BOY, was I under a cloud for the past few days. Some literal, for sure, but also just a gloomy cloud of gloomy blahs. Maybe started by leftover depression from the election compounded by the time change and then what should have been a mild hangover made worse by a sleepness night with Little A. and fucking crappy ass November rain crap. But from Sunday morning, 'til this morning, I felt just...gloomy.
You should thank me for not posting, 'cause it would have been all WAH it is cold and drizzly and windy and it SUCKS and I am LONELY and my HEAD HURTS and I didn't get to do KARAOKE and my legs are ITCHY and WAH LIFE IS SO HAAAARRRRRD. Etc. Boring shit.
But today! It was sunny! And 50! And after a bout of productivity yesterday (fueled by a record-breaking 10 hours of sleep), I gave myself a present of hot yoga and thai food, the afterglow of which carried over to this not-gloomy day. And then this afternoon Floyd the Greyhound and I took a nice walk, and Little A. and I spent some time with her cousins and Nana. We all danced to "The Wheels on the Bus" and did the Hokey-Pokey. The promise of apple juice for all invited a spontaneous celebration around the kitchen island, with clapping, shouting, and "HOORAYS!!" My adorable niece kept looking outside and saying "Boy, it is getting too EARLY out there!" Adorable. And then we came home and the FYD had made us raviolis! It was a good day. One during which it was nigh-on impossible to gloom.
Writing this all down here so I won't forget this prescription.
What are your gloom-busters? I'm gonna steal 'em as back-up in case of a long cold winter.