Wow! You guys had some interesting comments today!
- Regarding the stomach issues: After some online investigation and talking to my mother (who’s a nurse), I do not think it is gallbladder stones, a food allergy, or acid reflux. I think I’m just really, really freakishly busy and stressed and my stress is manifesting itself physically.
- Regarding the Oven Timer issue: I LOVE how many people use an Oven Timer instead of a stopwatch or Garmin. I still really want a Garmin, but I don’t think it’s a purchase we can make right now. 🙁
My appetite came back this afternoon and I managed to eat some really yummy stuff:
Granola and Oikos yogurt:
As usual, dinner was eaten in stages. First, I had a banana and a bar:
A little bit later, I gave in to my cookie desires and ate about 2/3 of this chocolate chip cookie while at night shift:
BEST… COOKIE… EVER.
And when I got home around 10, I slammed a double portion of Amazing Grass because I realized I hadn’t eaten a single vegetable all day (oops).
How To Create Your Own Happiness
I went on a serious Operation Beautiful spree today in a public restroom. I was feeling kind of down and drained, so I pulled out my packet of post its and started to write motivational messages. I think the beauty of Operation Beautiful is that the messages are really to YOURSELF even though you are posting them for other people to find.
One of the things that the Husband has taught me is that you create your own reality. The Husband is kind of like a wise old man who’s stuck in a 25 year old’s body, I swear. :) All joking aside, he taught me… the natural pessimist… to see the BEAUTY and the JOY in everything.
There is ALWAYS something to smile about. You cultivate your own happiness; it isn’t something that just "happens" to people. Everyone in the world has something negative to focus on, but happy people choose to focus on the good, no matter what the proportion of bad to good is.
I really am a natural pessimist. I can worry too much, I tend to stress too much, I like to overplan and overcompensate… but I’ve CHANGED the way I view the world.
I am an optimist convert. 🙂
Have a wonderful evening, my bloggy friends!