My friend and I were having a weird few days last week (somehow the end of February never fails to bring the weirdness), so she suggested we go see a showing of The Sound Of Music at the Museum of the Moving Image. And automatically, I felt my totally sky-high blood pressure decrease, my muscles relax and my mind ease, all at the thought of Julie Andrews spinning around alone on a hill in most of a nun’s get-up.
Part of me is inexplicably embarrassed to admit that, the other part of me loves that movie so much that I don’t really care. We all have those things that make us feels all warm and fuzzy inside, things that we run to after an especially hard day that reassure us that everything isn’t awful. And that thing isn’t always a movie musical for me, sometimes it’s a run outside, or listening to music that makes me a little nostalgic or, sometimes, it’s sitting down with a nice fat jar of peanut butter and watching 10 episodes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta in succession with sweatpants on and the heat on at least 80. What?
Winter is always a little dismal, and it’s easy to get in some sort of a funk during this season. But we’re almost at the end, Lovelies, I can see the daffodils and Reese’s Easter eggs peeking out just around the bend. While we wait for the temps to soar and the days to lengthen, tell us: what makes you Lovelies feel good at the end of the day? What do you do for a little pick-me-up when you’re feeling a little down?