I don't really know what to say other than that; it's too soon for me to tell exactly how she will help me. But I feel very comfortable with her, and I think just having a sounding board will be great. She said some things to me about being kind to myself, recognizing that I'm doing the best I can, that I can't be perfect and that I have a lot on my plate. I know all of this. But it doesn't hurt to hear it from someone besides the little voice in my head, especially since I often have a hard time listening to the voice in my head when it's saying positive things. I stand at attention for all the negative stuff, but the positive stuff often goes in one ear and out the other.
I practiced kindness to myself last night by doing nothing during Idol except watching Idol. Oh, and drinking hot chocolate. I figure that's allowed. It felt good. We'll see if I'm able to kick the lingering guilt I have about doing "nothing" for two hours.
Tonight I have Frantic Running Around on the agenda, I'm afraid. My neighbor's mom died, and the kids and I have been taking care of his cat while he's home dealing with Death Stuff.* He should be home today or tomorrow, so I want to stop at the store and pick up a few things to put in his fridge, and a card, too. So the kids and I will do that after work. I also need ice cream since a certain friend of mine has been talking about Häagen-Dazs an awful lot and has given me a craving that Just Won't Quit. Then I have to do Massive Amounts of Laundry because I'll be out tomorrow night with my girlfriends having dinner at Catch for Restaurant Week. Woo-woo!
*Theme for today's post: eclectic capitalization.