So I talked to my doc regarding the whole "happiness as a scab" metaphor. We agreed that one should not be so focused on happiness but emotional equilibrim. Like standing on a seesaw, trying not to tilt too far one way or another, with balancing being the goal.
I did have a rough day Monday, a combo of emotional and mental fatigue, of being exhausted from go-go-going. So, we took the night off from our To Do list and hung out with the girls. Just what we needed.