I didn't think I'd be able to sleep tonight. This situation called for some serious action in the form of comfort food. I was at the store, and it just seemed right:
|Yes, I planned to eat this, and nothing else, for dinner.|
No, I don't feel bad about that even a bit.
|Confetti left over from a party?|
Or my worst fears realized?
|Now I've to go vaccuum, and try to soak the milk out of the cushion.|
Or, maybe I'll just get that new couch I've been eyeing... *sarcasm*RIIIIIGHT.
So, I did what I always do when I think I might just take a header off of rational thought and dive down into the land ruled by feelings and stress - I called my mom. She's the best. She talked me down, kept me from losing it, and walked me through some basic skills I should have mastered years ago. And then we just started talking, as the edge of panic left my voice. I don't remember exactly what led to this, but we both remembered it at the same time.
This movie is technically from 1979, but it was a staple in my home in the late 80's. We wore this movie out. So, after consulting the always-reliable wiki, amazon was the clear next choice. I needed to have this movie back in my life. But, Amazon says that I would have to pay $40+ for the privilege. Not going to happen, especially if I'm saving for that new couch.
I've never been sure about this before, but now I know, and I want to shout it from the rooftops. I. ♥. YouTube. A lot.
In case you missed this jewel somehow growing up, here it is to share with you. This is only the first 10 minutes, but the other parts of the video are available to watch from there. Really, I only needed the first two minutes to feel like myself again. As the Polar Bear hot-stepped it across the desert carrying the Olympic torch, I could feel that (now) little ball of stress just plumb dissolve. Once the main players were announced, I was laughing and feeling like the next 72 hours (during which I'll cook a taste-test for a wedding I'm catering, clean my apartment, finish 2 school projects, close on our house, clean our house, and move into our new home, while entertaining, feeding, and enjoying various friends & relatives) were doable. Not even anything to worry about.
From me to you with love.
I might just conquer the world, too,