Last night Hubby and I had a belated Valentine’s date. We went to dinner which was for us. The food part, mostly for him. The “together” part was nice. Needed. Parts of me (my face) did not want to go. The tug-o-war of joy and pain. I let them duke it out and chose Joy.
At the end, we got our fortune cookies and mine read, “Something spectacular is about to happen.” I immediately said that this must mean March. It means meeting with Dr. Linskey. Long term, YES. However, in the short term, it meant our date ended with a trip to Target and buying a brand spankin new laundry basket. True love. AND it’s teal which is the ribbon color to support #trigeminalneuralgia and facial pain diseases. Most of you know that my comforting go-to place is my laundry basket (not a hot bath, etc). .
It was nice to get out with my hubby and get dressed up a little. And for @dallasjjames & all of you- I love clothes. AND I’m thrifty and trendy. My leopard shoes, $6 from this beloved store I am standing in. My jeans from my beloved GAP, on clearance & extra 50% off- less than $10. A $2 tank from Old Navy to hold my tube down. And my very favorite, my jacket. Wait for it...$3 from Good Will. AND it’s wool from GAP. I’m cheap. And desperately in need of a hairCHOP.
Spectacular things are happening. Even without fortune cookies saying so. Or dare I say, trips to Target (I hadn’t been in a week). It doesn’t feel that way today because I’m overwhelmed with pain, that dry heaving kind. It’s just been the way it’s been. Last night out, my laundry basket was trips to the bathroom to breathe & let a few tears out. And then left foot, right foot again.
Look for your spectacular in your everyday. It doesn’t have to be giant. It can be tiny. It could be target or a new laundry basket.... I love you. I love me. I love us! #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #truth #datenightwithhubby #joyandpain #choosejoy #targetgetsme #spectacularthings #fortunecookies #laundrybasket #dressingup #cheapdate #badassery #warrior #hopedealer #spoonielife #wecandohardthings #graceupongrace #godsgotme #iloveus #leftfootrightfoot #breathe #simplereminders #ineedahaircut #thrifty #trendystyle #chooseyou