This morning started fine, until I suggested my boyfriend take one of my handmade gifts to his "yankee swap" Christmas party! He refused, and I was so hurt. Still am When I pressed the issue, it just turned into an argument. That really doesn't happen often between us! Tried smoothing it over before he left for work, and we almost did but I just couldn't let it go.
This is what I've made for a few Christmas gifts this year. I've enjoyed making it, and look forward to giving. It's practical, recycled, economical. He wants to pick up a gift card after work, and give that instead. The price point for the gift swap is $10. I spent about $10 on materials, and the wool dryer balls alone retail for $20. Long emotional story short, I was super agitated after he left!
I had all the pent-up anger, couldn't figure out where to put it. Ugh, getting upset all over again just writing about it! Anyway, instead of getting some perverse "revenge" or trying to soothe / numb myself with food, over-eating, I took a few minutes to calm down, then just got my workout done. I could feel the tension leaving me as my heart-rate went up, and I started feeling better by the time I worked up a sweat. After I was done, I felt great!
After I got done with my exercise, I made my daughter lunch, and got my healthy snack together. I bought too many bananas, so I sliced them up in portions and froze them for smoothies before they all got too ripe! I've been experimenting with the smoothies, they seemed to be too many calories for a snack the first few times I made them! I had been using yogurt, milk, a banana and berries. Yesterday, I used just milk with the fruit. It was alright. Today, I just used water and fruit, and it was good too! Under 100 calories! Fruit is the thing I have a hard time getting in when I'm working on eating healthy. I just don't like it that much!
So, I'm moving on from being upset, and working on focusing on the positive things in my day. Which brings me to another photo I took, just for my blog!
My goal glasses! Love it, I am SO looking forward to plinking each one of those little suckers into the gone glass. Which kind of helped me cope with my anger in a more healthy manner this morning. One day at a time, and I'm doing good so far today.
ETA: The boyfriend came home on his lunch break, and took the gift to his party after all. So happy.