Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I had a small disappointment today, after a frustrating day with students (it could have been worse, but it's always disappointing when kids act up, especially if they haven't been). I felt like crying. I texted a friend and my husband, and was trying to talk myself out of it, and I came into the house with the mail. I had a catalog (I get at least one almost every day). I immediately thought, "Oh, I could go get that shirt on the cover; it would make me feel better and make up for that disappointment." Wow. As soon as I thought that, I thought, "That is what got me into debt in the first place, partly!" So I made myself some tea, read a little of my Reader's Digest, texted my friend some more (she is having a HORRIBLE day), took a picture of my blooming amaryllis, and I feel better. No money involved. Now that I feel better, I'll let myself have my dark chocolate for today...I didn't want to eat it when I felt sad so I wouldn't start thinking food would make me feel better.