Friday, May 2, 2014

A Meltdown

Last night, I had a meltdown. A full blown crying on the floor of my closet because I had nothing to wear. Scratch that, the thing I wanted to wear for this important event didn't fit me anymore. Granted, it is a size two and I admittedly haven't been a size two since I was in a very unhealthy place coming out of a nasty breakup. I am not naturally that small and for all of you who are, I am extremely jealous right now.  I tend to fall into sizes four to six on good days. Today though my friends, was not a good day.

So there I am, being a crazy irrational person over this outfit that didn't quite fit right, and my husband, bless his heart tells me "You look great. You're not fat. You're beautiful." He was trying, but nothing in the world was going to fix the fact that that size two outfit used to fit, but now it doesn't. Well, nothing short of buying a new outfit that fit and made me feel and look fabulous.Thank the good lord for moms who always know best because she text me and asked me to meet her at the shopping center near our house. I found a new outfit and stopped being so dramatic, but I thought to myself: What other events do I consider meltdown worthy?

[One] When I get Pikes Place Coffee instead of Blonde Roast at Starbucks

[Two] When I don't get to take a lunch at work because I am too busy

[Three] When our dog breaks out of his kennel and destroys something expensive to repair

[Four] Unexpected car maintenance costs like having to buy new tires

[Five] When I have a work meeting and I've picked off the nail polish off five out of my ten fingernails

[Six] When the laundry mysteriously goes from the dryer to a basket and sits there getting wrinkly for days

[Seven] A dead cell phone

[Eight] Delayed flights that cause you to miss your connecting flight

[Nine] Five PM Traffic

[Ten] When I am forced to parallel park

[Eleven] Being stuck behind the crazy coupon lady in the checkout line at Wal-Mart

[Twelve] Costco on a Saturday afternoon

[Thirteen] When my computer freezes and I have to reboot in the middle of something

[Fourteen] All the job board sales reps calling me constantly wanting to set up a time to "discuss how their products can help make my life as a recruiter easier"

[Fifteen] When Netflix keeps flashing the same error message over and over and I can't watch my Gossip Girl rerun

[Sixteen] When Chick-Fil-A puts pickles on my original chicken sandwich

[Seventeen] Finding something I must-have-or-I-will-die and my size being sold out

This is in no means an exhaustive list. I just thought I'd stop before you, my coworkers, and church friends read this and think I am an unstable person. Tell me, what causes you to meltdown?


  1. I can definitely relate on the dead cell phone and the parallel parking! Two of mine lately:
    1) Poor Skype/phone connections with my deployed husband
    2) When someone tries to check out at the "20 items or less" with obviously more than 20 items
    Happy Friday:)

  2. I may or may not have had the same nothing-fits-and-everything-is-terrible meltdown last weekend. I feel you, girl.

  3. Lol I like to think I'm pretty even keeled but I did have a majorrrr meltdown about two weeks ago when I finished my taxes and I OWED the government money! I was like HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE IM A STUDENT LIVING ON LOANS AND I OWE YOU MONEY!! Meanwhile my sister who is an accountant and makes 6 figures a year got back $6000 so yeah...: I was definitely super ragey

  4. Ummmm I completely agreed with like 75% of these. We're WAY too much alike and I love it. Hmmm...causes for my meltdowns? Running out of wine. And ditto to the Netflix one--makes me want to throw something at the TV. Those are two big ones. Can't wait to hear how your day goes--you're gonna rock it!

  5. Size 2 piped reams make me sad all the time but let me tell you: a size 4 or 6 is just as good and you are beautiful. So there. Deal with it.

  6. If only it were acceptable to cry under my desk (with a bottle of wine). Because it would probably happen- a lot. This reminds me of my post for tomorrow hahaha! Hang in there!

  7. I had the exact same melt down a few weeks ago and my poor boyfriend stood there dumbfounded as to what to do. He kept telling me I looked great, etc, but he was at a loss when the meltdown continued. #8 has also caused me to melt down.

  8. I hate a dead cellphone, Have a great weekend

  9. Ah! I've had the same melt down in the my closet --- too many times to count. I feel your pain. Melt downs are necessary evils of this world. I'm glad you found an outfit that makes you feel beautiful. Other recent melt downs have included dealing with health insurance claims and car repairs.

  10. LOL. You are my twin from another life I think. That's so me!

  11. We just had to buy new tires for my car and after we got the bill, I think I died a little bit inside. Haha.

    Hope you have a good weekend! :)

  12. Oh girl, yes yes yes. I had a meltdown the other week because my hair wasn't cooperating and I was self conscious about my bald spot. Like, I was crying in the floor and my husband was about to call Bosley hair regrowth centers. I also meltdown if I 1. feel fat, 2. hate my outfit and can't pick what to wear 3. have to wing it on dinner and don't have anything planned. Happy Friday love!

  13. I completely feel you on so many of these, girl! Although, admittedly, I am the queen of meltdowns (most of them unnecessary) so I probably relate to all of them and more :)

  14. Yes to number 6 and 7! And I have so had those meltdowns when clothes don't fit and probably only ever fit me forever ago before I hit puberty. Curves are better!

  15. I'm sure you already know this but there's nothing better about being a size 2 than there is about being a size 6--it's best to be the size your body is naturally healthy at! But it does help to only keep clothes that fit in your closet. :)

  16. Haha to all of these! And don't feel bad about not fitting into a size 2! I'm bummed I can no longer fit into my size 10's!!! :)

  17. So many reasons to meltdown, all of them justified! My last complete meltdown was over a ponytail because I hated the way my hair looked and didn't realize it until the end of the day and it was just so TRAGIC.

  18. The Chickfila one hahaha. I had a meltdown last night that spurred from my husband forgetting chapstick at the gym. Working out with dry lips for an hour is a problem! I blame the PMS ;)

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  20. If I cant find something to wear or my hair is a hot mess...that will create a meltdown.

  21. HAHAHAHA. oh man I'm with you on the meltdowns. Life is hard friend. Glad I have you to get through it with.