Last night when I got home from work I was feeling very mopey. I didn’t even know why I was feeling so tired and sad, but I was. I tried to take a nap, thinking sleep would surely help, but I am a terrible napper. I simply lay under the covers with thoughts of all the things swirling around in my head. *Sigh* I tried little things like taking out the trash, opening a window and lighting a candle in my room to set a different tone for the evening. Nothing seemed to help.
I realized that I might be hungry and certainly that could make someone a bit mopey. I made some teriyaki chicken and rice (as much as heating frozen things is making anything). I opened a bottle of two-buck-Chuck and poured myself a glass. With a bowlful of hot deliciousness, I headed back to my room and flipped on the television. At this point it was much later than I would normally eat anything, but I knew I had today off, so I figured I’d just stay up later.
I caught the newest episodes of The New Girl and The Mindy Project, but somehow even those funny faves just didn’t do the trick. Finally I switched over to a tried and true, heartwarming and funny classic: The Golden Girls! I can’t believe this show is still so good. The writing, the acting, the 80’s fashions! So good! And I love how they would talk about hot topics like marriage equality, feminism and aging.
These were women that were roommates, but more so, friends. They didn’t start out that way, in fact they didn’t get along at first, but in the end they always gathered around the kitchen table with a cheesecake and somehow it all worked out. They are always there for each other, doling out advice, supporting one another even when things seem dire or the advice is ignored. It is a beautiful display of friendship and sisterhood in later adulthood. You just don’t see that sort of thing now days.
It lifted my mood and made me grateful for the few fabulous females I have in my life whom I cherish like little else in this world. I didn’t have a relationship with my birth mother, or any positive female figure growing up. One of my only regrets is that I wasn’t very close to my grandma until much later in life. But my grandma and I always did love The Golden Girls, especially Sophia! Oh man, she was so snarky at a time when that wasn’t such a regular thing you’d see on t.v., especially from an older woman. Woo!
I’m feeling so much better today and started my day off with a ton of pampering self-care. No cheesecake…yet! Ha-ha! But I wanted to feel my best for a big date I have tonight. 😉 I’m quite excited. I don’t know what had me so blue last night, but I’m glad that I was able to find my way out of it, with a little help from my friends…