Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Affirmative Tuesday

Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live skit with Stuart Smalley, none other than my states now Senator Al Franken?  No matter what crap storm he might have been facing, he always could look in a mirror with a cheesy smile and awful hair, and say, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me." I feel lately a need for a dose of inspiration. I've posted and referenced on many occasions that Tuesday is not my day. I am usually full of tension and stress at the start, having started Monday with new energy, but waned into overwhelming thoughts of a whole work week to go through and a to do list at the office that seems never done. Add that to how I saw myself in the mirror this morning, dull complexion, bags under eyes, wrinkles forming, and Tuesday can go sit in a corner.. 

My  placement in a recent family picture with DD2 and DH was horrendous. Granted, I had worked a full work day, then spent two hours steaming choir shirts and dresses and helping with hair. My boobs looked like they were at my belly button. I felt like my picture was taken with a wide angle lens, while DH and DD2 looked lean and vibrant next to me. My makeup less face looked sallow and gray. Of course, others would see a nice family picture. I kept trying to crop versions to have me look a little less, well, me. 

Not the role model I want for my daughter, or other girls. My negative self thoughts were beyond just Tuesday, so time to take a cue from my Senator. Here is my little dose of Stuart, talking myself into self appreciation on a cold Tuesday morning.

  • I figured out a solution to a very tricky situation at work yesterday, plus, opportunity to improve going forward. 
  • My kids friend said I was one of the best show choir mom's ever. Then another kid, known for years from soccer, said, I was the best everything mom.  
  • A former employee who I've stayed in touch with, called me yesterday, thanking me for having hired her, which led to the great job she has now. 
  • Pup chose me to snuggle with him this morning. Puppy love. 
Doggone it, in spite of my saggy face and body, people like me.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about photos. I just met up with a friend I haven't seen for 29 years and we had our photo taken. All I can see is my blubber and yet I had coffee today with a lovely colleague who told me off because that was not what he saw at all! Aah, think I'm in love. Anna

    1. We are hardest on ourselves-but this was horrible!

  2. I just plaster a big smile on my face when having pics taken it takes years off your face lol

    1. Honestly, I look sort of deranged when I have a big smile. I just need to go with the picture, an dnot worry about it.


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