1.Read the first three quarters of a Charles Dickens' novel, but make sure not to finish it.
2.Make three dozen heart-shaped, Valentine's Day cookies for a fund raiser; frost them all with red and pink and write happy sayings on them; eat one dozen of them alone in your kitchen; go stand on the scale and see how easy it is to gain 2lbs in an afternoon.
3.When there are three consecutive days of sixty-degree weather and beautiful sunshine, stay inside and remind yourself that it's still winter and you still live in South Dakota (I didn't say these would all be universally applicable).
4. Read Beatnik poetry, or better yet, write it. For example:
With your face pressed against the candy-store window
We have no lollipops for you today
*raise arms overhead, snap, snap, snap, snap*
5. Watch Evil Knievel attempt to jump the fountains at Ceasar's Palace and crush his pelvis,femur, hip, wrist and both ankles. Don't think how lucky you are to have no broken bones. Just focus on how painful it must have been for him.
6. If all else fails, remind yourself that you will be ALL ALONE over the weekend with only your family, local friends, neighbors and dog to comfort you. (See first "Week of Woe" post for clarification of this item.)
What do you do to when you're feeling just a little too chipper?