Thursday, September 23, 2010

i'll take one order of happiness to go, please.

= the day i am going to get back on my feet. i am going to take my own advice and choose happiness today (and i'm also going to own that choice). i wasn't exactly little-miss-sunshine this morning upon awakening (uh, josh will vouch), but i'm taking a step back to regroup.

fairly accurate visual depiction of my mood over the past few days

yeah, at 5:43 AM i am already regrouping! is that a bad sign, or a good one? it's never too early, i suppose.

plan in place
☑ i am going running this morning. no matter what, this always seems to help.
** edited to add: done! and it did. **

☑ i will accept whatever challenges work brings (another NICU consult for adrenal insufficiency? sure!) but i will also bring my study materials so i can take a step back towards getting caught up with my study plan.

☑ i will bring back the focus i have been trying to cultivate. one thing at a time . . . to the extent that this is possible with the pager, of course.

all right, here goes nothing!



workout: none - i rested again. it felt good in the moment, but today it's time to get back on my feet again, both literally and figuratively.

the omelet king returns: i had meltdown #12 yesterday before dinner, and josh came to the rescue with a trusty never-fail strategy to get dinner on the table when i'm truly in a funk:

josh-made spinach, mushroom, and pepper-jack omelet + salad and my mom's raisin-sunflower-seed toast

even i couldn't come up with anything negative to say about that.

board prep: i'm getting back on the horse. today. it will be okay . . .


  1. atilla6:49 AM

    glad to see the happiness back

  2. You and me both! It's never too late in the day to reboot your attitude, even if it's only semi-effective. I am telling myself this at...6:49 a.m.

    My plan? I will treat people with respect, even if I'm feeling crappy. I will show interest in what they're saying, even if it's not that interesting. And I will get nine hours of sleep.

  3. Hey you! I sent you a letter. I hope today brightens your spirits more. It's normal to get in ruts. Just remember that they never last forever. Good job on going running, by the way!

  4. That bread looks so good.

    Mr. Yuck reminds me of the stickers we have on our washing machines that try to communicate to people who don't speak English that they shouldn't use too much detergent.

    I hope you have a better day, and I'm glad getting in a run put you one step closer to that.

  5. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Hang in there!!!

  6. Anonymous11:18 AM

    i love that even though it was really early you still decided to regroup. sometimes i just let that attitude eat me up all day.

    focus and hang tight! :)

  7. shannon11:32 AM

    Not that I like to hear that you are unhappy or having a hard day, but I have to admit that it is sometimes refreshing to see that you are human like the rest of us. I read a number of healthy living blogs and sometimes the lives shown on them seem so...perfect. Leaving me feeling much less than perfect in comparison. Good to know that someone I have seen juggle it all admirably also skips a workout just because and finds herself in a funky mood. Hope you do find happiness today :)

  8. I'm with all the above posters. For the last couple of days, I have definitely been in a funk...good to see that I'm not the only one who sleeps through my runs some mornings!

  9. Wow, sounds like your mom is quite the baker--that toast sounds pretty fantastic!

  10. I haven't seen a Mr. Yuk sticker in years. It reminds of being a kid.