Iâ€™ve never read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, but I could very much relate to the title this past week.
I try to Pollyanna as much as I can, but there was one day where the morning started off with an invasion of flies (in spite of recent pest control treatments), people didnâ€™t pull through on a time commitment, a project was held up, and a fair I was looking forward to put me on the waitlist AND is undergoing organizational changes that donâ€™t bode well.
In Natsuo Kirinoâ€™s Goddess Chronicles the island inhabitants firmly believe that for every Yin there is a Yang, and it was interesting that the Yang seemed to be absent for a full day for me. That evening I went to network in hopes of cheering me up, and I got seated next to a Debbi Downer who had a “yes-but” to every positive statement I tried to cheer up the conversation with. I should have spent my time at another event that would have been more fun for sure.
So I made some DIY flytraps when I got home, and hoped for improvement.Â Sure enough, the next day I got word of the book release that I contributed to and had almost forgotten about.
Then a contact at the networking mixer called me to upgrade my booth space for a future fair, so a comment I had made in passing did not go unnoticed, and attending wasnâ€™t a waste in spite of the energetic drain.
I had fun in the studio and delivered some new pieces to my friends–one of whom invited me along to a pedicure.
I did make the tough decision to pull out of Moon Art Gallery since my shelf fee didnâ€™t recoup itself. Afterwards I was stopped in traffic for a funeral procession to pass. That gave me pause. The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle and ChromaK8 continue to carry my creations.
The weekend had me recuperating with a nature walk and dinner with friends, and now I am ready to take on another week.
What do you do to pull yourself out of the grumps?