LOST: My Patience


Well it’s gone again. Yes I have lost my patience once more. Eventually it always comes back, but I get so upset whenever it disappears. It doesn’t have a tag, but its identity is clear once it returns. Doesn’t my patience understand how important it is to me? Why can’t I always keep it so I can avoid the stress and worry that I experience every time it is gone? In a twist of serious irony and what I highly suspect to be a cosmic sense of humor, the more upset I get, the longer it takes for me to find my damn patience again. So here I am. Bitching about my patience as I wait impatiently for it to reappear.

Before you ask me why my panties are so totally in a bunch, I’ll just say that I’m an overall grumposaurus max today. If you even bring up the word “hormones,” I will chase you down with a spork. I’m just super tired, and I’m also generally annoyed with stuff. Different kinds of stuff. Small stuff that shouldn’t be sweated, and yes, it truly is the smallest of the small stuff. Lots of first world problems. Unfortunately my patience and I have a long-standing relationship dynamic that has perpetually been fraught with drama. It leaves me, and although I fear terribly that it will never come back, it always returns. In the meantime, I’m fine. Really. I’m just grouchy.

With that said, if you do happen to see my patience in your neck of the woods, please tell it to get its a$$ home immediately. I suspect that it is cavorting about somewhere with my mind and my youth. If so, please send them back, too.

Bear hugs from a serious bear – Jo



59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. José María López
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 18:46:20

    Just count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,…….1,034,674…..


  2. James J. Cudney IV
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 18:54:08

    Dearest Joanna:

    I’m so sorry. I had a bad morning and I stole your patience. I thought it could help me as I, too, have been an angry a$$. I should have asked your permission, but I didn’t. I am an awful man. I’ve just delivered down the chimney (um, I hope that was your house), a lovely gift box, wrapped in a beautiful bow, full of your missing patience and all of mine, which is now safely back in its place. I don’t need it tomorrow, so it’s yours to use as you see fit. Hope its a better day.




  3. juliehcares
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 18:55:41

    I am right there with you and I agree. My man mentioned hormones and I wished I could smack him through the phone!


  4. Dippy-Dotty Girl
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 19:45:10

    Hahaha I am cowering at the thought of the spork! I do hope you feel better soon. Empathies. xx


  5. wakinguponthewrongsideof50
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 20:57:10

    Sorry you and jay had such bad days. I never have any patience or I would lend you some!! Hoping you’re a little better tomorrow!!


  6. kaylaannauthor
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 21:50:35

    I really understand that. Especially today 😪 Just know that your patience is probably hanging out with my endurance


  7. foodzesty
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 23:06:15

    I joined the same club 😦 “Losing your Patience Day”


  8. Roda
    Oct 25, 2017 @ 23:31:57

    Torture with sporks…I’m in! ”Tis the perfect season! 😉🎃


  9. Tracy
    Oct 26, 2017 @ 03:40:43

    BREATHE! 😉 X


  10. Writer Lori
    Oct 26, 2017 @ 08:01:28

    This made me giggle, as I know what it’s like to have one of those ‘hair across my a*#!’ days all too well. Hoping that your patience has pranced back in and stays put for a while, Jo….


    • MoJo
      Oct 26, 2017 @ 08:27:53

      I wouldn’t place any bets on the “patience sticking around for long” side of the table, but I do feel better at the moment! 😘


  11. angelbeamsblog
    Oct 26, 2017 @ 10:03:11

    Hope you and your patience are celebrating a joyous reunion by now.


  12. janieleeds
    Oct 26, 2017 @ 10:03:33

    I’m sorry. I can’t stop giggling. I hope you found patience, youth and your mind. They were probably at the fun house with mine! ha ha


  13. I tripped over a stone.
    Oct 26, 2017 @ 22:57:39

    I believe I have your patience … my bathroom has been under construction for a year and last night the final pipe put in didn’t fit, one more day of waiting, I took it like a champ! My husband thought I had a stroke I was so calm… “MoJo Patience … run on home, your mama needs you back!”~Kim


  14. flightministries
    Oct 28, 2017 @ 17:21:47

    I love your post we all lose our patience at times it’s normal. Your right sometimes we can’t find it and it seems lost for days maybe weeks but my advice look for the positive in the mean time, enjoy something you love to do, and it will return :). Stress and worry is not worth the trouble. flightministries.com


  15. bogeyboob
    Oct 29, 2017 @ 05:43:05

    I’ve just been alternately nodding along with you and chuckling at your vivid descriptions! Looking forward to delving into more of your posts!


  16. Blog Andrew
    Oct 30, 2017 @ 15:51:40

    I swear panties is the sexiest word in the English language.


  17. Blog Andrew
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 14:04:52

    I’d completely forgotten I’d worn ladies sheer black stockings AND they felt fabulous!


    • MoJo
      Nov 08, 2017 @ 13:43:33

      I want to be shocked Andrew, but instead I find myself thinking, “I bet he tried thigh highs.” That would be so you. 😂


      • Blog Andrew
        Nov 08, 2017 @ 14:58:25

        😀 You inspired me to write this a week ago, https://collie123.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/have-you-ever-cross-dressed/

      • MoJo
        Nov 08, 2017 @ 16:35:10

        Ok in case my nine mile long comment on your post doesn’t make it clear – I LOVED THAT POST!!!!!! Awesome awesome awesome post Andrew!!!

      • Blog Andrew
        Nov 09, 2017 @ 04:28:05

        🙂 (beaming smile) I enjoy interacting with Bloggers and writing response posts when they HAVE prompted a memory from deep within me, lovely people bloggers I’ve always received lovely replies TY. You girls are lucky, and yes you ARE correct they were half thigh stockings!!!! Wise woman is Jo. Oh yes you girls are lucky, stockings feel fabulous against the skin and I do have the shapely legs for them, what a shame I 😀 can’t wear them. Mind you they’re sexier when I’m taking them off someone. 😉

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