Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pity Party Averted

At times like this it is so easy to fall into a full-fledged pity party.
I got dumped (again).
My car is acting crazy.
Work is beyond explainable.
My stomach is killing me (stress? 5 cookies I ate for breakfast? who knows)

Then I slipped away from the office to go to South Coast Plaza.
I bought new make up.

As I was walking back to my car, it hit me. No, not my car. But my attitude. It needs adjusting.
I am healthy.
I have a job.
I got my hair done and it looks great (thanks Kim).
I can still fit in my size 4s.
There are possibilities.
There is hope.

I guess retail therapy does really help!

Song of the day: Bruises by Chairlift (guess who that's dedicated to??)

32 comments:

Viv said...

Size 4 and great hair... That's not hope. That is a knockout!

*aron* said...

shopping ALWAYS helps me feel better :)

you are amazing POM!!!

the gazelle said...

I need great hair. I have 'meh' hair. Weekend project, maybe.

Glad you're feeling better!

audgepodge said...

Amen, sista! You're doing fab-u-lous ;)

Marcy said...

Ooooooo shopping always does a girl some good ;-)

Denise said...

Good for you!! You have more going for you than you think!

Kelly H. said...

Ah retail. I was so tempted to get some new mac cosmetics at the mall today. But I was really there to shop for a 1 year old so I stopped myself. Now I'm wishing I hadn't. I love new make up and hair, you just feel so sassy, right?

Danielle said...

I've spent a fortune on "therapy" (the mall) this year! There is no better therapist around...but you may need a financial advisor if you aren't careful! :)

Judi said...

Size 4? I am barley fitting into my 6's. :(

lilrunner N.D. said...

Add in there that you're a super runner and have completed marathons at awesome times. It always feels good to shop and eat to feel better. Shopping always helps me. But you are totally right - you have so many good things going on!!! And you're so cute! So screw him, his loss. You have tons to offer.

MissAllycat said...

New makeup always perks me right up. Have you tried this yet?? LOVE http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P74310&categoryId=B70.

Jess said...

I *heart* that song by Chairlift!

Anyhoo, glad the retail therapy helped!

Haley said...

That's the spirit! You got it all baby!

Melanie said...

Retail therapy is the best :) hang in there, you have a lot of positive things going for you.

chia said...

Ha! I need to start living vicariously happy through you hair/bod lady ;-). I'm hovering at an 8 with a really shitty impulse cut dump-induced by a guy that I shouldn't really give two swings about. And in 3 weeks I'll be unemployed LOL!

It's all in how you choose to feel girlie... if you choose happiness you get happiness. It's all a matter of perception :-)

I think I'm going to run now. I need size 6's.

joyRuN said...

Yes, retail therapy is wonderful! Glad it helped :)

teacherwoman said...

Way to change the attitude! Hell, I would love to be able to fit into a size 6! LOL

Heather said...

Truly awesome post. Way to look at the positive. A change in perspective is SO key. I was feeling like a total victim with the breastfeeding troubles, then I changed my attitude and now I'm feeling a zillion times better. Hooray!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

If shopping does it for you--all the power to you:) It doesn't do it for me.

You're amazing;) Glad your turning it around. It's so powerful how much an attitude adjustment can do. Thanks for sharing:)

sara said...

glad to hear you are taking care of yourself! :)

(and what's so wrong with cookies for breakfast? that's what i had for breakfast this morning ...)

Michelle J said...

p.o.m yay for retail therapy!!! It always helps me to feel better about whatever is bugging me!!!

I am glad your feeling better chica!!!

Laurel said...

Shopping always works for me too.

Glad you are feeling better.

Susan said...

Size 4 -- JESUS! Wow. And great hair to boot. World on a string!

M*J*C said...

Yeah for new makeup!!!! Good for you POM!!! Fitting into your size 4's....AWESOME!!!! As of this morning (I ate salty nachos and crap last night) my 4's are SKIN TIGHT!!!! I have to get back on track!!! Thanks for the motivation!!

D10 said...

I got my hair done and it looks great...this just made me smile! You forgot that you are also a strong woman.

Carolina John said...

Retail therapy does wonders to give you a new perspective. Keep an open mind, and everything will be fine. I'm glad you're feeling better! and you got the shopping in before thanksgiving

Brooke said...

Wow. Way to nip the negativity in the bud and turn it around! I've been working on positivity myself lately, and dang- it's hard!

sunshine said...

Glad to hear a little shopping lifted your spirits.

Now... all you need is a great mani/pedi and you'll be ready to rule the universe. :)

carla said...

size four healthy A NEW HEAD? whats not to love ;)

Ali said...

I heart retail therapy!

Sarah said...

Size 4. Nuff said.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hey Sweetie, checking in and catching up. Yeah, seriously? Size 4 is probably enough said. I would be a hugely incredible bitch if I was a size 4. :D :D hee hee. (wait a minute, I was 134 and I was! huh. sorry for the personal flashback.)

I am so dang sorry for the crap you have gone through. You are just amazing how you come through and learn and grow and work on the attitude. It's all going to work out. Ask the universe and believe. :D

BTW, I'd love to have a girlfriend named spicy latina. how hilarious.

You take care and remember I'm always here.

XOXO
Nanc