It’s a dog eat dog world, and I’m wearing Milkbone underwear


Although this subject line was “borrowed” from a Cheers episode from many years ago, it seemed to aptly portray my mood.  Perhaps the pathetic fallacy of the mottled grey sky and shards of freezing rain were a foreshadowing of what my mood would evolve into today.  Regardless of the cause, the outcome was a mixed bag of lethargy and despondency that I am not used to experiencing.


I am that annoying person that can always see the silver lining in any cloud.  My glass is always half full, and the sun will always come out tomorrow.  I don’t want you to think I have rainbows projecting from my nether regions, but I pride myself on being that positive force in the room.  Although there may be an occasional prism of colors that expounds from some orifice,  it generally refracts from the smile in my eyes.

Everyone has their down days.  It’s what helps bring balance to our world and makes us appreciate those good days that much more.  After several hours of wallowing in my funk, my mood thankfully did not mature into a self-perpetuating cycle of angst and commiseration.  I did not send out invitations to my pity party.  Instead, I gave myself a proverbial slap in the face and snapped out of my self-purported misery.

After returning home, all is right with the world.  The glass of wine is poured and the words, once again, are cascading from the recesses of my brain and spilling out through my fingertips.  The earth is back on its axis, the glass is still half full (although I’m doing my best to empty it), and the smile is back on my face.

How do you deal with the bad days?

7 thoughts on “It’s a dog eat dog world, and I’m wearing Milkbone underwear

  1. I follow my husband’s words of wisdom — tomorrow will be a better day. Like your handle on things–I have always wondered though why the glass is not full and why it is always half empty or half full – must do a post on this–see you have inspired me!

  2. I try to look on the bright side as well, not always an easy task, I think we should be allowed a “pity party” from time to time, it’s like having a good cry or having a nap when our bodies tell us their tired, it’s hard putting on a smily face all the time,but when I have a really bad day I grab a bottle of wine and I write 🙂

  3. I love the way you give yourself the proverbial slap in the face! Love it. I’m a lot like you – I love being happy and making other people happy. I remember years ago when I was feeling down for about a week so I went to see a doctor. I told him I must have been suffering from depression and he asked how long I had felt this way. I told him it had been about a week and he laughed. He said, depression is something people live with for years not weeks!! I went home feeling better and then felt like a real dork for being so worried about nothing 😉

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