What do you do when you’re having a Crappy Day?
I’m having one of those days. You know…. When there’s nothing really wrong but for some reason, I’m just feeling downright blue and nothing can cheer me up???.
Do you have those days?
I don’t get them often but when I do, it sucks …. Like it sucks royally, like it does right now at this very moment.
For the life of me, I can’t seem to put my finger on what’s needling me but when I get like this, I normally….
1.) Go Shopping.
I went shopping during my lunch hour today. First place I went to was the Drug Store and bought myself a nice fat bag of Candy Coated Easter Eggs. Yes, I know, Easter is over but so what???!!! These Eggies are now 50% off and they taste way better when they are on sale
Then I went and walked in the mall, Pacific Centre Mall to be exact. I window shopped at Club Monaco and found a few really cute pieces that I really, really want but am refusing to buy for they were, in my opinion, ridiculously expensive – even though they were super cute. And then I walked over to Jacob where I found some really cute polka dot socks. I love cute, fancy socks. Although no one can really see what’s on my feet since my boots or shoes normally cover them anyway, I love the fact knowing that I have the cutest pair of socks on. They were having a special on the socks – 3 pairs for $15. So I picked up 2 pairs of the Pewter Dots on Heather Charcoal plus 1 pair of the Teal Dots on Slate socks. I also picked up a really cute Halter Top in a Cotton Knit fabric which is reminiscent of something one would wear on the French Riviera. I can sooooo see this with cropped white sailor pants - which I don't own, just in case you were wondering - but I can always imagine, couldn't I??? I was going to describe the top but it’s just easier to post pictures – which I will shortly.
Then I walked into H & M for a look-see. I get soooo overwhelmed whenever I walk into H & M. I have difficulty dealing with racks upon racks of clothing. Feeling overwhelmed as usual, I walked out after lasting a mere 5 minutes.
I walked by Bebe and saw the cutest little dress in the window. I was ready to go in to check out the dress when I realized that the dress would never look half as good on me as it does on the mannequin for the mannequin had one of them 38-22-36 inch figures and legs up my armpits. So I kept on walking.
I walked into La Senza. Did you know that La Senza is owned by Victoria’s Secret? We don’t have a Victoria’s Secret in Canada but we have La Senza which in my humble opinion, does not come close to being what Victoria’s Secret is in the US. I still LOVE VS. La Senza is like a cheap knock-off … but since I can’t get VS here, I guess I will have to learn to live with La Senza. Anyway, I went in looking for underwear. I found the ones I wanted but they didn’t have it in the color I wanted. Seeing that I couldn’t find a sales person within the store, I left.
2.) Vacation Planning.
Nothing makes me feel better than planning a vacation. I love planning vacations – imagining in my little head where my husband, daughter and I are going to go next. Seeing that Vacation Planning allows me to go to my happy place, I decided that I would think about my next vacation.
Do we go to Scottsdale and stay at the Four Seasons Resort at Troon North – so that my husband can golf and our daughter can play in the pool and I can go shopping to my hearts content? Or maybe we should go to Cancun and stay at the Royal Sands – afterall Kitty (that’s not my daughter's real name. That's what her friends call her at school) was just talking about going back to Cancun this very morning in the car on the way to school. … or maybe, just maybe we could go to Cabo and spend a week at the Cabo Azul Resort and Spa. It’s slightly longer of a flight than to Phoenix and there’ll be a beach for Kitty to play on, it would be great!
But then I remembered my husband saying that he really wants to go to Scottsdale in the Fall so I guess Cancun and Cabo would be completely out of the question. Seeing that Vacation Planning wasn’t making me any happier, I turned to my next comfort activity.
Remember that fat 200g bag of Eggies, well, I polished half of it off planning our next vacation. Suddenly realizing that I ate half a bag of eggies, I folded up the other half and put it away. By the way, eating all that chocolate didn’t make me feel any better. In fact, it made me feel sorta FAT. Oh well.
Since I wasn’t getting any satisfaction from any of my usual “Make Me Feel Better” activities, I decided that I would blog about my crappy day. And for some reason, writing about what I did to make me feel better about my crappy day is… weirdly… making me feel better. I’m certainly feeling lighter (no, I’m not talking about the chocolates I ate) – I’m talking figuratively that is.
You know, I still don’t know what the hell is needling at me but at least, I’m feeling somewhat less anxious compared to when I left the office at noon to go shopping.
So, let’s hear it. What do you do when are you are having a Crappy Day? Do you shop? Eat? Drink? Cry? Blog? What makes you feel good when you are down in the dumps?
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