I have to tell you though, I think it was more than that. Your kind comments made me feel better. It made me feel less crazy or ridiculous. Those of you that said it was perfectly reasonable for me to be so down without my hubs allowed me to sleep better that night than I had in two weeks.
So, in short, thank you. Thanks for the nice comments, the generous emails, and for making me smile. After tomorrow I'll be meeting Josh in Costa Rica, and I am hoping that when we return I'll be feeling light years better. I figure that my life returning to my state of normal will improve things. And if not, you'll be hearing about it again, at least on Phantom Scribbler's Wednesday Whining.
Enough sappiness, though. I have another secret to share.
I do affirmations with my dogs. You know, affirmations, like Stuart Smalley's ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me"). It started off as a joke because one of my puppy training books said it was good for the dogs' self esteem (I know, I know, crackpots clearly write these books), and we all found it so hysterical when Tango would literally PREEN with happiness at my sing-songy voice, that I continued doing it whenever I remembered.
So when we have company, I demonstrate by telling him that he is the smartest dog in the neighborhood (wags) or the best looking dog on the block (wags and licks) or that he is getting more treats than any dog in the metro-Boston area (full-on puppy dancing).
My friend Y G & B and I also send each other random affirmations via email. By the way, she is the best dancer at any of the New York law firms.
And my dear blog readers, I've decided I should include all of you in my random affirmation goodness, so here you go.
Halloweenlover's readers are the most interesting bloggers on the Internet,
and you have very shiny hair.
Have a nice day.