This was an actual conversation that took place last Tuesday...
Me: "I think I am depressed."
Mrs. P: "What makes you say that?"
Me: "I want to curl up under the covers and not see anyone, not talk to anyone, not do anything. I force myself everyday to get up and get dressed."
Mrs. P: "Okay."
Me: "I don't enjoy doing the things I used to do for fun anymore."
Mrs. P: "Like what?"
Me: "Reading, walking the dog, playing with the dogs, working out, shopping."
Mrs. P: "The shopping one is what worries me."
Me: "I hate myself and my body."
Mrs. P: "I am a fellow body hater and how about together we change that. After the eating season, of course."
(Insert a long conversation filled with insight, laughter, and a fun game of Scrabble.)
Since that night, I have felt so much better about myself and different aspects of my life. I'm not great yet, but I feel much better. Mrs. P, thank you so much for being you. Your intelligence and sarcastic wit are things that always make me smile. You are a wonderful mom, great wife, and a terrific best friend. It's amazing that we can be such great friends, even though we are so different. You are the best!
P.S. October 1 to January 1 will forever be known as
"The Eating Season".