come out. Sometimes, you just make me crazy! I know you won’t be around forever, but I’m too young for you to go for good. This may sound weird, but I actually appreciate you more now that I'm older.

I was getting kinda worried about you being gone so long. I was worried that something was wrong with me, but now that you’re back, I feel a little relieved that everything will be all right. I just wish you wouldn’t be so crabby sometimes!


Lost in Space said...

The witch is a funny thing - always stopping by uninvited, but is also a no-show when she is so desperately wanted.

I am glad her visit brought you some relief. (hugs)

Betty M said...

Coming by to say thank you for commenting on my blog - it is much appreciated.

I will be keeping up with your story - I am hoping for good things for you.

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Hate and love that wicked old witch! hate her when i don't want her to visit and love her when she visits me on time..

ever tried wearing white undies! i heard she's attracted to white undies! sorry, bad joke, but m spewing in my post-Clomid spew lately.

Big hugs.

Geohde said...

I never know whether to offer congratulations or commiserations at the arrival of AF.

Please accept whichever of those options is most appropriate,


Eurydice said...

I hated seeing Aunt Flo show up on my doorstep for 4 years even after I put up a sign saying "no room at the inn, freeloader. we're saving the pullout couch for the hoped-for-embryo."

So when finally got preggo I was psyched to not see her for 18 whole months!! (yippee extended breastfeeding). In fact, we've only had her 7 times in 3 years!! (thanks to baby number 2 and mucho milking).

Now she's back and I couldn't care less. I don't think I'll miss her, though. well, maybe. if I decide too late, "damn, I should have had #3...."

I'm glad you're glad she's back!!!