Apr 27, 2010

A Change of Mood

Ever have those days when you just feel cranky?

I've been one Grumpy Gus Gisborne.

I had my reasons, but rationalizing wasn't going to help.
It was time to kick that ornery attitude to the curb!

So what did I do?

I vented my silly frustrations to a buddy,
(thanks friend- you know who you are)

changed into some comfy clothes,

ate something sweet and unhealthy,

and watched a few of my favorite scenes from North & South.

There's something about watching Thornton pout
that makes me smile...
and there's something about a favorite movie that can
ease anyone's mindset.  It's like comfort food.

The second North & South begins and I hear that beautiful
theme music playing, I feel relaxed.  It's like a big, "Awww..."
such as when you wake up in the morning and can take your
time stretching your arms and legs before rolling out of bed.
(Oops... wrong kind of stretching in bed.)

Also, whenever watching North & South,
I always have those "be grateful for what you have" moments
and here are some of them in no particular order:

I'm thankful that I don't have to wear a corset.
They look awesome, but I'm glad we live in a time when
women wearing t-shirts and jeans is acceptable.

I'm grateful I've never had to labor in a workhouse,
even if the boss were drop-dead gorgeous.

I've never had to scrimp for food,
nor gone without proper healthcare,
although I have had generous neighbors and friends
who have offered their service in times of need.

I have a loyal, supportive family...
and a handsome, loving companion.

Everyone has their cranky days, but life is good. 
Thanks for perking me up, Richard! :)


Phylly3 said...

Awww! So sweet! I'm glad you are feeling better!

tyme_4_t said...

@Nat - *hugs* - I busted out laughing at the first pic!

Avalon said...

ha ha...RA always makes me feel better too.
It is the full moon and most people feel moody at this time. I sometimes become sad, cranky, or even teary eyed and you know I am a happy chick!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post, Natalie. You cheered me up, too!

Twinkling Moon said...

Wow Nat! Even when you're grumpy you're funny, don't know how you manage it.

Feel better and keep smiling :)

MulliMe said...

I agree, Nat, RA's characters and RA himself can sooth me when the world seems contrary, but also light and bright!

You've turned this into a lovely home-spun RA philosopy. RA fits any and every sort of mood or count your blessings the RA-way!

flandersdreamer said...

Where would we be without him? Or without you, for that matter? Now I have something to make me feel better when I'm grumpy, thanks, Nat!

MaryKwizMiz said...

what a lovely post. I've had a all too rare sunshine of a day and you made it even brighter. Thanks :D
I'll bookmark it and whenever I have one of those days (and I'm sure they'll come) I'll just look at your post and the brilliant choice of pics and I'm sure I'll smile.

Myrtle said...

Glad your feeling brighter Nat.

Your blog is a RAy of sunshine for all of us.


Fanny/iz4blue said...

I concur: couldn't have said it better then Myrtle. Thank you Nat!