Thursday, October 21, 2010

defeating the sneaky hate spiral

Last night I found myself at the beginning of a Sneaky Hate Spiral. Everything was going fine until I got home from yoga and found that Nathan hadn't started dinner yet. I was starving and cranky, and he suggested we go out to eat. Since I have had sushi about nine times in the last two weeks, we decided to go to Chili's instead. Yes, Chili's. I am not a huge fan of Chili's, but thought, "How hard could a margarita and some veggie fajitas be?" Harder than they seem, apparently. On the way home, I already started to feel sick from the food and had a perhaps melodramatic cry as I bemoaned our sadly limited options for fine dining here in East Texas. I slept badly, skipped my run this morning, and argued with Nathan over breakfast. I'm trying to turn this day around before I get too far into the Spiral and never fear - things are already beginning to look up. The fact that I am 27th in the Good Mood Blogger contest is helping (keep those votes coming!) and so in honor of the all the clicks y'all have been giving me, I thought I'd give you a photo montage of some of the things that make me happiest.

Puppies are sweet and loving, even when they wake you up at 4am and you can't go back to sleep. 

I love riding my scooter around town. Love, love, love it. Yesterday I had to fill the gas tank for the second time since I bought it, and it cost me a whopping total of $2.57. 

Even though I miss the range of seasons in the North (remind me again what this thing you call "autumn" is?) East Texas can be pretty damn beautiful in it's own humid, piney way. 

Blue shoes and yellow flowers, in a dress borrowed from a good friend, at the wedding of another good friend. So many versions of love in one photo!

In addition to sweet potato sushi rolls and doing headstands in yoga, soy lattes complete the triumvirate of things that never fail to make me smile.

Okay. I think the Sneaky Hate Spiral is officially held at bay. I hope you're all having a great day and remember - Friday is just around the corner! Also, if you haven't voted yet today (from your work computer, home computer, and mobile devices!) please do so now. It only takes a second and I would love to break into the top 20 today! We're so close!