Here are a few things I’ve learned recently.
1. A frozen pizza in the freezer is worth it’s weight in gold when you are homebound with sick kids, out of groceries, and need to feed your man. (I think we need to update the old “bird in the hand” adage to read: a pizza in the freezer is worth two in the restaurant.)
2. I now realize what phone books are for: the one page where they list poison control and the fire department’s number for non emergencies. I also learned that you will hold on to a phone book for five years (Yes five, because it someone stuck around even though you threw new editions away each year.) only to use it once you finally threw it in the trash. You will in fact, have to dig to the bottom of the pile of things you threw away earlier in the day in order to get to said phonebook. You will attempt to throw it out the next day, only to need it for a new emergency contact number. You’ve since smartened up and torn out the page with the emergency numbers on it and stuck it to your fridge.
3. Sometimes you have to cut yourself some slack if you want to survive. Sometimes, “not doing something” so that you can rest is the most important thing you can do. Go easy on yourself. Sometimes you need to leave the dishes in the sink and go soak in the tub/watch Netflix/stare at the walls.
4. Once in awhile, people will say things that hurt your feelings. That says more about them then it does about you. Shake it off. (Also, sing “Shake It Off.”)
5. Never underestimate the power of a great fitting pair of jeans, a steaming cup of coffee, or a perfectly timed funny text from a friend. Never underestimate the impact you could have by offering that power to someone else. So grab an extra coffee to go next time and drop it off to someone who needs cheering up. Send a friend a funny meme when you think of it. Or tell your best gal pal that she is rockin those blue jeans like it’s her job. Life is tough, so celebrate the small things. Better yet, celebrate them together.
Happy friday, and yay you! You made it to the weekend.