I’m not really feeling in the Thanksgiving spirit, but that hasn’t kept me from finding things to be thankful for this week. In fact, going over them will probably help lift me out of the funk I’m in so here we go.
Wednesday: For the book Women Food and God. Although I don’t agree with Geneen Roth’s take on God, her take on our relationship with food and how to stop abusing it made a lot of sense to me. I finished the book on Wednesday and applying the principles really helped me a lot over the next three days. I won’t say anything about the days after that. LOL! I think I need to read it again. Geneen would not condone me using food for comfort today.
Thursday: I about had a heart attack when I found Western Bagel Company’s Alternative Bagels (110 cals for big, soft, chewy, delicious bagels) at Dillons! I purchased a box of them online before, but with shipping they’re too costly and I mourned the absence of them in my kitchen ever since. Until now! They had every flavor and I literally squealed in the bread aisle when I saw them. People gave me sidelong glances. I didn’t care. I had my favorite bagels. United again, at last!
Friday: I was thankful to spend New Year’s Eve with our BFF’s, Danielle and Everett.
Saturday: I was thankful to finally catch up on some sleep! Annnnnd, I finally got myself a really fantastic bra! No, you don’t understand. I’ve like never had a really fantastic bra. Really fantastic bras are expensive. And I’m cheap. But I finally got fed up with my boobs popping out of my bra cups and the band always being up around my neck because it’s too loose to stay put, so I threw up my hands and went shopping. I was tempted to get the ones on sale just because they were discounted, which is my usual MO:
But I fought the urge and spent $60 (*gasp*) on a Spanx bra that is like the most comfortable thing in the entire universe. And it’s made so that you don’t get the yucky back bumps from it cutting into your fat. LOVE!
Sunday: Having the day off so I could sleep off the exhaustion from whatever stomach virus I was hit with Saturday night.
Monday: for my baby girl. I left an encounter with my father feeling angry and frustrated to the point that it took me a while to realize I was driving 70 in a 60 while musing over it on my way home. But when I got home, Jessie greeted me at the door with enthusiasm, totally stoked to see me and to get her hugs and pets, and all my concerns just flew out of my mind. Having a dog is so therapeutic.
Tuesday: Today totally sucked. I am listening to Oliver Twist at work, and it is slowly killing me. Sometimes it got to the point where I couldn’t take the horror and had to pause it just to keep myself from shattering. But it’s so terrible that I have to keep listening b/c if I never get to the happy ending, I will be scarred for life. Why did I think reading this classic would be a good idea?! I’m too tenderhearted for it. And then on the way home I had a deeply troubling conversation with someone I love that made me afraid for them. But there is a silver lining! When I got home, I found my Zappos order had come in! In another concession to comfort, I finally gave in and spent good money on a new pair of running shoes since I was starting to get knee pain when running and realized I hadn’t replaced my sneakers in over two years! I love these new Brooks Ravenna running shoes–good for the overpronated like me.