I was feeling kinda down earlier today.
I’d missed two events yesterday I’d have liked to have gone to, because the latest medication I’m trying (in my effort to not have a face that randomly hurts half the time) makes me extra sleepy, so I couldn’t get up in time for the first, and I was so overwhelmingly tired I napped through the second.
Then this morning, I woke up to a glorious blue sky and sunshine – absolutely perfect for the bluebell morning a friend was putting on in her fabulous garden, which I was looking forward to a great deal – with a back in such pain I could barely move. At one point this morning, I stood up and nearly blacked out from the pain. I couldn’t really face being social while in that much pain, so I gave it a miss.
Yesterday and today both I’ve dealt with customer service workers who were ineffective at their jobs, always a thing which grates. Yesterday’s completely unexpected car repairs came out to quite a hefty amount, too, so that was certainly lingering.
But I decided around lunchtime that that was enough, and sought to turn my day around. I filed complaints about the service workers with their respective companies. I enjoyed the sunshine. I revelled in no longer being uncontrollably tired all the time (I started halving the dose last night). Chris had massaged my back, and it was doing a bit better. We swapped the mattresses to see if the guest bed mattress would do my back better.
Making lunch helped me change gears, and then while eating it I browsed the latest videos from some of my favorite artists. Happily, Alex Boyé has just released a new one, and that really did the trick. The message he wrote in the Description section was really wonderful, and the song is so brilliant for that particular moment. I just have to share:
When my career seemed like it was going nowhere, a few moms and mom bloggers began sharing my videos, and my career was suddenly revitalized. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. DON’T STOP BLOGGING!!!!
I thought about sharing that, and then I thought, why not make a post collecting a few of my happy songs together? Peponi remains my favorite song and video of Alex Boyé’s:
Lindsey Stirling’s music also always picks me up. This is my favorite video of hers – when have you ever seen a violinist rock out? 🙂
Artie Hemphill is one of my new favorite country singers, and this is a fun song:
And last but certainly not least, no list of happy music could be complete without the song “Happy”!
Hope you enjoyed! 🙂