Monday, October 06, 2008

Crappy day

Blech. I hate it when the nasty funk-monster takes up residence in my psyche. Never appearing all at once in a sudden attack - the funk-monster always creeps in inch by inch, thought by thought, barely noticed until all the sudden the tears are barely held back by the eyeball.

That's what's happened over the last few days. I'm starting to realize the "foods" this monster craves. Like sickness, exhaustion, stress, misunderstanding, crappy jobs, missing my kids and to-much-to-do-not-enough-time-itis. I'm a wimp - because I don't do well with working a full-time job and keeping up with extra-curricular activities. Activities that used to be fun when I worked less, are now a chore. For instance: it was fun decorating & choosing things for the church when I had time (and less people were involved). Now it is dragging me down, stressing me out and frustrating me. I usually enjoy entertaining and having people in my home. Lately, my heart just isn't in it.  I don't feel like cooking, cleaning, organizing, reading or some of the other things I usually enjoy. I don't even feel like blogging tonight! quote Monty Python:  "I'm not dead yet"

How can I NOT cheer up when I look at that picture? 

So on a bright note . . . we FINALLY nailed down a trip to visit our first baby. We had a date scheduled weeks ago, then about 2 weeks out Kirk realized we had scheduled the trip during a VERY IMPORTANT work meeting. So we postponed our trip, which was scheduled around Cara's nursing schedule (of 3 twelve hour shifts a week) ...did I mention night shifts? Then, IBM changed their mind -- and cancelled the meeting. Meanwhile Cara had started to re-arrange her work schedule to accommodate our change. When you work 7pm to 7am you are really working two days for one 12 hour shift ...because you need a nap before work on one day, then you need to sleep when you get off work. I also had began re-arranging my work schedule (getting people to cover for me). It has been one big mess. But I am happy to report that a week from Friday I will be with my girl in Cincinnati! Amen.

Another happy note is we got to spend time with our other two angels over the weekend -- and will THIS weekend too....for a short time, since they have places to go and people to see! I'll take what I can get!

Solutions to destroy the funk-monster: **I've sent my resume in for a new job. Now praying for an interview and that it will be something I will enjoy. **Have a glass of wine. **Get more sleep. **Push self to do SOMETHING -- because checking things off my to-do list makes me happy.  **Do a project - because completed projects make me happy. **have another glass of wine.  **take a nap.  ** take a day off work - just because.

Do you get in "funks" now and then?  I just found these tips for when it happens again.  Click Here.


  1. Sounds like you know the cure! I was gonna say i think you need a mental health day! We should go get pedicures or something fun and summer like when your here to help with those summer time blues!

  2. I most definitely have those funks.

  3. I think you should take a day (to yourself), snuggle in a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book and say screw it to all the "Stuff".
    I'm glad you have it all squared away to go see Cara, that ought to lift your spirits :)
    Good luck in the job seach... there's something perfect out there for you.
    ps from the list your provided on how to get out of the Funk I think if you "HUG A TREE" that will be the only answer. HA


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