Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sometimes, it takes a Sister

I’ve been struggling with this blog post since yesterday afternoon.

I usually have little trouble writing because there are literally dozens of times in a day when I think “Ooh. I should blog about that.”

But this week has not been filled with those moments.

This week has been filled with moments of “Aww shit. I need to remember to tell Katie (my replacement at work) about that.” and “Countdown to leaving Parrish..6 days”.

Not to mention the CONSTANT pain in my neck: literally. I have had a crick in my neck since Sunday. I hate cricks because they make everything so much harder! Conversations, driving, working, exercising…all of these become ten times harder when you can’t turn your head from side to side.

And with everything that’s going on, I’m also constantly harnessing my willpower so that I don’t find myself in a spiral of emotional eating. Reminding myself that bad food makes me feel worse.

I was feeling pretty low last night as I watched the news briefing about the Amendment 1 situation here in NC and as I sat in bed in front of this computer I just couldn’t think of anything to write about.

Then bestie called.

I’m not even sure if she knows when she does it, but my bestie has a real knack for making me feel better. If anything she grounds me. She reminds me not to take myself too seriously. And most of all she loves me, and makes me laugh like no one else.

Bestie and I were talking about her Pinterest last night. In particular, the fact that almost nothing on her Recipe Board is healthy!

She says to me, “Uh huh. There’s that recipe for collards!”

I then pointed out the proximity of her collards to pin to…others.


Mostly the proximity to Funfetti Cake Batter Chex Mix!

In her defense, bestie is incredibly healthy. And she has a real talent for taking an unhealthy recipe and making a few tweaks to better the nutrition. She’s also good at keeping it all in balance.

And just like that my foul mood was gone. I was laughing on the phone with bestie and forgetting about the stress in my life right now. Sometimes laughter is even better than exercise.

So friends, hopefully tomorrow’s post will be a little more…exciting? Delicious? Entertaining?

But for today, I just wanted to thank bestie. I’m lucky to have you. Winking smile