Those of you who have been reading my blog lately, know that I’ve been a bit down lately – in a dark funk actually. Well, I’m delighted to report that today was an ABSOLUTE GREAT day!
Now, if you’re from the local area here, you know that my improved mental status obviously had nothing to do with the weather, since it was neither sunny nor warm today. I also did not win the lotto (probably due to the fact that I don’t play) nor did I lose any weight (unfortunately).
I DID get a morning phone call however from my niece, Katie, who had noticed that I hadn’t been posting to Facebook and then discovered from reading my blog that I had been fighting the funk. I can’t think of anything nicer than having someone take the time to call and check on me. How very sweet. Thank you, Katie!
I also received some comments via the net: a couple folks who commiserated with me; my daughter who reminded me that I had much to be thankful for; a few who played the Glad Game to help kickstart my “thankfulness”; and Sandy who basically cyberkicked my butt, telling me in so many words to get busy and return to writing my blog! I love you all!!
So …. was it my friends and family that changed my mental state? Definitely everyone’s genuine care and concern was responsible for providing the nudge I needed to make a start but, in all honesty, there was one additional thing that was the ultimate tie breaker — and my granddaughter, Kiana, would be proud — BACON!
Yes siree bob, bacon, plain and simple. Do you know how long it has been since I ate bacon? Well, my intelligent health conscious part, would say that I have made extremely good choices for quite some time but my “throw caution to the wind” side, would say it has been “way too long.” I actually think the seed was planted when my friend Linda’s husband recently got hired at Hempler’s because this morning when I had to drive into Bellingham, bacon was oddly on my mind, and when lunch rolled around, I devoured the most delicious BLT sandwich. (There is something to be said about “comfort” food)
Only problem is that I can’t rely on bacon to keep my mental state healthy so if our representatives could just restore the program funding for the most needy in our country and stop the tax loop holes for the rich, I could sleep a whole lot better at night. Just saying.