Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just ugh.

more tea
{old photo from 2009}

I'm not feeling so upbeat today. In fact, I'm feeling pretty crappy. On a good note though? My mouth is starting to feel better. But the combination of too much time inside, not enough substantial food, no exercise, and having weird medicine in my body from the surgery and afterward (I rarely even take Tylenol for a headache), I am feeling kind of down.

I wasn't sure whether or not to even write this post- I like to focus only on the positive here as much as I can, but Henry is napping and I've reached the end of Pinterest (is that even possible?), so here I am, typing it out. Sometimes I hold back from sharing sadness or negativity because it makes me feel like one, I'm complaining. And who comes to a blog to read complaints?! And two, I know my complaints are not a big deal whatsoever in the span of all of the other things going on in this big, wide universe. But here in my little world, they do seem like a pretty big deal, as most negative things can sometimes do. It's not even like anything is going wrong; mainly I'm annoyed at my mouth, my numb lip and chin, my inability to eat normal food, and the fact that I just feel so blah and depressed. I hate feeling like this- like I have no motivation to do anything. And typing it out makes me feel even more ridiculous for feeling so down about all of it.

SO with that said, I thought you could do me a favor.

I was hoping that you could all leave a comment telling me something awesome that is going on with you! Good news, something that made you smile today, whatever it is that you want to share. I'm excited to get some positivity going again!

141 comments:

  1. I think its awesome you are willing to be real on your blog! Thats what we need. So often we get caught up in the life of a fellow blogger, wondering why our lives arent as "beautiful" and "happy" as theirs, when in reality, theyre only posting the good stuff, and leaving out the bad! I'm so glad you posted this today. Hope your day gets better, and thanks for being real!

    Blake Reynolds
    blakereynolds.blogspot.com

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  2. i made my dogs ridiculously happy by sewing up 15 of their ripped toys. they've been sitting on top of the bookshelf for months and now their toy box is full :)

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  3. I got a much needed haircut and finally have a little bit of a hairstyle again. It feels so so good!

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  4. we all have days like that, and i love that you can be honest and open about it on your blog. i've been sick in bed all day, but the small things making me happy include hot tea on a cold day, hearing the rain outside, and looking forward to the weekend.

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  5. I have a random day off of school today for a day of Prayer. It was a really awesome and relaxed day.

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  6. the sun in shining in portland. while that's not a big deal for most people, it is a big deal here in march. and it puts everyone in a great mood. my dog and i are heading out on a walk to soak in all that we can!

    feel better!

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  7. Getting my wisdom teeth out was akin to medieval torture. I still don't think I've ever been in so much weird pain...

    I think the hardest part was that it took me a few weeks to feel like my normal self again, when other people were out eating sandwiches the day after surgery.

    Hang in there. It DOES end. I promise.

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  8. Something great? Hm. The time on the walking trail this morning made me smile like nothing else has lately....I finally am to the point that exercise and getting out and eating right is the way my body wants me to be instead of sedentary and junk food.

    :) Andrea from littlelifeofmine.blogspot.com

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  9. I got a call about coming in for a job interview for an AMAZING position for a HUGEEEEEE organization in a city that I LOVE <3 It's an awesome feeling! (PS I enjoy when bloggers keep it real. the good and the bad. it makes people more authentic)

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  10. Today I encouraged a coworker who was planning to eat a 1,115 calorie lunch from McDonalds to pick a healthy alternative. She ended up getting a salad from the market with me and we had a great time talking. The best part is that she doesn't feel sluggish this afternoon because her caloric intake is too high! Spreading the wellness bug always makes me feel good.

    Hope you feel better soon, lady.

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  11. Honesty on a blog is good :) It's real!

    I spent three hours on my neighbour's back porch with him, he is a friend from my childhood and we only recently reconnected (which is silly because we're neighbours...) and he bought me breakfast and we chatted about life and he was super interested in all my art and it was just awesome. He also has the cutest puppy who cuddled up on my lap as though she knew me her whole life. On top of it all it was beautiful and sunny out! All in all a feel-good time :)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  12. I love that you're honest on the blog. :) Bummer that you're having one of those days though. So something good going on here... After lots of rain, the sun is finally shining and it's actually semi-warm. :) Seems insignificant, but it's totally a mood changer for me.

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  13. Cheer up buttercup! Just enjoy these unproductive days, you need your rest even if it makes you feel suckier... I'm happy that I have 2.5 weeks left till my due date, super excited for my 4th baby to arrive :)

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  14. Actually you know something, I was literally just thinking how much I really love my life. I actually stopped what I was doing and thought about how incredibly lucky I am to have everything that I do and I hope people genuinely take the time out of their day to think of all the good things in their life because chances are, there are a LOT of them!

    I'm thankful for my amazing apartment and the boy who lives in it with me ;) our adorable cat, that we get to travel, that we both have stable jobs, that I'm about to finish college with no debt, I could go on...anyway, moral of the story is: There's a LOT of good things going on with me :)

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  15. My antibiotics and pain meds from dental stuff made me feel like I was crawling out of my skin :/ it gets better in a few days.

    Something good. My silly silly son wanted to wear my headband after we ran 2.4 miles today in this GORGEOUS park near us, the trail is 28 miles (around the lake) through woods, multiple play grounds, a carousel in the woods and a train (for kids and parents) that ride in the wooded area of the park :-)

    Also...last night I slept 7 hours of interrupted sleep! First time ever since I had Judah.
    I think that deserves a party or maybe some easter candy to celebrate ;-)

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  16. I completed the entire Hunger Games series because of you. One of your posts mentioned how much you love the books and on a bored day I picked it up. I am so glad I did. Now I feel like that spark of loving to read has been reignited. Thanks so much for the motivation!

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  17. I finished an essay, woo hoo! And started packing my bags to go home for three weeks for Easter to see my cat, my fella and my friends! :)

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  18. don't ever feel bad about venting to your readers. at least for me, i think of you as a bloggy friend, and i while i'd much prefer you have good days every day, i never mind hearing about when you're having a bad one. it makes you even more amazing in my book, because you're just that much more relateable.

    as for good news in my life...i get to skype with my mom tonight, which is always fun because being away at college, i don't get to see her very often. :)

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  19. It's sunny in the UK at the moment, and I put myself up for an audition for a huge theatre production and I got a speaking part! :-D and the downs always make the highs higher!!!! :-) Chin up dear, as my dad would say with a huge hug and more tea!
    Xxx

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  20. My baby turns ONE YEAR OLD on Saturday! I can hardly believe it's already happening; I'm pretty sure I've only blinked like 4, maybe 5 times in this past year. What an amazing year it's been though :D The Moose is the light in my life, MY reason for being positive & searching for the UP beat when I'm feeling beat the eff DOWN. This crazy kid has given motivation where, before, there was none.

    What's even MORE awesome is that mema (from whom I was estranged for the past 3 years - looooong angry story) & I are now on speaking terms and, once in a while, the woman shines through when no one else will. Mema is fulfilling my dream of giving the Moose a traditional Korean first birthday - she already planned everything out, bought the dress (hanbok), ordered the rice cakes, and is collecting items for the doljabi (a game where the kid picks from a group of items that represent possible life paths). I am so freaking stoked, I can barely contain it. I hope you'll at least bust a smile & share some of this joy that overrunneth :D

    Best wishes for a super speedy recovery & a quick bounce back of that pep in your step.

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  21. Hope you get to feeling better soon, Lovely! I bought a new dress today and it was in the regular size clothes and not plus!!! Woot!Woot! :)

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  22. I'm really excited because I am going to be one of 6000 people taking part in a special run through the Olympic Park on Saturday. We will be the first people into the stadium and I get to run 5 miles through the park and finish by running in the stadium and across the finish line!

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  23. I hope you feel better soon!
    And i think it's fantastic that you share some not-so-great things, too.

    What makes me really, really happy right now are my plans for the weekend: My boyfriend and I are visiting my favourite city in Germany, Hamburg. We're going to see the Lion King musical and one of my favourite artists in concert and I'm soo excited! Just one more night, yay :]

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  24. After nearly a year of searching, I finally accepted an offer for a job that is perfect for me in downtown LA! The result of this is my moving from a very undesirable location (currently an hour and a half from my bf and bff) to living with my boyfriend!!

    I hope you feel better soon :)

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  25. Danielle - I'm sorry you feel so crappy. We all have those days and writing about them is not dumb, this is your blog about your life. If you feel "blah" then you can write about it. Don't apologize, lady!

    Something happy/exciting? Kintage is doing GREAT! I'm so excited about it's future and about all the beautiful things that I'm able to carry. Then there's the fact that I get to love what I'm doing for a living.

    Something that made me smile today? Making an imaginary baby registry even though I'm not expecting. I just love looking at all the cute things for babies. I have the worst baby fever right now!

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  26. Aw girlfriend, I hope you feel better and soon. You are such a sweet girl for prompting us to think about what makes US happy. Here I go...

    Matt comes home in exactly a WEEK after 3 months of him being in Japan and me back in AZ. It's basically all I can think about. I almost feel as giddy as when he proposed to me :) The other thing that I am excited about is going back to school! I just applied for my first student loan today (which is completely scary) but I'm so excited to start studying what I want to study. And another thing? It's my day off! Hurrah!

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  27. I hope this comment will help brighten your day! The exciting thing currently going on in my life is....Saturday my husband and I leave for our 2 week HONEYMOON roadtrip!

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  28. Aside from being unemployed until June (which is heavenly)-I've been doing yoga and exercising every day. I'm able to walk my dogs every day, and watch all 5 of my furry creatures sleep in the sun. Today I took my very first pole dancing class-and it was a blast, I'm feeling sore in all sorts of places right now. And I found out today that I don't need braces again-that my dentist can fix the spaces in my teeth with some simple bonding. Yeah vanity!

    I hate antibiotics-they do all sorts of horribleness to my stomach. I'm guessing you had your wisdom teeth out?

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  29. Today I found out that the baby in my tummy is a BOY and (more importantly) healthy today!!! He's my second boy and apparently likes to suck his thumb. (We saw him suck his thumb repeatedly during the ultrasound. So cute!) Very exciting.

    I hope you feel better soon. :) This too shall past.

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  30. I hope you feel better :(

    I've been looking at beautiful quilts all day :) I'm trying to get ideas for a wedding "guest book" quilt that I am attempting to make, haha. Even if you don't like to sew I think they would cheer anyone up. SO pretty + colorful :) Check them out on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lindsayoverbey/quilt-love/

    ♥Lindsay

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  31. I got carded buying wine last night :) I'm 32 and the drinking age here is 19. That made me smile!

    Today I got an email from an old friend I hadn't heard from for more then a year hoping to reconnect. That was sweet too!

    The little things are good. I appreciate the realness of your post. Feel better soon!

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  32. It'll get better! I had the worst time with the Vicodin, so I took a cocktail of Advil and Tylenol, which messed up my stomach so I felt sick all the time, and I was STILL in pain.

    Something good in my world: it's my two year anniversary with my boyfriend! Longest relationship since high school. We aren't doing anything to celebrate because he's working until midnight, but we talked about it a bit and I'm really happy. So yay for that!

    Also, your mug makes me smile, because one of the boys I nanny has that exact same one (his name starts with a D too), except he keeps his toothbrush in it. =]

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  33. Well the week is half over! that's a good thing. I'm also planning my new tattoo (prob getting it next weekend!!) and looking forward to my girls trip to Vegas in 3 weeks!

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  34. My husband came home from a month log business trip and my house feels like a home again with him here :) we get our first date night in months in a few hours and tomorrow I get to see my brother for the first time in a year!

    It always helps me to remember, everything is a season :) hope yours warms up soon!

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  35. I've been potty training my daughter and its going AWESOME!

    Hope you feel better asap!

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  36. oh, beautiful sweetness! <3 you are so amazing! good news going on here...hmmmmm....we find out if we are having a boy or girl in just a couple days! eeee!!!! <3 feel better lovely!!

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  37. There may be a mouse in my house and I am a single lady who is scared shitless of those things. Instead of having a complete melt down, this is reminding me to be thankful. To be thankful that I HAVE a roof over my head (even if I've unknowingly been sharing it) & especially that I have a good guy friend who is willing to set traps and check them....etc. Before I spend the day cleaning I just came out to sit in the sunshine and be grateful. It's 72 and sunny in downtown Denver! woohooooo our Spring/Summer is here! It's freckle season and I am SO excited for that. Cheer up Danielle :) You are loved and admired by your family, friends, and readers...and don't feel bad about it. Everyone gets in a funk but what sets you apart is that the goodness in your heart is reaching out for positivity. Keep going...you'll get out of this ;)

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  38. I'm heading to Savannah in a few weeks for a weekend of long walks thru parks and looking at cool art from all the SCAD students. Want me to mail you some yummy beignets since you'll be able to eat again soon? :) Hope you feel better!

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  39. I was happy to hear you've started watching Gilmore Girls! That's one of my all-time favorite shows because my mom had me at a young age, and we've always had this close bond as mother and daughter as well as good friends. I am so excited you like it! The plot only gets better and the boys get cuter :) So there's something to look forward to. Haha.

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  40. I took my kids to Storytime at the library for the first time today and it made me smile just to watch them singing and dancing. :)

    Hope your day gets better. :)

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  41. My pathophysiology class got canceled!! And tomorrow is my Friday!

    Keep you chin up! I always tell myself that things will be better tomorrow. Today is only temporary.

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  42. I was thinking about you this morning, sweet friend :)

    Something I'm being reminded of constantly right now, is that joy can be found in pain. Even when my heart is shattered into a billion pieces, little things happen every single day - whether it be receiving a surprise package in the mail from a friend, or discovering new music, or taking the greatest nap on a cozy rainy day, or getting an email from someone I thought I'd never hear from again - all of these things/moments, however small, have brought such peace and healing to my heart. Joy CAN be found! Even during the most painful times of your life - and that has been SO reassuring and comforting to me lately.

    Love to you, lady. <3

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  43. I hope that you feel better soon!

    But to share something that is exciting in my world today - I was contacted by H&M and asked to produce and send to them 12 of my faux animal heads that I sell on etsy for their booth at Coachella this year. So that's pretty exciting!

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  44. Well this wasn't today for me (today was pretty crappy!) but yesterday I had several reasons to make me smile - I resigned from a job I've been hating for months which has been filled with negativity. I also have a job I like to go back to. I hit the gym for the first time it what seemed like forever and had an awesome workout, I ate well all day. On my way home from the gym I saw a puppy training class. It was an adorable sight and so cute! The weather was perfect, the spring blossoms have come out and there were big, fat bumblebees buzzing all around the flowers. I saw my first spring lambs and my first spring baby bunnies. It was a lovely, nature filled, healthy, happy day - win! :)
    Hope you feel better soon! x

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  45. For a really long time I had been putting my own dreams off and in the back of my mind. Lately god is showing me that certain doors I closed were not mine to close. He's showing me that dreams I thought were dead really aren't. I was just ignoring them in fear. So that's awesome!! I'm finally getting to do some things I've been wanting to do for years.

    hope you feel better soon!

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  46. the countdown to my last day as a working mama is on! only 7 more work days left! woo hoo! then the REAL adventure begins!

    feel better soon! <3

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  47. GOING TO SEE SOCIAL D IN A MONTH! TAKING THE BABY; PUMPED.

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  48. one of my best girlfriends has been trying to get pregnant for a little over three years now and she just found out that she's expecting! just typing it makes me tear up. she is so deserving!

    p.s. hope your funk passes quickly.

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  49. I hope you feel better soon x it is 6 weeks till our wedding eeek!

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  50. well I recently got back in touch with an old friend after a silly falling out & we picked right back up like we just spoke the day before. I feel all warm & fuzzy about it.

    feel better!
    http://brazenb.blogspot.com/

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  51. Girl, I am so with you! I have had the worst luck/sickness this week and have been feeling super down in the dumps but this morning I dragged myself out of bed to eat fattening food at IHOP with two of my girlfriends and then watched Step Brothers for the first time and was reminded that the little things are the most important. Good company, hot coffee, syrupy goodness and a ridiculous comedy? Yes, please. I wrote a little blog post about it just now, even!
    http://theheartofthecityblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-price-of-cup-of-coffee.html
    Feel Better Danielle! I'll be sending you all the good vibes I can muster.

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  52. I got to do a photo shoot with one of my besties today and the weather in VA is perfect. I'm so happy that it is finally spring!

    I hope you start feeling more up beat really, really soon. Though, I have no problem listening to complaints either.

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  53. Yesterday I finally got the ball rolling on going to college and getting my degree in elementary teaching!

    I hope you feel better soon.

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  54. I love your blog, Danielle - I have for so long! This is a blog about your life, and life isn't always perfect. I think its wonderful that you share you're not so great days too.

    On a personal note, thanks for making me think of something positive today. I've been feeling kind of crappy today too, I slept terribly and my tummy hurts. But thank goodness I have a wonderful daughter who lets me nap while she's napping and then will chill with a movie cause she knows Mama doesn't feel well. :) I'm also 17 weeks + 1 day pregnant today and my baby is the size of a sweet potato. :) This is my first pregnancy, but our second child - our daughter is adopted, and its been so amazing to experience this with her. She's so excited about being a big sister and at least once a day, she passes by my belly and says, "I love you baby, I miss you!!" then walks away like its no big deal - I mean, she's just talking to her brother or sister :). We also have 2 weeks left until we find out if its a boy or a girl and I my heart is hoping its a girl because my daughter, Kyleigh, want a little sister so badly! Either way she is so excited, and it makes me even happier. OH! I also felt my baby move yesterday :) Well, I THINK I felt it anyway..

    I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I think its wonderful you share your not so great days too.*
      We also have 2 weeks left until we find out if its a boy or a girl and my heart is hoping its a girl because my daughter, Kyleigh, want a little sister so badly!**

      Sorry. Typos!!

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  55. It is my first year teaching in a public school (I spent the past 5 years at a private school) and every day I look forward to going to work! How many people can say that!

    I hope your day turns around soon, sending good thoughts your way! xo

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  56. I feel your pain! When I had my wisdom teeth out, it was right around the holidays and during 'the most wonderful time of the year' I felt pretty awful. It'll get better! Promise! Here's hoping you make a full recovery and are back on your feet soon!

    Something that made me smile? The weather is perfect out, I joined the Note Swap Project over at the Art House Co-Op website, I got an A on my last graphic design project, I'll be apartment hunting (for my first apartment) this weekend for the fall semester and I'll be getting advised at the end of the week for next fall as well. I'm pinching myself! I cannot believe I'll be a sophomore in the college soon! Wowza.

    <3

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  57. My fiance and I are building a house out in WV and because we are actually building it ourselves it is taking a lot longer than we would like. So after about 3 years of building and still not being done, we have decided to go a head and move up there and live in our tiny 150sqft cabin, and spent a good week drywalling and painting it so it is feeling pretty nice. And even though we don't have running water, we are both pretty happy to be up here, finished house be damned hehe.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Little Lady Little City

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  58. I had lunch with my Husband...after having a bad moment at work I needed him to brighten my gray sky and he did :) feel better soon. It's okay to be real and be you!!! (((hugs)))

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  59. you could watch my save the date video?!?! Don't know if it will help. worth a try!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5P2fMpZQk&feature=player_embedded

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  60. My female partner and I are trying to make our first baby. We finally have a lovely sperm donor who is sweet and helpful and all is going smoothly. We are super-excited.

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  61. I'm going to be a first-time momma to twins in September! Although, I'm still not sure if this is a "happy" thing, or just a downright terrifying thing! haha Feel better!

    http://2littlerosebuds.wordpress.com/

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  62. I am getting ready to move to Japan!! I have never even been out of the country, so living in such a radically different place is so exciting! After 4 years in the sweaty lower back of North Carolina I am so ready to go on an adventure!!

    This craptastical spell will dry up soon enough. Feel better!

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  63. I have a tattoo appointment on April 12 to start a piece on the top of my legs... I'm super stoked. I've been saving up for this sucker forever.

    Try listening to the Black Keys... that always cheers me up for some weird reason... music is key.

    -Amanda

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  64. This isn't necessarily "great news" but it has been making me laugh lately.
    My niece Sofia (4) has been responding to people who call her cute the past week or so, with "No. I'm a person."

    small child self respect! hahaha

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  65. You are a real person so stop beating yourself for being real with your readers!! I think you are lovely. And I also think you should watch this video.. It's the best thing I've seen in a while!!

    http://lifewithacinnamongirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-i-love.html

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  66. Danielle, everybody can empathise with how you feel.
    As for me, I whooped out loud when the other day I saw a reply from you on twitter! I'm not really one for interacting on the interwebz, I'm more of a silent stalker (not in a weird way) so it made me feel touched by a celebrity.

    One thing that always lifts me up from the doldrums is to remind myself of the wonderful work of women around the world. I was particularly moved when I attended a screening of Field of Hope about rape survivors in DRC: http://masikarebeca.wordpress.com/

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  67. today is my last Wednesday at my desk job as come Friday, I'm a stay at home mama! I couldn't be more excited and happy to be spending as much time as possible with my little boy. and to top it off? my honey had flowers delivered to me today. yep, i've been having a wonderful day. I hope your day gets better! c:

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  68. Actually my day was crap, so it's refreshing to hear someone say that everything is not perfect somewhere else in the world too. I try not to dwell on negative either- so I am going to stick with the positives that did happen this week- my son is really starting to walk and he is so funny, my little drunk sailor man.
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  69. I got news that our homestudy for our international adoption is nearing completion. This has been a major hurdle and comes almost on the anniversary of 5 years of infertility and trying to build a family. I haven't felt this kind of peace in a very long time.

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  70. I can relate to how you feel. It doesn't seem complain-y to me! It just seems like you're being "real",if that makes sense. I've been taking quite a bit of pictures lately. Flowers,trees,whatever. I take notice of the beauty in everything. It's refreshing(therapeutic maybe?). :)

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  71. I think feeling down now & again is totally normal; it's such a cool idea to ask for comments like this! It not only gives you positive things to read but it also helps your blog readers find something good in their day!
    My happy thing is I have been invited to not one but TWO exams for 2 different jobs at the local state university! I've been unemployed for 6 months so I am very excited to have this opportunity! :)

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  72. You are allowed to feel this way and voice these feelings. Makes the blog world a bit more real.

    The good things happening in my world. I have a sweet one week old baby boy who sleeps and eats well. It doesn't get any better.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Bettina @ http://lovelylittleone.blogspot.com

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  73. Everyone needs to vent sometimes and sometimes doing just that will help make things brighter already!

    Something happy going on with me, hmm... I've been looking up volunteer opportunities in my area via Hands On Network, and I'm very excited about some of those!

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  74. I am having a baby soon! I am excited about his little clothes and revealing his name to my family (JACK THOMAS!) Also stoked to get back in shape, fix my skin, etc., eating less in general, not peeing so often, ya know.

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  75. My wedding is 143 days away!
    I'm addressing our Save The Dates and sending them out tomorrow! So exciting! :-)

    Chin up!

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  76. hmm let's see...I got a dream internship for the summer this week and my little business that I've been dreaming about for years is finally going to become a reality :) Scary and exciting!

    I hope your day turned around!

    love the idea of asking people to leave happy comments :)

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  77. Danielle, FEEL BETTER!!!!! (all caps was necessary)
    -k

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  78. I just got cast in a play. The part is perfect, and I am really excited. :) Feel better!

    Best.
    Em

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  79. I love when you share things like this on your blog! Everyone gets down and it's good there's a place everyone can relate. Things are good over here, but I mainly just wanted to tell you that I love you and to feel better soon! I know as soon as your mouth is healed and you can get out in the sunshine with Henry, and get in some gym time..you'll feel so much better! Chin up!

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  80. I feel your pain...I had a pretty awful experience when I had my wisdom teeth taken out. So I'm sending healing energy to you! Something that made me smile today is I went kayaking for the first time and it was in the Gulf of Mexico with my fave co-adventurer, my husband Daniel...it was an awesome experience...
    Get well wishes tou you!! We don't mind cheering you up...you don't know how many times your blog has cheered me up!

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  81. Ah, I know that feeling! Hang in there lady bird. Here is my happy thing of the day: I dyed my hair bright red. I am a natural brunette. It looks outstanding. :)

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  82. You are hardly complaining! Having teeth pulled, especially impacted wisdom teeth is nothing short of a nightmare! But, a little bit of happiness from my day is that I signed up for a creative writing seminar at my college. I am so pumped to spend a day learning some tips to better my writing skills!
    Feel better soon and keep your head up! :)

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  83. After almost a year of hard work, I'm eight pounds away from a healthy weight and today I found out I've dropped two sizes since Christmas!

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  84. I made it to Hot Yoga even after a long day of work JUST to remind myself I COULD, and I sent my poetry out to be considered for publication. And your blog, your words, ALWAYS add something extra to my day. xo Sara

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  85. Six months ago I was able to quit my day job because I finally was able to make a living from retailing my work online. It has been an amazing pursuit and I am incredibly thankful every single day. Sometimes I just stop for a quick second while I'm working and think, "Yup - this is happening". What's better is that my husband was offered his dream job last week. Now he gets to stop for a second during his day and say the same thing. We are both so stoked and on cloud nine right now.

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  86. Getting your wisdom teeth out is the worst! Hope you feel better soon Danielle.

    A few things that brought happiness to me today: receiving a scholarship from the Foundation Center(!), my new tattoo, and the fact that my dude and I are on our way to Seattle for a long weekend tomorrow.

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  87. Don't feel bad about a negative post. Sometimes it can be so therapeutic! I just posted a rant and I felt so much better after I put all my bottled up frustration into words.

    Something good that's going on with me? Tomorrow is my birthday!! And my boyfriend is ordered me a key lime pie to celebrate! I can't wait!

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  88. Little guy took a long nap so I could enjoy a shower all to myself. I've decided to leave this total mess of a house messy tonight so that my husband can help me clean up when he gets home and I can spend some time doing not much for a little bit! Both rare treats :) Hope you feel better.

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  89. danielle,
    hope you feel better soon...
    i came home tonight to see my husband and that's about the best thing that happened to me today. i look forward to checking in on your blog. hope you are on the mend soon.

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  90. Here's what I wanna say...don't apologize for one sencond for posting what you consider a "negative" post...can I just tell you how refreshing it is to see that your (that's a general "your") lives (meaning most bloggers) aren't so perfect! Often times, I think us readers get disillusioned by so many posts & assume that your (again, general "your") world must be so much better than ours; that your kids don't throw holy fits in the middle of Target, or that you sometimes just want to eat cupcakes for dinner. Bless you for being honset! I can only speak for myself, but posts like this remind me that everyone has "those days"....even bloggers ;)

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  91. I have an intense fear of the dentist and today had my own appointment from hell...but other than that - I've decided to start walking/running every day and start to cut sugar out of my diet. I want this to be a new start to a happier me! It's little, but the decision is raising my spirits. Feel better soon!
    -Brittany
    http://itsybittythings.blogspot.com/

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  92. i'm still getting over my wisdom tooth extraction, but a couple great things for me today worth mentioning:

    i won a $100 gift card from our giant coffee/donut chain here in canada, sweet! i did a beautiful tattoo on a lovely person today who gave me a big hug afterwards because she was so pleased. not too many situations where it's cool to hug a complete stranger for a job well done haha! I stopped at a (different) coffee shop and they made me a special non-menu maple tea latte mmm! ....and then i came home to my fiancé who put pj pants on the dog and we had a good laugh haha

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    1. oh and besides the pj pants on the dog, i also came home to some daffodils :)

      feel better !

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  93. I just wanted to say that I've been following your blog since a few friends introduced me to the post 'On being visibly tattooed in a world that isn't'. You have become such an inspiration to me. And in the time that I've been reading your blog I have graduated from cosmetology school, 2 weeks prior to finishing I found out I was pregnant my first child. In this five weeks since I have found that out, I have been so up and down. But you truly are an inspiration to me and I've read your Dear Henry posts and been brought to tears. I can't wait to have my own little one and be an awesome tattooed mama like you! Thank you for writing this blog. Seriously. And feel better!!!

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  94. Today, I ran the furthest I've ever ran in my life... 6 miles! I'm so proud that I actually did it :) "It always seems impossible until its done" right? I hope you're feeling better. I love following your blog!

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  95. Hi!!! My name is Janet!! I am in college to be an elementary teacher. Today I turned in my block unit. I am in that internship stage right before student teaching. I was so happy that I could turn it in and for all the hard work I put into it. Hope you feel better, I was the same way when I got my wisdom teeth out. Just be patient!! I promise it will improve and you will be back to yourself in no time!! Find one thing tomorrow and just smile :)

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  97. i'm sorry you're having a crappy day - i sometimes feel like when i'm home with the little one, it's harder to shake a bit of depression, when it does set in, because there are less distractions. i don't know. anyway - something fun to share - EBN has recently been happiest, when wearing a bucket on her head. don't know where she got the idea - she hates hats - but ever so often (like 10 times a day!) she'll waddle over to her toys, pull out a bucket and next time i turn around it's on her head. she especially likes to wear a bucket when she is reading her books - go figure!

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  98. Crappy days are no fun D,;

    Some good news? I got into my dream graduate program! I'm gonna be a teacher soon!

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  99. I had a blah day today too. After work i stopped at a park and meditated, it really helped to get rid of the negativity that i was carrying.

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  100. It's nice to read these posts sometimes, so people can remember you are a real person, just like each of us. We are all entitled to bad days. I'm glad you shared this post.

    As for me, the bad news is my mouth is hurting because my numbness wore off finally, the good news? I got a call last week out of the blue and my aunt recently inherited some money and wants to send me a bit. It's going to help me fence in the backyard of our new house!!!!!

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  101. We installed a toilet in our apartment. It's new construction (on my dad's property to be closer to him as he gets older) and having no toilet was so very inconvenient. Having a proper commode is seriously the highlight of my week, and not in a pathetic and sad way.

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  102. oh, how i love you! i hope your blahs fade soon soon soon.
    max had his first baseball practice tonight! he's never played on a team before so this was big stuff for him. he made a forever friend in the first minute of being there...they had a secret handshake and nicknames for each other by the end of practice. haha.

    i can't wait for you to get to have such sweet and funny experiences with your little man!

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  103. I just got another 6 hour session done on my tattoo sleeve and it makes me so happy to look at it =)

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  104. Sorry that you're not feeling good today, I hope you are feeling heaps better tomorrow. Today we went to visit my poppa. He has 11 pregnant sheep and they were all lying in a row against the fence in the shade having a sleep. I had the hugest smile and I'll be back there soon to see the baby lambs xo

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  105. One of my 2nd graders said, "Thank you for teaching me all you've taught me. And, you're beautiful." Then he left humming Yellow Submarine.

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  106. I hope you're feeling better soon! I think it's totally okay to be negative on your blog sometimes, I'm all about being honest and real, even when it's not all pretty :)

    I just started nesting and am officially 1 month away from the due date of my first little boy! So exciting :) And you have been a huge inspiration for me as a wonderful mother of a little boy, I see mostly girls around the blogosphere and it's great to see a fellow nerdy/book-lovin mama of a little boy! :)

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  107. Sweet Danielle, I just love you. Hoping tomorrow is extra wonderful to make up for today. Sometimes we just have off freaking days, but don't they sorta make you extra grateful for the everything is going absolutely right and I feel so happy I could explode days??
    Those days are rad. I bet one is coming your way soon. Just as soon as you regain feeling in your chin, can eat a sweet potato with broccoli, and sweat your cute booty off.
    I get you girl.
    Love your face, numb and all!
    <3

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  108. I just published my children's book yesterday and have had an overwhelming number of sales yesterday and today!
    Hope your day gets a little better tomorrow. =]

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  109. Just had surgery yesterday and I am feeling the exact same way :/ I'm glad u decided to post this, might be the antibiotics that makes us feel so crappy. Hope u feel better :)

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  110. I cleaned my furniture on the balcony in order to be able to sit there for a while and enjoy the warm spring weather we've had during the past days. Simply doing nothing for a few minutes :)

    Don't worry, you'll be fine again in a few days. I had my wisdom teeth removed about 10 years ago, so I know exactly how you feel.

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  111. It's my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary party next month! I'm so lucky to still have both of them and they're still so in love with each other so it'll be so great to have all of my family in one room to celebrate with them with some good old Scottish dancing :)

    My wisdom teeth came in last year and I couldn't even open my mouth to eat or drink anything so I feel mega sorry for you right now! xxxx

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  112. I made a move from the UK to South Korea just over a fortnight ago, I'm finally getting the hang of eating every meal with chopsticks, the kids I teach are turning out to be so cute and funny, the principle's happy with my work and today's the first day I haven't had a massive surge of missing a home comfort...I'm starting to think my time here could actually fly by!

    Reading your blog became a little part of my daily routine at home that I can still do where ever I am in the world. I hope things look brighter for you soon too x

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  113. I know it's probably not the most cheerful thing in the world but there are so many nice bus drivers nowadays and they can really and totally make my day. Also a sweet old man came to me and he asked me to help him carry his grocery bags and we started talking, the man had so many stories to tell and I couldn't stop smiling. Such a sweet man. So yeah, those things really cheered me up! :D

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  114. You're human, bad days come & go.
    I am finally seeing the light at the end of this sick tunnel, going on almost 2 weeks of having the sinus infection from hell. BUT NOW I CAN FINALLY BREATHE! It is truly wonderful! :) Chin up.

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  115. You WILL get through it! Hang in there, the better days will come (hopefully soon!).

    Something good for me...tomorrow I am headed to a cottage out of the city with my 2 roomies (and besties) from university, and their hubbies (+1 little wee bebe). It's going to be magical, we haven't all spent this much time together since Uni (and that was almost 10 years ago!).

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful blog/your life with us.

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  116. Hi Damielle! I've just been through a bit of a rough spot with my girl weening... It's still not perfect but I'm getting much better. Two days ago I went into my place of work (I'm still on maternity leave) to give in my quitting letter and it was so nice to see everyone wish me luck and hoping to see me back if I want to work again! I'm working on opening a small daycare out of my home and I'm so excited about that. My husband brought me sushi last night for dinner. And my baby girl just got her 3rd tooth!! Tomorrow I'll be hanging out with my best friend who is also my daughter's godmother. I'm very excited!! Good luck :)

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  117. I'm getting married in October and the Save the Dates my fiance and I designed were printed this week! We'll spend time this weekend making envelope liners, address labels and (hopefully) get them in the mail by the end of next week!
    Each wedding task I check off my list gets me more and more excited and happy that I'm marrying the guy of my dreams and my very best pal.

    Feel better!

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  118. I hope you're feeling better today, Danielle! (: I just submitted an application to a Summer School that will be taking place at Princeton Uni. I'm very very excited, as I live in Ireland and have never been to the U.S. and may be moving to NJ for six months!!!

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  119. I'm starting a new tattoo (my second) on Saturday :)

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  120. As much as you didn't want to write this, I'm glad you did. You're not pretending to be perfect and chipper all the time, and I appreciate the fact that you're human. What's good with me: I have a supportive boyfriend who is systematically talking me down from my grad school freakouts. (I start my Master's on Monday!)

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  121. It feels silly to say but it's nice to read complainants once in awhile. As a new blogger I'm feeling overwhelmed to only write about the happy, sunshiney parts of my life. Bravo to you for not doing that!

    My husband's new business is getting off the ground and I'm so excited to see where it takes us!

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  122. I've had lunch outside in the sun for four days straight, i'm planning a tattoo, I'm about to make a film and I fall in love with my boyfriend a little bit more every day :) too many blessings to count!

    I really hope you feel better soon - without these bleaugh days, we can't fully appreciate the good times :)

    Lexie xxx

    http://alexsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

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  123. Feel better my friend, off days are so blech <3

    13 children/adults got brand new smiles in Guwahati today and 80 children are getting free medical checkups this Sunday in Lakhtokia.

    The support you have helped generate puts a smile on my face every day :)

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  124. Random day, it wasn't so shinny and warm like in the past days, but windy and cloudy and is my favorite kind of weather. The good thing is that this weekend I'll be alone (still leaving with my parents-I
    m just 19). And I will have a weekend FULL of movies, TV shows, blogs and books. And long walks in the morning or at night with my dog. And I started again to take photos after feeling uninspired for a long time. Oh and the best thing of today? I had just went through a tattoo website with my dad, talking about tattoos and what we like-we almost never do that, we are not close at all and he never shows affections so this was a very good thing.

    I hope you'll feel better soon! <3
    xxx

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  125. I just met the sweetest, nicest guy and things are going lovely... Not a big deal unless you knew that I'm only 19 and just scratched my way out of a three-year abusive relationship with a (now) homeless boy. I feel like I've just broken out of jail, that would be the only way to explain it. The future is finally looking like a place I want to be. I look at this new guy and think "wow, he's really not angry that I can't hangout tonight?" "is he actually buying ME food, not vice versa?" "he LIKES the way I dress?" "he actually walks me home?" "he doesn't want to search through my phone?" "he's actually telling the truth?" "he doesn't like getting raging drunk?" "he wants to do something with his life other than sit in front of grocery stores and have people spoon-food him everything he has?" "what kind of angel is this?!" Then something deep inside me tells me that this isn't anything out of the ordinary at all... This is the way it was supposed to be all along.

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  126. Hi Danielle, I hope you're feeling better! I have just spent the whole day with my sister-in-law & my nephew (He's 5 months old) and it has been absolutely awesome! (We don't live close to each other so it's the second time I've seen him!)

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  127. Yesterday was my third anniversary so my boyfriend and I went out for a lovely Italian meal. We had a lot of wine.

    I'm going to a flower show at the weekend. I saw a great comedy gig on Monday. Next Tuesday is Ben & Jerry's Free Scoop day (that one might actually be useful to you?). Um... my cat fell asleep with his face in a pile of dirty laundry...

    I hope you're feeling better soon. The non-specific blurghs are the worst; they feel so pointless, but at least they rarely last. x

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  128. My foster daughter's parents signed relinquishment papers this week! One step closer to adoption. Whoo hoo!

    Also, I had a fab day at the art museum with 150 7th graders.

    Hope you feel better.

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  129. over the last couple of weeks I fell in love! I didn't think that would happen again - ever! ^^ and the best thing is that he even likes me back! summer will be amazing!

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  130. I got my wisdom teeth out when I was 15, and 6 years later I still look back on it and shiver! You will be feeling better soon I promise!

    My good news is that I have a piece in our art department's 3rd year show --my very first time framing and displaying a piece! The Head of the department even personally asked me to apply to the Distinguished Majors Program for next year! Yay!

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  131. I got my wisdom teeth taken out 6 weeks ago, and I was feeling exactly the same way! Just wanted to tell you that after going through all that, I'm soooo glad that I got it over with, and I'm sure you will feel the same way soon.

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  132. I just returned from my honeymoon after eloping with my partner. :D

    I hope you feel better! Sometimes when I'm feeling down or like I've lost my motivation I watch TED Talks or Art21 online.

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  133. Sorry about that numb lip, lady. A little positivity? I'm taking a leap this summer and flying from LA to Portland, Maine to contemplate whether or not I'll enjoy living there. I have NEVER been to Maine and that's probably the main reason I want to live there. I want to go somewhere new and put that in my pocket of life experiences and hopefully I can tell my children someday about how I tried to make my life the best it could be. So, come June or July, I'm out of here for a few days to figure my life out ;)

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  134. I hope you feel better asap! Right now I'm eating Twistees (a Maltese snack) that we brought home from our holiday two days ago. Reminiscing about Malta and seeing my boyfriend in his native country is making me incredibly happy! I've also just been sent my first ever bit of illustration to do and while it's free work, I'm so excited!

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  135. Kahree, my new daughter and only baby, is going to be 7 weeks old on Wednesday. And i can't believe she's so old already! I've learned a lot from you about enjoying the special moments and soaking it in. But even when you're closely watching every single minute it still flies by! I'm just SO happy right now to have a sweet-smelling, sleeping, fuzzy baby head to kiss and a little doll who smiles so big at me when she wakes up. This is the happiest time of my life.

    Feel better soon! <3

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