12 February 2009

Mood Changers - What Makes You Happy?

Last night I had nightmares about my ex. Violent nightmares - the kind that leave you stunned and a little sick to your stomach when you wake up. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep, and was more than a little on the grumpy side when I finally dragged myself out of bed.

I schlumped through my usual morning routine - fed the cat, read e-mail, had a cup of tea, kissed husband good bye as he left for work, then showered and got ready for work...and realized I was having a good hair day. I mean, a really good hair day. For some reason that perked me right up, and instead of having my breakfast in front of the computer as is my wont, I decided to watch the episode of Top Chef I'd recorded from last night.

As a foodie, I tend to enjoy this show, but hadn't really gotten into this season until this episode. Fabio, the utterly charming Italian chef, broke the little finger on his left hand and still managed to pull off a win. I actually got a little teary-eyed. It was awesome.

By the time I walked out the door for work, I felt great, the gloom from my nightmares completely dispelled.

What about you? What lifts your mood when you're down? What makes you happy?


Nan said...

Sorry about the nightmare.

Puppies are good mood lifters...I bet kitties are, too.


LoreceFA said...

To cheer me up: hot tea, a nap, a cuddle with Magpie or Bristle, and lately, facebook. I get sucked into someone's post and away I go! I have reconnected with several high school friends lately! A really good hair day, though.....haven't had one in a long time! +SIGH+