Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today is a Good Day.

Today was just one of those days that make me smile.  For the first time in weeks, I feel relaxed and thankful and awesome, thanks to some of the amazing people I'm lucky enough to have in my life.

First of all, Nova and I are planning a pretty bad-ass guest post situation for tomorrow. Be ready.

Second, I went to therapy today to totally unload my brain of all the stress that's been building up these last few weeks.  I literally rambled for a straight hour about "Hoarders" and "Intervention," my fear of losing my job, some minor family issues, and of course, moving stress.  My therapist banned me from perusing Craigslist rentals until Monday, and as soon as she said it I felt a huge weight lifted off.  Funny how I respond so well to authority.

After therapy Rob and I drove to Auburn to drop off some of our unwanted furniture with Safe Voices, a local domestic violence shelter and advocacy group.  It felt good knowing that the stuff we don't want will potentially help a woman (or man) in a tough spot get back on their feet again and set up a new place to live.  I didn't even know that donating to a domestic violence group was an option, but I'm glad to know now.

I took Rob out to a restaurant in Lewiston called She Doesn't Like Guthries, which is a weird little artsy hipster oasis in the mill town aesthetic that dominates in Lewiston.  I had a yummy fiesta bowl (kind of like a burrito bowl at Chipotle) and a  smoothie, and Rob had a delicious burrito.   Expensive but totally worth it to have a little lunch date with my husband.

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When I got home and checked the mail I found that I had a package from the AMAZING Deanna. As I opened it Rob said, "I think this girl has a crush on you." AND HE'S RIGHT.

First of all, she decorated the package with awesome stickers and semi-threatening messages.  Do that and you have my heart forever.

I also got two adorable necklaces from F21, and a valentine from the very famous Gage of Gage Says, and as we all know, he doesn't just give out valentines to anyone.  So, you know, be jealous.

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The piece de resistance, though, was the note I got from Deanna, in which she promised me that the note had been "smothered in her breasts." Best friends? Check. Online girlfriends? Check.

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This is why I love friends, both online and in real life.  Deanna, you are amazing.

Later tonight our awesome landlords are taking us out for a farewell dinner.  I'm sure after that we'll snuggle on the couch (Rob and I, not our landlords), watch the Thursday night NBC lineup, and maybe even have a few drinks.

Plus this weekend we're having a going away party with our parents! A wonderful ending to the week.

How has your day been?


  1. Glad you are having a good day! Donating clothes and things I don't need to goodwill always makes me feel good about helping someone and reminds me of how much I have to be thankful for

  2. haha! funny mental picture of you & rob snuggling with your landlords!!!

  3. Yay for good days! And yay for going away parties! And yay for fun packages! :)

  4. rob just doesn't understand. peppy wouldn't either. but that's ok.

    so much for discrepancy. i wasn't sure if we were supposed to keep our little 'arrangement' a secret or not. it's much better now that it's out in the open.

    glad you had a good day! :)

  5. Your date reminds me of one of my favorite places in Flagstaff!!
    I love your little package from Deanna too! Her blog always makes me smile and she seems like an excellent choice in online girlfriends! =]

  6. i'm so glad you had a good day :) that's a great charity you donated your furniture to, and it's always nice to hear about people donating their things rather than trying to sell everything and make a quick buck.

    wait, she can't have more of a crush on you than i do. i mean, i'm the one who stalks you from behind the trees when you're not looking, right?! haha, deanna sounds hilarious though, and you can never go wrong with a card covered in boob residue.

  7. That necklace is perfect! :)

  8. Happy to hear that your anxiety is doing better after therapy. Have a fabulous weekend, and loooove those necklaces!!

  9. I love days like this, and it did seem perfect! Happy for you friend. Yay sweet friends!! <3


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