Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's kind of a funny story.

Sorry I didn't get the blog updated yesterday with your buttons. They should be all up to date now.
I took a personal day from work.
That's a big deal, considering I don't even take a day off work when I'm coughing my lungs out.
I called Clint and he came home a little early.
I cried in his lap for a little bit.
Then we got up and got going.
I always set a limit on how long I can be sad about something.
Example: Okay, you can be sad [insert time: tonight], but tomorrow you're going to be happy and optimistic, and do your best to not think about it too much.
It works for me.

Taking the night off yesterday was honestly the best thing I could have done for myself. Today I feel rejuvinated. It's really important to take time to take care of ourselves. I'm just now learning that.  

Last night with my day off, I made garlic mashed potatoes for dinner, which is my ultimate comfort food. Then I made the most delicious cookies I swear I've ever tasted in my life. Peanut butter cup cookies. My mouth is watering just thinking of them. Too bad the two of us already finished those 12 cookies in 24 hours. Did I just admit that? They were small cookies.

Then we watched this:

It's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. And no, I didn't pick it on purpose because I wasn't having the best day. I didn't even know what it was about. But it was good. It was about a young suicidal boy who checks himself into a psychiatric ward of a hospital. He deals with depression, like so many others in this world. I had two friends attempt suicide in high school. I remember visiting them in this sad place. But don't worry, it's not a depressing movie. It will leave you remembering all the things you love about life. So, watch it. Thank me later.

Moral of the story:
(1) sometimes taking care of yourself means taking a night off work and eating a ridiculous amount of cookies with your favorite person in the world. If you don't believe me, try it.
(2) I have the best, sweetest, most handsome husband in the whole world.
 point in case ;)

p.s. if you didn't read my latest post, scroll down! I'm offering free sponsorship to anyone [unless maybe you're crazy and blog about abusing monkeys or nasty things to do with earwax] who wants it!

also, anyone who left a request to be included yesterday should be up there. If your button or link isn't up, let me know and I'll fix it ASAP!


Caitlin Jones said...

That photo of you two is so dang beautiful!! I hope you just have pictures of yourselves plastered all over your abode because they are so lovely!! And because if we don't have kids we are supposed to just have pics of ourselves, right?

Gentri said...

I always thought that was an interesting movie that i should watch. And those cookies sound delicious!!

Katie said...

I would love to be on the side! :) And I definitely need mental health days sometimes, too. I think we all do. And it seems like you feel a little better, so it must have worked :)

megan danielle said...

i definitely missed that post! put me up: p.s. you and your husband are adorable!

rach. said...

i'm so glad you posted this! i have been looking for a good movie for my boyfriend and i to watch. ;) and that picture of you guys is beautiful. you are so inspirational! if you get the chance to check out my blog i would love your opinons on it. :)

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Dana Richards said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation, definitely adding to our list.

Chelsea said...

Now I really just want to watch that movie. It sounds way fantastic.

Also: you're way fantastic. I love how sunshiney you are . . . even when you maybe aren't feeling like it. You are an awesome person.

And girl. I totally want to free-sponsor you. Best giveaway ever.


Ashley Sloan said...

Oh I'm sorry you had a bad day!! I think that movie sounds interesting because psychology is very interesting to me! I worked at a psychiatric youth residential treatment center in little Provo and I love those kids and miss them! And apparantly I wasn't following your blog! I've read it and commented on it before. Now I'm a follower hehe :) Have a gooood day now!

Jennifer said...

Um yes, cookies and mashed potatoes are my fav comfort foods too. Isn't it great just to snuggle up with your hubs when you aren't feeling well? Gosh, it's the best.

PS: I never get tired of seeing your wedding pics. They are SO gorgeous!

Megan said...

Husbands are so wonderful, especially when you are feeling a little bit down. Those cookies sound delicious! Recipe??

Clint said...

i want in! heres my url


the button should be easy to find. its either the one of me chasing a monkey with a baseball bat or an earwax frosting cake. your choice. :)