Birthday Week Commandment #1

Welcome to my birthday week. My actual birthday isn't until Wednesday, but life has sucked SO BADLY as of late, that I have decided to celebrate it all week. And y'all are celebrating with me. So on to today's BIRTHDAY COMMANDMENT. 

Miss Banshee's Birthday Week Commandment #1: Thou Shalt Take Care of Thyself, Lest Thy End Up In The Bin

I'm going to my shrink today to deal with the nightmarish clusterfuck of last week. I'm taking my meds, I'm sober, I'm coping. So off to the shrink with me. The person I pay to care about me, but is so awesome, I don't even mind writing those checks. 

Since we are ALL going to obey the Birthday Commandments, I leave this up to you: What are YOU going to do today to make sure you don't go fried banana chips insane? It can be anything just for your own sanity. Hell, it can be smoking a cigarette, damn the consequences. It can be snuggling with your kid or cat. It can be joining me for The Goddamn Bachelorette tonight. Anything at all that helps your sanity today. 

So spill it in the comments, dudes. What are YOU doing today to make your life a little more sane?

More content later, if all goes well at the shrinkage.


Miss B


Birthday Week Commandment #1 — 23 Comments

  1. Well, I JUST found out that I didn’t get a job that I had applied for, no matter that I really wasn’t going to be able to afford the pay cut but still so my coping mechanism of the day is two fold: indulge in some Whoppery-Jr. goodness from El Rey de Burger and, like you, watching The Bachelorette tonight.
    Happy Birthday (2 days early) Miss B. Here’s to your Jeebus year bringing all things awesome and grand to you always.

  2. Roller Derby. I’ve never had so much fun working so hard…and I need an outlet to release stress and frustration.
    Wishing you a very happy birthday!

  3. I’m taking today and tomorrow as vacation days and spending time with my puppies! Oh, and trying to get my store to the point where I don’t have to work for anyone but me. Tomorrow, I’m going into NYC to see the pianos spread around by Sing for Hope.

  4. Happy Birthday week! Mine is on Friday, so I am absolutely taking your commandments to heart. So this afternoon when my kids go to their rooms for nap/quiet time, I am going to read a book instead of all the tasks I normally do. And I’m not even going to feel guilty about it.

  5. Happy Birthday week! What a good idea. I am going out to pull weeds and prune bushes. Then spend the afternoon knitting and cat-snuggling. Hard to say which is the reward.

  6. Happy Birthday Week! i did that once it was so much fun! πŸ™‚
    I try to do things for myself everyday to help keep me sane, spending money of fancy coffee creamer for one… But to day I plan on bringing my very nice, very expensive & very dusty camera to work so I may borrow the can of air to clean it all out… I know it doesn’t sound like much but it’s driving me crazy!
    THEN after work, I’m going to spend a stupid amount of money on a car charger for my laptop so when I leave on Wednesday for a cross country trip we can keep my kidos from driving us all crazy by watching movies… πŸ™‚

  7. I will force myself to go to bed at least eight hours before I have to get up in the morning. Because I’ve been very bad lately about staying up past midnight fiddling around online, and as Agent Dale Cooper once said, “Sleep deprivation is a one-way ticket to temporary psychosis.”
    Happy Birthday Week!

  8. I am going to Target for shopping…even though I am broke. I am also going to cuddle with my kids and puppies after work.
    Happy Birthday week!,,

  9. Today we have an appt with the vet to put our Casey to sleep. After that, I don’t know. Probably an orgy of chocolate and crying. Maybe a DQ Chicken Finger Basket. Then collapse into a sugar coma.

  10. I’m feeling exceedingly crazy today (woke up ready to burst into tears), so I’m abandoning any plans to do anything useful in favor of reading fashion magazines, watching HGTV, and drinking Diet Coke.
    Glad you’ve declared a full birthday week–you’ve earned it!

  11. Happy (early) Birthday Miss B! My anti-crazy today is going to be a trip to the library for some new books, because I a huge nerd. Oh yeah. πŸ™‚

  12. Going to pay my po box fee today so I can stop obsessing about not remembering to pay it. Put some gas in my car so I can stop obsessing about running out of gas. Start a bookkeeping project from hell so I can stop obsessing about not doing it, not getting paid this week and not being able to pay my rent.
    Birthdays should always be celebrated for a week – only way to do it properly.

  13. I’m going to build a get-on-the-bed ramp thingy for my 17 year-old kitty, go to the library for some new books, and since this weekend was well…I’m going to have some junk food!

  14. After two and a half days in a van on a cross country moving trip I am letting all the unpacking sit in their boxes and sleep for however long I want. Might take a dip in the bathtub again for hours reading a book, if I can stay awake.
    Happy birthday week!!

  15. This is my first comment, I just recently discovered your blog through the Great Roger Ebert’s Twitter. I have been greatly enjoying reading through your blog. So I must also say that I am treating myself to your blog πŸ™‚ I also just got a brand new kitten, and he keeps me sane and makes me crazy at the same time. I’m sorry for your shitty week, but you’ve got the right attitude, and keep loving on those kittehs! Happy Early Birthday!

  16. mm… I suppose an agreement with myself not to eat on the same days that I sleep doesn’t really help with sanity. So I’m going to make sloppy joes. ^_^

  17. Sorry, I’m a day late to the “be nice to yourself” day. I too am having an awful sucky week extravaganza. Simply choosing to believe the encouragement being passed my way is all I can muster, right now. It WILL get better. Right? Right.

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