is it just me - or - do you all associate friday's with "happyday"?
is it just me - or - do you all have certain things that you associate with "fridayhappyday" - you know, particular things that just make you "feel-good" no matter what on fridays? -
for me, it's kinda been that way all my life - maybe because i'm still a kid at heart - and in mind - maybe conditioning from early school days and then with the typical work week - with friday being the "high" day of those five days cause SATURDAYPLAYDAY was next - but whatever the reason i have a conglomeration of "friday feel-good stuff" -
in my early school days, on fridays girls were allowed to wear pants to school but not any other day [that whole gender thing, you know? well, more on that later!] - on fridays, fish was always served at lunch but no other day [for catholocism - and, oh, yeah, whatever happened to separation of church and state, anyway? - more of that later, too!] - on fridays, no homework - on fridays, dress for your job turned to "business casual" - on fridays, well, the list goes on and on....
and so, my life became friday-associated - getting to wear pants to school!!! BE STILL MY HEART!!! that meant that i could hang upside down on the monkey bars without fear of exposure and/or expulsion - literally and figuratively - it meant i could ride my little brother's bicycle without fear of that "exposure" thing - it meant that i could swing higher in my grandmother's tree rope-swing without my skirt blowing up into my face - it meant that when i pushed my little brother in his big red wagon that i didn't moon anyone standing behind me - it meant that on fridays at work, no pantyhose, no closed-in shoes, and my hair in a ponytail - it meant leaving a bit early from work just because it was friday and i wanted an early start on saturday - it meant going out straight from work to a movie or to whatever and an early dinner - it meant NO COOKING which was a rule i made up for fridayfundays when i started my own family and the NO COOKING ON FRIDAY rule has now followed my children and their families! - also, in the work place, whenever the opportunity presented itself, i worked only monday through thursday - and, on fridays, when i was in school, it meant that along with pants or shorts, i could wear "shirts" not just "blouses" and there IS a difference!
it is this one little item - THE SHIRT - that brings about this whole big ole' ramblin' non-sensical post - you see, i have this off-lime-green french terry cotton sweatshirt that i absolutely LOVE - I LOVE IT! - you know the kind - the kind that's been washed so much that it's soft as babyskin - that's so worn that it's softness just rolls around lays around on your curves in JUST the RIGHT places [and yes, i have "curves" whether i like them in their abundance or not] - and this favorite sweatshirt of mine has been worn through several winters and into springs - and this year, to push it more easily into SUMMER i've cut off the sleeves - cut out the neck and edging so that it falls just a tad off my shoulders - cut off the bottom edge so that its now-frayed edge rolls up ever so slightly -
and i've come to notice that when i wear it, i get compliments galore - from men :) and from women - young and old - it seems that when i wear my off-lime-green old sweatshirt, my skin even looks better, my hair is shinier, that my eyes sparkle more, i laugh more, smile more, feel more, want more and so do more, and then more again - it seems the sun and all its glory is more radiant - hotter, even, but in a good way - the sky bluer, the breeze gentler and softer, the stars more brilliant - the flowers more profuse and fragrant, the birds "chirpier" - you know what i mean - life seems better...happier...more abundant.... - it all/everything just FEELS GOOD - and isn't that what we all want? just to "feel good"?
it is this realization - this epithany, if you will - that has brought me to post this post of nothingness, but this everythingness to me - i hope that each of you has that same ole' sweatshirt, or pair of shoes, or belt, or parfum fragrance, or whatever IT happens to be - the IT that makes even ONE DAY a FEELGOODDAY for you..........