Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I'm not feeling so great about myself this week. I feel like I've just been running a million miles an hour trying to cook (I made 3, yes 3, failed recipes last week), clean a ridiculously messy house, entertain 3 children, exercise, exercise some more, fulfill churchy responsibilities (and there have been A LOT of them), etc. And not doing any of it well. Even 2 of my twelve year old church girls chewed me out yesterday. 

And now it's St. Patrick's Day and I didn't do anything special for it. Nothing. I used to dye my feet green and put on a whole show for my kindergarteners. I used to {make green treats} for the neighbors. I used to at least dye the milk green in the fridge. Last year I did a {lucky day} giveaway. But this year? nothing. How depressing. At least my grandparents seemed impressed with the kids' green outfits during our visit this morning. My grandparents are darling!

I just need to get my feet under me a bit, I think. Then I can take off running again. 
What do you do to get yourself centered again after a bad week?


Holli and Billy said...

I have been feeling like that for like 3 weeks. If you figure out how to get out of a rut, let me know!

Katie Gee said...

A couple of times BYU TV has made me cry enough to help me to feel better.

One time I was feeling particularly down about myself and turned on the TV and there was Pres. Uchtdorf telling me I WAS of worth. And in this particular talk he talked about his wife's cooking. It was funny and made me cry too. It was great! The article is here:

I think maybe with all their fun videos might lift your spirits.

Ginna said...

UGH. I hate feeling like that. And I HATE failed recipes. That is one of the most frustrating things for me, since I don't like to cook much in the first place. So to spend time and energy and to have it taste nasty just makes me want to scream!

Usually what I do is just take it easy for a couple of days and then give myself a sort of deadline to start trying hard again. Like the weekend, or monday, or something like that. I play hooky from a couple of things (even if it's just self-inflicted things like going to the gym or doing something I don't like) and then I psyche myself out to start all over later!

You're wonderful. I hope you feel better soon.

jwise said...

I hear ya. I hate that. Believe it or not, it helps me if I turn inward--if I re-read my journal or look at photo albums, or even old blog posts. I don't know if it's just because I appreciate re-visiting problems I overcame, or remembering good times, or what, but I end up a lot more peaceful and happy.

...Go figure.

Pam Williams said...

1. The Princess Bride
2. The Great Race
3. reruns of Monk
And if all else fails, chocolate.

the fellers said...

I dont know, but when you find out, can you share? I am feeling the EXACT same way this week!

Amy said...

I'm going to copy Aunt Pam

1.Taking a great nap
2.I love Mondays--a fresh start
3.Definitely Chocolate!

Plus, you are awesome. Just remember that you have tons of people who think so!

K said...

Shoot, that's my natural state. (I loved the goofy pictures - you did mean them to be goofy, right? - your eyes are killer pretty). This is what I do: I just keep working. You keep working and you make things happen, and you don't sit down and urge along the mood, and make a bonsai tree out of it. You do something that has a beginning and an end and that changes things. Paint your feet green, like you used to. Or clean the bathroom. Or throw bean bags at the kids while they run. And remember that you are funny, adorable, clever and that kids grow up to be people faster than you can imagine!

Rachel said...

I bawl, I carry on, I eat an exhorbant amount of chocolate, and then I feel bad about that, and when I'm all washed up, I finally get up and do an about face.

EmmaP said...

i so totally hear ya! i was bemoaning the fact i haven't done a thing for St Paddy's day. AND my house has ALSO been a REE.DIC.YOU.LUS Mess. (well, except the living room... cuz that's gotta be "company clean", hehehe).

Here is what I do:
1 - go w/ Mel down to "the chocolate" on Wednesday (oh , yes i did!)
2 - get invited for a girls weekend with some cohorts up in Bear Lake! Woo-HooT!!!

i mean, the messy house will still be here when i get back - right?


Becca said...

You were soooo cute yesterday!!! I understand how you feel though. I think the best thing would be to go out to lunch with me tomorrow!!! It will lift all of our spirits!!

Beth said...

Best thing for me to do is to have someone to talk to besides myself for the whole dang day/week/month. That's why what I arsked you to come visit with me. I'm just going to start scheduling doing things with friends again because it brings balance to the force.

Kati said...

You did seem a little down on Tuesday... I hope you are feeling better! Thank you for your wonderful cupcakes- it sure made our day! I think you do a fantastic job with your churchy calling! You're awesome Megan!

Tigersue said...

Right now I don't know what to tell you. My life is all of a sudden getting more complicated and I'm not even sure how I'm going to fulling one of my callings let alone 2.

I don't know how I can manage when I haven't managed things at home for years how I'm going to do this extra burden that will be on my shoulders for a couple of years.

Maybe we can have a gripe and complain session?


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