IN A MOOD…And The People Who Know How To Cheer Me Up!

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I had a little bit of a rough night last night. GROWING UP SUCKS SOMETIMES! This weeks frustration was brought to you by HEALTH INSURANCE! For the past 6 years I have been on Blue Cross Blue Shield and have been fine with it. It comes out of my check every month, I pay a co-pay, and my prescriptions are relatively cheap. WELL…the company I work for was recently bought out by another and we had to switch insurances.

So I started the process of switching to the new insurance. Paperwork, booklets, pamphlets, UGH! I HATE HAVING TO READ THIS RIDICULOUS MUMBO JUMBO! I don’t understand it. Break it down for me in Health Insurance for Dummies terms. SO I had a friend break it down…and guess what? THE NEW INSURANCE BLOWS! Sure it’s nice that only $15 is coming out of your check BUT until you reach your deductable of $2000 (or whatever it was) you have to pay! Birth Control…FULL PRICE! Doctor visits…FULL PRICE! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You might say…Well Brooke, budget for it. They are only taking out $15 which is far less than what you were paying in. I hear what your saying…but let’s be honest I budgeting is a word that I don’t understand very well.

Other things have been weighing on my mind lately so this was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I was officially in a BITCH ASS MOOD! I did the ugly cry. I screamed in a pillow. I tried taking a bath. Finally I wore myself out to the point of exhaustion and just passed out! (I will say it was the best sleep I’ve had in a long time) I thought maybe I would be in a better mood when I woke up. NOT THE CASE.

7  hours later and I’m feeling a little better now…WHY? Two people- My Dad and Tanya Brown.

Tanya and I text every morning saying Hello. Miss you. Hope you have a great day. Etc. This morning the conversation went like this

As mad as I was, I was happy to know that I had someone on my side. Someone that understood me.  AND it was pretty funny!

Then I checked my email and had a lovely note from my Dad. Here’s a little piece of it.

“Just came home from teaching, you had a bad day and mom had a bad day.  You are right sometimes life SUCKS. However, there is a song that you used to sing many years ago that stays with me everyday when things SUCK. You probably do not know what it is but here are a few lines: “The sun will come out tomorrow. When I look at a day that’s gray and lonely, I just sick out chin and grin and say ….!” You do not know how many times in my life that little tune changed my outlook!”

So I did what my dad said and watched Annie tell me about the sun coming out tomorrow…and you know what? I smiled. It worked. Dear Old Dad was right (again).

So if you are having a THIS SUCKS kind of day and need some inspiration, take the advice of Tanya and my Dad.

* Stay away from knives and guns and bet your bottom dollar on a little red head.