Why Today Is A Struggle

Monday, November 30, 2015

I think we can all agree today is a little tough. Like can't get out of bed, hit snooze 100 times, tell self "I'm taking a nap asap today," want to just curl up on the couch and not move, kind of tough. Or is that just me?

I feel as if one minute I was here,

And the next minute I'm back in Chicago.

Grey, cold, Chicago.

At least Chicago has its holiday attire on. That makes everything just a little better.

Just yesterday I had about 100 different post ideas in my head that were AWESOME! Like viral awesome, trust me. But today they're all gone. My mind is just groggy. If I don't watch myself, I'll just end up staring into space all day. My eyes will suddenly go out of focus and I'll just leave them like that for hours.

I know I have to get back to the grind asap. But I'm not ready. I'm not ready for the hustle.

And the hustle is hitting hard this week. Can anyone else feel that? All of the Cyber Monday stuff (MUST SELL ALL THE THINGS) and the bloggers with their constant lists of things to buy (one of these days I need to figure out affiliate links... bloggers, any suggestions?) And trying to boost traffic again after my vacation lull. What should I do? Make a vague announcement about an upcoming HUGE announcement? That always works.

Oh, the hustle of it all. It's real and it's here.

And all I want to do is snuggle Harlow (who is 100 x more clingy than usual and I LOVE IT) and stare at the glow of my Christmas tree.

We went with a bit of a retro tree this year. What do you think? More pics of our holiday decor to come this week... The vibe we were going for was "gross 70s" according to Chris. I think we nailed it.

But before I go, because today is Cyber Monday or whatever I have to throw down and mention I'm offering 25% off MY ENTIRE STORE (in all caps because this is a BIG DEAL!)
*except for Hang With Dog Shirt because portion of profits goes to dogs, so you understand.

So if you want to snag any of the below as Christmas gifts, do it now! Only lasts until end of day, or until I run out of inventory. Or until I decide I actually can't afford to discount this much.

And huge thanks to mini models Brooklynn and Kennedy for showing off the new Santa Vibes shirts! I know you probably thought that was me, but it's not. Although I'd kill for both of their waists/legs.

Anyway, to see all all shirts head over to nebrowse. Use the code: talkherbietome_cybermonday to get 25% off.

One. More. Thing.

I'm trying to help save a dog again... so if you'd like to help as well, please check out sweet Lil Nellie's page here. She needs a surgery to save her life. If you donate I'd be happy to give you free ad space in exchange! Just send me an email at thedailytay@gmail.com.

Look at that face. Let's help Lil Nellie by giving the best Christmas gift ever. If you're in the position to do so, please donate to save her life.

And this concludes today's Monday post. Oy vey.


  1. The struggle is real today.I just wanted to curl up in bed, watch Netflix with my dog and cat and nap. I'm dragging. Big time. I live in Phoenix, so it never really feels like Christmas like it does in other cities. So I'm sat at my desk, wrapped in my Reindeer blanket and trying to get through the day until nap time after work. If it wasn't the end of the month, I would probably be canceling the day entirely. So you're totally not alone.

  2. I think that everybody is on the struggle bus today, but going from Mexico to cold Chicago has got to be the worst! Your tree looks adorable though! I'm loving the retro vibe!

  3. Definitely on the struggle bus today... I'm just aimless shuffling things around my desk at work, reading blogs.. half-haphazardly making lists of things I "need" to do... yeah. I feel ya!

  4. Yeah we all have days when it is a struggle to do much of anything, thankfully I don't have a lot of such days, although the heat has a habit of making me feel drained today it is suppose to be around 39°c had the air con going from 7am

  5. I agree, the struggle was so real today. They told me I can work from home tomorrow but I'm afraid the motivation still isn't there so I'll probably trek to the office. Happy Cyber Monday haha

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  6. I was on the struggle bus both yesterday and today--the shadow of job applications is menacing over me.

  7. its always so tough!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  8. Oh, I agree. Coming back from a vacation especially and adjusting always can suck sometimes.