Valentine's Day is supposed to be happy. So why am I not happy? I got a nice card. Nothing bad has happened. We are going out to the Prairie Ensemble with a boxed dinner, which will be nice. So why I am I unhappy?
If I knew that, I could solve it. I should be grateful that we have a nice life, cute cats, don't have to worry about being laid off, etc. I could spend the day spending money and I did. Not huge sums, you understand. I don't have Cartier and Lexus tastes. I got new software for my Mac, went to Common Ground and bought stuff without having to worry about whether we could afford it, and made an appointment for a bike tune-up and fit. So why so gloomy?
I suppose the gray weather and remnants of last night's brief bit of snow may be lowering. Maybe I yearn for more romance and surprise than I get. But really, these seem pretty shallow.
Other news--my approval for my sleep test came through so in a couple of weeks I will do that and maybe the doctors can figure out some way for me to get more restful sleep. The nasal irrigation (so disgusting) seems to be working and I am breathing better. My new Bialetta Brikka is on the way. I may want to get the Mukka depending on how Dan fares with his. I got free chocolate when I was at the Co-op. So much to be thankful for. I definitely need to cheer up.
I did find some quotes to remind me to be happier:
"Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your own actions." The Dalai Lama
"It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop." Confucius