may: the month of me

thewinoSometimes, you have to hit the bottom before you can make it to the top. That’s the saying, right? Let’s just call that the theme of this past month.

I meaaan, in all honesty, it’s not like April was the worst of times. Generally speaking, I’m pretty content with my life. I can pay my bills, I enjoy the flexibility and surprises that come along with babysitting, and I try to have fun a good amount of the time. I’m thinking that maybe it was the rain and cold that settled in at the end of April, but I caught a case of the blues that left me feeling pretty (undeservedly) sorry for myself these past few weeks.

Sunday night, I was feeling particularly low after the romantic and hubs left to return to New York, and I couldn’t shake the feeling yesterday either. Until I realized it was the last day of April! The Type A part of my personality likes the thought of starting anew when a new month begins, so the Type B part of my personality allowed me a meatball sub for dinner, washed downed with a glass (or two) of red wine, and one last night to wallow in the self-pity that had been irrationally consuming me for a month.

And waking up this morning, I felt great. Let it be known, with my devoted readers as my witnesses, that I am officially declaring the month of May:

“The Month of Me.”

What does this entail, you ask? Let me break it down for you.

1. I will not sweat the small stuff.
2. I will attempt to use a more rational scale to discern exactly what is classified as “small stuff.”
3. I will, however, sweat in the gym. As Fergie would say, I will be working on my fitness. I’ve heard this is a good fix for the blues.
4. I will begin to put together a realistic game plan for my travel plans in the fall/winter (and of course, share my brainstorming sessions with you, readers).
5. I solemnly swear never to use the phrases “Monday blues” or “case of the Mondays”.
6. I will indulge. In a responsible and respectful way, of course.
7. I will share with you at least one thing per day that makes me happy.
8. I will focus on making others happy. I’ve heard this is the easiest way to make yourself happy.

These are my promises to you, travelers, and I hope you help me honor them, if need be. To kick off Day 1 of the Month of Me, I give to you something that makes me happy.

My Neon Pink Toes (courtesy of a weekend pedicure with the romantic)


the wino



  1. AC
    May 1, 2012 / 14:00

    Cute toes! Might you want to do a tour of the Redneck Riviera anytime soon???

    • May 1, 2012 / 14:28

      that sounds great! though i doubt there is anything redneck about it!

      • AC
        May 1, 2012 / 19:35

        Well, the lazy travelers will have to decide that!

  2. Diane
    May 1, 2012 / 15:33

    The toes look GREAT! I LIKE the new outlook! I might borrow it! Enjoying your blog….you’re a gifted writer!!! I hope that I get to see you in May! XOXO

    • May 1, 2012 / 15:54

      I’ll see you down the shore for memorial day and by that time I’ll have enjoyed almost the whole month of me 🙂

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