We spent this afternoon eating tacos and floats, getting comics, shopping vintage and being together. It was a day full of things I love, and I still let my mood be crappy. I got mad at the city of Raleigh for the same terrible signage problem I’ve gotten mad at them for in the past. I was sleepy and jealous that I had to drive and so couldn’t nap in the car. My eyeballs hurt from dust and pollen. I had a caffeine headache. And other complaints.
But now that I’ve been able to take a nap on the couch, wash the sheets and flip the mattress on the bed and just be still for a minute, I’m looking back on it as a great day. The weather was perfect, the company was awesome and I got a new (old) scarf with pretty flowers all over it. I wore a strapless dress without incident and thought ahead with sunscreen. I read a few pages of a Sherlock Holmes story and am super impressed with how efficient a writer Arthur Conan Doyle was. Seriously inspirational. The ladies at the table next to us at Chubby’s Tacos were talking mad shit on their associates. The comic book guy and O bantered about putting boogers into all the comics (free booger with purchase). O wanted to buy a velvet painting of a rottweiler but didn’t. I eventually found the interstate and got us home, even though it was a bit of a struggle.
I’ve been trying to count my blessings daily so I don’t get overwhelmed by little annoyances that have a tendency to pile up into tiny mountains to scale on my road to a good mood. Sometimes it takes extra mindfulness because I have a natural tendency toward cynicism, if not full-on pessimism. But these days things are looking up, so I should also be.