This post is going to be quicker and simpler than usual; I stupidly stayed up to watch Sophies Choice for the first time ever and I couldn’t motivate myself to write an uplifting post afterwards ‘cos you know… Sophies Choice. (THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN IT. DON’T WATCH IT UNLESS YOU CAN HACK ONE OF THE WORST THINGS IMAGINABLE AND YOU WILL DEFINITELY FEEL THE NEED TO COMFORT EAT AT 2AM. Just saying.) So then my son decides to wake up and make lots of noise, laughing hysterically at what I’ve convinced myself is a ghost called Frank, my Nan in ghost form or aliens. Instead of being all “Dexter. Please. Sleep. For. Mummy.” I rushed in and gave him a cuddle because after watching such a powerful film, I just needed him.
Bad move on my part probs. Anyway, now I’m sat in bed still feeling like I need to cry, partly because of the film and partly because my husband keeps farting in my direction. So I thought to myself that TOMORROW I’m going to do a few “cheer the fu** up” things to cure my low mood and instead of listening to Dexter talk and laugh with the supernatural, I’ll blog about things that cheer me up. AREN’T I INTERESTING?!
1. Beauty and the Beast
I don’t care how old I am or ever will be, this will always be one of my favourite films! I used to watch it every single day when I was a little girl (along with The Little Mermaid) and would dance around with a yellow blanket wrapped around me (I didn’t own a Belle dressing up costume. The struggle was real). To this day I know every word and every song, PROPER FAN GIRL OVER HERE. DON’T EVEN CARE. Oh and Jungle Book, I also used to run around in red pants pretending to be Mowgli.
2. Start a TV series that I haven’t watched in yonks
I have an entire watch list of TV shows that I still need to watch (especially whilst I am eagerly waiting for The Walking Dead to come back into our lives) and yet I feel loyal to my past favourite TV series that I can’t seem to say farewell to. For example I have an unhealthy obsession for Desperate Housewives (that was AMAZING, don’t knock it until you try it. Trust me.) that I want to watch all over again and Shameless because who doesn’t like Shameless in all its classy glory?
3. Try to read some of my book
Usually at night I have the opportunity to snuggle up and read a gripping story. It shouldn’t cheer me up as I only ever read psychological thrillers or crime books but I’m totally in my element when I’m buying a few bargains on my Kindle and sweating with anticipation. Give me gore over romance any day. If anyone has any good suggestions then hit me up!
4. Make the effort to look decent
Sometimes I can’t imagine anything worse than getting up after a few hours sleep, cleaning poo, feeding and clothing a little person AND THEN finding the energy to clean myself up, have a coffee and painting my face. It sounds easy enough but I’m practically a sloth in the mornings these days BUT when I do make the effort I do feel the difference. Kind if like “oh yeah, I totally have this mum thing down.”
5. Have Dexter cuddles
He chooses when I deserve a cuddle because toddlers are controlling. But when I get them they’re the most amazing hugs in the world!
6. Ugly selfies.
Have I introduced those yet? It’s how it sounds, just take a hideous selfie, show all of your chins (caption it #chingoals) and send it to your beloved partner with the message “This is your wife.” It’s such a treat.
Need I say more? I’m currently on slimming world so I can pretty much only have a freddo (why aren’t they 10p anymore? One pence per second that it lasts) or a hot chocolate but it’s scientifically proven to make you feel happier and I’m not going to argue with science.
8. See family and friends
This one is obvious but I’m seeing my mum tomorrow (technically today!) and I’m so excited as it means we get to watch films, chat, drink coffee, go shopping etc all of that stuff that us girls seem to bloody love.
9. Pamper yourself
In mum terms this means having a bath and POSSIBLY polishing your nails if you’re really lucky. If you’re feeling totes wild then you might even paint your toenails. OMG. (EDIT: it’s 1pm and I’ve done none of those things)
Partly another reason I love that I’ve started a blog is because it’s a form of escapism. It’s been a life long hobby that i’m putting to good use and it always cheers me up!
So that’s pretty much it, by the time I upload this I’m going to be a complete zombie as Dexter has only just gone back to sleep at 4:40am! So hello future Courtney from past Courtney. You’re a babe!