Pop in My Pickle
I used this term recently and no one had any idea what I was talking about. Their minds immediately went to the phallic, but it's a saying you use when you want to describe something or someone being tired out. If you snap a pickle that's old and not fresh, there is no 'pop' sound - which is how I felt at the end of this business trip I took recently.
It was a long time to be away from my natural habitat. But it was more than that... I'm feeling... weary. What's that line from the Hobbit? Where Bilbo says he feels like he's a piece of bread with a bit of butter scraped too thin across it? Yeah - that feeling.
I don't know. It's sort of a feeling of tiredness and frustration with life in general, when I don't have a single thing to feel that way about. We all get tired sometimes and need to rejuvenate - so it isn't really a big deal. Maybe I'm bored? I am sort of looking out and wondering - what's the next 10 years going to be like? What do I want it to be like? I'm not sure really. Even if I could insert myself into this picture, would I want that? Would THAT get boring? Is that a truism - that no matter how lucky we are, how cool our job is, how wonderful our family life is, even if we get to sit on a bohemian blanket wearing bangle jewelry watching hot air balloons, that too gets boring?
We have a vacation coming up - very excited as we are off in the camper up to Prince Edward Island. Maybe that will help me re-pop my pickle.