Frustration and Euphoria

Yesterday was a ___________ kind of day. To a Normal human being it was just another day, but to be it was sumthin' else. I'm sure you're all wondering why it was such a notable day or you probably would have stopped reading by now. 

{well, I'll tell ya!}
Yesterday was the day that Ben tried to teach me how to drive a standard (for those that may not be aware, this is often referred to as a stick shift). This is where the "frustration" part of the title of this post comes from. I cannot tell you how many times I killed the engine in the 15 or 20 minutes I was trying. Although there were times that I actually got the car to DRIVE, (It's amazing that a car would actually do that, right?...) I never got it from stopped to go without the car shaking and rattling and making all kinds of crazy movements. Seriously, if there was an old person sitting in the back seat, I would have given them whiplash for sure! I gotta hand it to Ben, he kept his cool the whole time I was destroying his car. Every time I killed it or barely got it going he'd say "go off the clutch easy" in case I'd forgotten in the last 30 seconds or so. I know he was just trying to help, but when you're frustrated with yourself, nothing helps. It was a test of our marriage that I'm proud to report we passed, but I was THIS close to losing it. 

Euphoria: a feeling of well-being or elation especially  one that is groundless, disproportionate to its cause, or inappropriate to  one's life situation

I cannot express in words the joy that comes when you see, at long last, a mattress sitting at your front door to complete your empty bed frame. Actually that's a lie, I can express it in words- It's simply...euphoric

My "feeling of... elation" may have been "disproportionate to its cause" but if you've ever slept on the floor for a week strait, you would be elated too. We really could not get over how nice it was to have a bed, and by default, a bedroom again! I have never had a better nights sleep.... EVER! It may have been the sleeping on the floor for a week prior, it may have been our awesome bedspread and sheets, but it was probably because we bought a memory foam mattress and it. feels. like. heaven. 

Love note to the readers:
Thanks for reading my blog. You are all frekkin awesome! I love watching the total page views go up. and I love you! Keep reading and I'd love to hear your comments. I think all you need is a google account, but I might be wrong. It's been known to happen. 

I tell lies. I just set it so that anyone can leave a comment if they so choose.


  1. you're a better person than me! i don't even want to TRY to learn how to drive a standard.

    also, congrats on the bed love!!

  2. youre one of the best bloggers ever. just an fyi

  3. I reloaded the page 6 times to get you some more page views. ;)
    Love it. Love ya. Peace. Love. Mauriala.