Thanks to my girls for the virtual hugs in my last (and now, looking back, somewhat embarrassing) post. I think blogging while emotional is a bit like blogging when drunk – best kept to a minimum!

I really really wish I could explain in annoying detail about what set off my three-day freakout, but it’s still too raw and upsetting to me and to those nearest to me who are non-bloggers.

One day, I might be able to share a Cliffs Notes version.

BUT! With a few days’ perspective, it’s been easy to smile.

Things that help:

  • Weekends
  • Going to fancy birthday parties with free food and drink
  • Shoe and clothes shopping (sorry, credit card)
  • Sleep-ins
  • Raisin toast and home brewed coffee for breakfast
  • Hanging out with good friends who you know know what’s going on, but know when to leave it out of conversation
  • My  fiance  of awesome (who will be my husband in exactly FOUR weeks, excuse me while I freak out) who still puts up with all of…  this (imagine me gesturing madly at myself)  and still promises to meet me on a beach three weekends from now and say “I do” (or, “I will”, we haven’t written the ceremony yet).
  • Episodes of Glee (Squee!)

Glee is just awesome, isn’t it? Sigh!

I haven’t been able to get the song Smile (the Charlie Chaplin version) out of my head:

And it’s rubbing off on me. I have so many reasons to smile, and I feel so much better when I remember how to:


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6 thoughts on “Some days (like today), it’s easy to smile

  1. *hug*

    share some of your sunshine?

    Posted on 6 September 2010 at 8:09 pm
  2. with you? any time

    Posted on 7 September 2010 at 9:25 am
  3. so glad to hear you’re feeling so much better!
    and i think the occasion emotional post is good, sometimes you need to let a little bit of it slip through
    although i always hate it when i do things like email or sms when really emotional… about 10 minutes later i pretty much ALWAYS regret what i’ve typed. your blog post was nothing like that though!

    hope you can keep on smiling – you’ve got a great one :) (smile that is.. that sounded weird haha)

    Posted on 8 September 2010 at 12:48 pm
  4. LOVE that photo
    and love YOU
    wish i could be there to give you the biggest hugs ever xxxx

    Posted on 8 September 2010 at 7:47 pm
  5. harriet, i wish you weren’t on the other side of the planet!

    lol emma, i think you’re telling me i have a great ass too, no? ;)

    Posted on 8 September 2010 at 8:29 pm
  6. hahaha exactly what i was saying!

    Posted on 9 September 2010 at 10:40 am