Monday, November 10, 2008

The Therapy of Writing

This is one of the times writing becomes especially therapeutic for me. Not physically--my shoulders are so knotted and tense!
I've had a fabulous weekend--and today hasn't been bad, either...but the excitement has washed off a little. I went to a Mary Kay retreat for the Jan Harris Area. I'm still feeling motivated and happy.
The reason I feel like I need cheering is pretty silly: Ender has been cranky with me today. He was so excited to see me this morning after I'd been gone for three days, and he gave me the cutest little laughs and smiles. But the rest of the day? Maybe he's just worried when I'm not holding him or looking him in the eye. I resisted impatience, so I'm fine.
The other reason...the other reason is way sillier...I'm embarrassed to admit it! I went to my blog so excited to see if there were comments, but there weren't any for the last two posts. (Now, don't go and write out of pity). I think it's just that I wanted so badly to hear what any reader thought. At the same time, they're not my favorite posts or anything. Anyway, I decided I ought to write and return to my previously wonderful mood!

I look hot today. I went grocery shopping in high heels. And somehow, I picked a time to go when there were lots of guys there (I mean for real--there were hardly any women at the store at all). A couple of them gave me a once-over and one whistled, one awkward cashier got big eyes and asked my chest how it was doing rather than my face. :\ Meh...THAT's gross. Besides that, though, I feel flattered. It's nice to realize I put up a good image for myself today, refusing the urge to slump through the grocery store in my jammies.

That did it! I feel good again. I have an adventure to relate about my flight (or non-flight...) home! First, dinner. Which happens to be my lunch, too.


  1. Wow! I didn't realize your retreat was going to be THREE days!! I didn't know Ender did that well with a bottle either. We know how he did now that you're back, but how'd he do while you were gone?

    And oh...your last couple of posts...I seriously meant to comment, but they were so meaty and full of good stuff it was taking me forever to figure out how to say what I wanted to say. That's what comes of being with kids all day I guess. :) And being pregnant. :) And feeling fried. :) So...there're my excuses...

    I think that's awesome that you went grocery shopping in heels. Very impressive really. I can't walk in heels. Still learning. I do much better in block heels and wedges.

    Oh, and did you realize you can have your blog set up so that you get an email every time someone comments? Instead of having to go TO your blog to check? Look around in settings and you should be able to figure it out.

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I enjoy writing so much but it's often so much more fun to see that people are enjoying what I write. I used to check my blog over & over, now I get emails when I get comments. Still, not enough for greedy me. I put a counter on my blog. Then I realized that lots of people were coming but no one was leaving notes! So then I put a tracker on my blog and now I can go see who came to visit. I know, it all sounds rather vain and petty, but it's my little boost of self esteem each day, knowing that someone enjoys reading about my busy life. So, don't feel bad about wanting to see comments, that's one of the funnest parts of blogging!! And, I think you should wear heals to the grocery store when ever you go! I love to wear them to Lowe's or Home Depot. The sales men hear you coming on the cement floor and you never have to wait for help!!

  3. I think it's good that you want comments. I LOVE comments! I write publically so I can hear people's opinions publically--at least that's the case most of the time.

    P.S.-I like to wear heels when I do laundry. :) I like the click of my heels on our tiles.


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