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My plan was to be in bed by 10:30 last night, but instead I stayed over at my friends' house, where we collectively drank seven (7) bottles of wine, ate so much, and had an impromptu dance party at midnight. And then this morning we made pancakes. Protip: butterscotch pancakes. You're welcome.

Something I realized while I was doing that end of year meme yesterday was that if I don't write down the moments that make me happy, I struggle to remember them. So I had a lovely evening and a delicious breakfast, and today is the day for my favorite joke: this is the happiest I've been all year!

Date: 2017-01-02 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
I regaled them with my story of That Time I Made You Take Us To the Diner From Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil and I Ate Two Blueberry Pancakes the Size of a Hubcap. They were mightily impressed.

Date: 2017-01-02 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carlyinrome.livejournal.com

As well they should be! Aw, man, I've been planning a trip to Savannah since August, but I keep pushing it back because of the unrelenting shit that is my health. :( I miss it so much.

Date: 2017-01-02 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
That sucks :( As soon as I find a magic wand, I am fixing your health problems. Promise.

Date: 2017-01-02 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carlyinrome.livejournal.com
Yes, thank you. A-plus friending. :)

Seriously, I feel so guilty about my health, even though it pretty much incapacitates me daily. I mean, I could be battling some horrible bone cancer or be missing several limbs. I try to remind myself to be grateful that I don't have problems like that (partially because I have legitimate fear that if I don't, say, regularly thank God or the universe or whatever for four working limbs, I'll lose them? Is that a normal kind of crazy, or is it something specific to me?), and I am, it's just that I feel sooooo shitty like 24/7 and nothing helps.

Um, not 100% sure where I was going with that. Should have left it at A-plus friend, because you are.

Date: 2017-01-02 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
I think you should also remind yourself of what you told me several years ago, which is that my mental illness was just as real and deserving of treatment as my dad's physical condition. There's nothing wrong with being grateful that you don't have bone cancer - I, for the record, am grateful that you do not (and that I don't) - but try not to bludgeon yourself with the fact that other people are also in pain. Try not to think of it as someone else having it worse -- I think it's really just a scale of "bad in different ways."

<3

Date: 2017-01-01 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apiphile.livejournal.com
THAT. that is the way to see in the new year. :D

Date: 2017-01-02 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
That is exactly how I feel about it. I have been cheerier today than at any point during the holiday season. It is good to be around friends and remember why you are friends.

Date: 2017-01-02 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apiphile.livejournal.com
I hope that you get a lot, lot more of that in future.

Date: 2017-01-02 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] formanymiles.livejournal.com
Thank you. And same to you.

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