or "vacuum" as we used to say as kids. We weren't allowed to use the word "suck." I could think of a lot worse words we could have been saying, but that one was on the "not okay" list. And so even now, when I say "that sucks" I still find myself thinking "that vacuumes" which is silly, and then makes me giggle and then I feel the need to try and explain the back story to those around me. But of course it takes too long, and its no longer funny. Just like this paragraph...
What was I saying? Oh yeah... Some days suck. Like today.
There is really no need to dwell on what made it so, but suffice it to say I wish I could have stayed in bed instead. But maybe it was just the head space I woke up in, and so my bed would have caused me just as many problems. As I sit now and really think about it, I'm forced to acknowledge that I probably have a little PMS, and I usually get pretty overwhelmed and weepy during that time of the month.
I just know I'm going to get a text message from my mom tomorrow that says: "I can't believe you talked about your period on your blog! Don't you know anyone can read that?"
Yes mum, I know. And I think I'm okay with it. :)
And really, that's why I blog. Because real life is just that: real life. Its not always pretty pictures and happy news and the type of celebrations you'd think of when you hear that word. Sometimes real life is pain and heartache and terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. But real life is also beauty and unraveling and love. Blogging memorializes all of it. So we can revel in the contrast of the two extremes. So we can learn and share and remember.
And we can choose to celebrate.
So tonight after dinner (which was ready when I got home, thanks to that chef of a husband of mine) I decided to take a bath, download a Kindle book and then have some ice cream while I blogged this. I sprayed on one of my favorite good memory scents and turned on my Pandora station and just wrote. That's how I celebrated today, even though it "sucked."
And honestly, it doesn't suck so much anymore. :)
What do you do when you have "one of those days?"
Do you choose to find something to celebrate?
Is there a little something that can always make you smile?