Just a little PMS-y in that last post. I am blessed with a lovely life, touch wood. But on day 28 or so it doesn't take much to put my nose out of joint. I wish I had a blinking yellow light on my forehead so that my husband would know that I am due for a turbo boost in hugs, kisses, and admiring remarks. I'm over the bump and on heavy doses of ibuprofen and iron so let's hope my next posts are more mellow.

Yesterday, properly stoked with hugs and assurances that NO I'm not getting ancient and YES I am still cute, I 5-factored. Today I hope to make Zumba though these first 2 days of TOM it really makes sense to retire to a comfortable yurt and eat muffins. Much as we would all like that, modern society doesn't allow for it. I planned my food out yesterday which always helps. Scale is up a pound but that's just the weight of my ravenous ego taking on reassurance (the real cause of TOM bloating).

On the subject of getting over myself, I ran into a yahoo article yesterday about a little girl that for one minute just about made me want to die of sadness. I had to go in and hug and kiss my sleeping little one, waking her up in the process. "I love you, mom," she said sleepily. So my new mental cue for getting over myself: Priorities, bonehead!


  1. Great post and you are 100% right in just focusing on your blessings. The weight will come right back down and this week will be just a memory!

    I hope you have a great day.

  2. Wonderful post and I'm glad I'm not the only one who wishes they had a flashing light on their forehead. LOL

    I always think about it being like least I know why I'm more upset than normal. If I'm just over TOM, then I worry more. :)

    I hope you're ibuprofen stays strong and I'm glad you are blessed and seeing life in a better light. :)

  3. I don't have a light on my forehead, but I do mark my calendar of my due date, and my husband checks it often. About 7-10 before starting my next cycle, I'm a totally different person. I resent my husband, my responsibilities, changes I have no control over...I can't focus, I'm not as patient. I hate being me. But now that I've seen this pattern, I know it's temporary, and I know things I could do to make it better.

    My mom sent me this today, it's a quote from Roseann, "Women complain about premenstral syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself."

    And thank you for the priority reminder...

  4. Awesome post as I, too, had a priorities bonehead DAY yesterday (if I may borrow yer phrase).

    some days I amaze myself at how easily I can get off track....then I stand in front of mygratitude board until it all sinks back in again :)


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