Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Birth Days & Fat Cells Always Bring Me Down

Okay, so yesterday was one of those days when I ate the wrong thing ... all day. It wasn't intentional ... just grabbing meals on the run ... at my desk ... dinner too late ... and so on.

The only reason I mention it is that when I woke up this morning -- on my birthday of all days -- I felt as if I'd also eaten my pillow, without anything to drink to wash it down. You know the feeling? All yukky, bloated, stay-in-bed-and-hide-under-the-covers ugly. I can't blame it on PMS because -- well, surgery a few years ago eliminated that issue -- so it's just one of those extra "bonuses."

I HATE when that happens. But it's particularly yukky when your birthday starts that way. And I'm supposed to have special meals with dessert all day today (Cheesecake Factory for lunch and PF Chang tonight).

You know what else that means, don't you? When you wake up feeling ICKYickyicky (but you're not sick)?? Yes, you're right: there's NOTHING in your closet that you want to wear, and you only want to wear black. And I don't want anything to touch me -- not a smidgeon of fabric, elastic, frou-frou, sleeves, collar, belt ... the list is endless. Oh, yeah .. and because I broke my little toe at the wedding rehearsal Friday night, I can't wear any shoes.
I explain all of that to put you in the right frame of mind (insert wicked smile) to use today's word art to take care of scrapping those photos that make you look as if you feel the way I've described, even if you don't. And you know who you are!!!!!

I'd LOVE to see your layouts -- as always!

By the way, I'm only mildly "depressed" -- but I am in one of those frames of mind that Judith Viorst describes in her delightful book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. Meaning, I'm empathetic with Alexander: I don't want to wear my railroad pajamas, and I think I'll move to Australia.

Actually, I'm not despressed at all. I just wanted to vent a bit. :) Thanks for listening.

I still think I might move to Australia.



Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon. Happy Birthday to you!

Andrea said...

LOVE your wordart! I HAVE had those days!! ICK!!!

Hope you feel better, and your toe - OUCH!! Hope it doesn't hurt you too much today!



Now go get some cheesecake!!

Susie2shoes said...

I really love the word art. thank you so much. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope your day gets better, and the same goes for your poor toe. I love the title you gave to today's blog .... I been humming that old Carpenters song all evening long ...

Talkin' to myself and feelin' old,
Sometimes I'd like to quit,
Nothing ever seems to fit,
Hangin' around Nothing to do but frown, Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Susie UK

Dinphy said...

Aw that's unfair, a bad day on your birhtday!
Still want to wish you a

I LOVE the wordart, and know the feeling. But I'm not sure I'll be brave enough to scrap with it... ;)

Sonel said...

Happy birthday Melanie...sorry it's a day late and I am also sorry to hear you had one of "those" days too. Yeah, know the feeling...:-) Love the wordart...LOL! Please come and pick me up on your move to Australia..LOL!
Hope you are having a better day today and that all is well hon. Thanks for the lovely creations.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Jun [LA 02:47am, NY 04:47am, UK 09:47am, OZ 07:47pm]).

witchypoo said...

Love the word art, am I game enough to use it ??? We'll see !! We have the same problems here, so, if I am in Australia, when I feel as you do, where do I go ?????? !!!!!!!!!

Hope you had a lovely Birthday !!

Greetings from OZ

Mags said...

That is fantastic word art! Can't wait to try it out!!! I know exactly how you feel!!!

:) Mags