Tuesday, April 15, 2008
What a Difference a Day Makes
Sometimes all you need is to have one really good day. Yesterday i woke up after almost 6 hours of sleep. I had a McGriddle for breakfast. I was wearing heels. I accomplished all of my Monday goals at work, including getting the summer sorted out. Someone told me they were proud of me. Wendy came to work and made it through the day. Someone invited me over for dinner later this week. Someone commented on my cute hair (i just cut the really short Bettie Page bangs that i favor in the summer, but always look alarming the first day). There was a post card from my dad. I talked to my mom, who is having a good week. I talked to my beloved Rea as we plan for her birthday visit (my birthday, her visit - technically it's happening the week before my birthday). Someone called to start scheduling a birthday dinner a month in advance to be sure we can find a date. I received a picture in the mail of me and one of the people i love the most in the world from the angel he was smart enough to marry. I got e-mail from the sweetheart i lived with in college, talking about possibilities for our reunion this fall. There was a mix CD waiting for me at home from someone close to my heart, but far from my door that very well might be the BEST MIX CD i have ever received (and i've gotten some whoop-a** ones in the past). I had a fabulous dinner of leftover Mexi-bake (a dish i made up with pasta, rice, black beans, onions, jalapenos, taco sauce, cilantro, cumin, spinach, corn and cheese) and fresh strawberries with a little sugar. I took a break from the gym cause my arms still ached in a good way from the workout the day before. I wrote in my journal for the first time in a while. I finally finished a project I've been working on for weeks and took pictures of it. (to be blogged after the recipient has it) I went right to sleep when i got in bed. It is amazing how little it takes to put you back on course. The big horrible things in life that weigh us down and stress us out can be put into perspective with a kind word or gesture, with the right song. I still have quite a bit of stress in my life right now, but it is so much easier to carry today. What a difference a day makes, indeed.