looking up

finally some blue skies this morning
you know how i am always talking about being positive? thinking happy? well i have to confess that last week i was doing exactly the opposite. really the opposite, like thinking dark, awful, mean things. why so down? so many reasons. one main one being that the side of my van came in direct and smashing contact with a stop light pole. the pole won. big time. adding to my running tally of why i really dont care too much for winter. i love snow, i think it is beautiful, but the daily trappings of living in cold weather really push my buttons, and apparently my car.
looking up
as a result i spent most of the end of the week wallowing in anger, which i am sure directly caused my cold to come back, leaving me wallowing in goo too. but then last night i sort of snapped out of it. i remembered all my bold statements of happiness and contentment, felt like a jerk for not living up to them and then did a one-eighty switch.
hello sun
i put in the new shins album, turned up the volume, grabbed arlo and commenced dancing around the living room with eliot and collette. by golly it worked. i started smiling. i started laughing, eliot has some moves man. and then the best yet, i started feeling better. i said thank you for being the only one in the van. i said thank you for not hitting someone else's car. i said thank you for having insurance. and here i am. just fine. with a longer view and savoring the blue skies today and temps that eeked up into the 40s. winter will end. it will get warmer, hot even. life goes on. amen. off the soap box. moral of the story? dance. it can fix things.



Anonymous laeroport said...

Sorry that I missed meeting you on Sunday, but glad things are looking up. ;) And I agree wholeheartedly - dancing is GOOD!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

hi hannah,

so glad that you are okay! dancing always makes me feel better too. sometimes, music is THE only thing that will snap me out of a funk. hope you are having a lovely day! xo shari

12:22 PM  
Anonymous sally said...

So grateful you are safe. Car accidents stink [I'm still a big tramautized from mine...and that happened 2 years ago. And yes, there is a lot of dancing in our house right around 5pm...great stress relief. =)

12:28 PM  
Blogger capello said...

i'm so very glad you are okay.

vans are replaceable. *you* are not.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous blair said...

it takes unexpected turns for us to snap or snap out of things. i am so glad to hear you are on the snap out of it end and are safe and sound. hugs to you!

1:01 PM  
Blogger tricia stirling said...

good job getting yourself out of that funk. it can be hard sometimes. there are times when i just feel like: but i don't WANT to be positive. it is always a good idea anyway.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Alicia A. said...

We'll be dancing over here in your honor...

glad only the van was injured.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

oh, this post made me smile. i needed the reminder too. thank you, sweet hannah.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

lovely photos hannah. and dancing sounds really good right about now.

2:01 PM  
Blogger emeline said...

The Universe wasn't properly aligned last week. It wasn't just you!
Welcome back!

2:25 PM  
Blogger tracy said...

yes the shins and little dancing feet sound like the perfect cure. glad all are safe and sound and feeling better xo

2:30 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

sorry to hear about your yuck time... but you sure found a solution!! :)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

now that's the sort of attitude that's going to get you the freak out of kc.

5:08 PM  
Blogger kayla_d said...

That Shins CD is on my wishlist on my blog--sounds like it's time for me to buy it!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I'm with Lisa - this post made me smile. Hannah, you're wonderful. So glad you're okay.

5:54 PM  
Blogger julieree said...

So glad that things (and you) are looking up. beautiful pix and beautiful sentiments--I think I could do with some dancing too. :)

6:14 PM  
Blogger happylaney said...

Musical therapy always works for me too.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

hannah, glad to know that you're okay and that you worked your way around to this point of view. the family dance is the best therapy that i know...

8:36 PM  
Blogger bugheart said...

so glad that
you are
and feeling
the new shins
want to
shake my

5:36 AM  
Blogger molly said...

amen and amen.
i WAS missing you last week. glad to know all is safe and well.
dance, sister, dance!

5:41 AM  
Anonymous jmac said...

margot wants to dance every morning. i'm not a morning person. but after a few minutes of watching my daughter dance to rock (the new Shins, yes) my day can't start any better.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

So glad to hear you're safe and sound.

And I tell ya dancing + Wincing the Night Away will make anyone smile! =)

5:46 PM  
Anonymous nel said...

Thankful that you're o.k. Music, dancing, forgetting everything but having fun in the moment does wonders for the heart...so glad it works for you, works for me too!

9:00 PM  
Blogger beth said...

couldn't have read this at a better time. i want to do a 180. maybe eliot needs to show me some moves.

i feel like you could be an inspirational speaker. i love your words.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

being thankful...that is definitely key. really glad you're OK. we've had many a family dance over here, they work wonders.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous mav said...

oh yeah girl!
to looking up & the shins.
dance on. xxo mav

8:14 PM  

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