Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Half Empty

There is a feeling of restlessness about me. 

Our way-too-short, wacky weather summer here in Massachusetts has flickered to an end.  The leaves are changing, and falling, skittering across the driveway.  Darkness falls well before 7pm now.  My alarm wakes me to darkness.  I arrive home after work and it's dark.

I find myself discontent.  Cranky.  On edge.

Perhaps my feelings of unease have to do with the inevitable sense that winter is steadily on its way?

Perhaps.

I'm tired of my commute.  I'm tired of not feeling comfortable in my stretched out skin.  I'm tired of a lot of things that are best left unblogged.
I feel isolated.  I miss my sister.  I miss my girlfriends.  I miss my Mom.

*sigh*

If these are the Winter Blahs attacking me this prematurely, I'm screwed.  Any suggestions?

29 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

No suggestions, but I feel the exact same way lately.
I just blogged about either going to Disney or getting a seasonal disorder light box to combat the oncoming winter.

Dorene said...

I think a lot of people around here feel that way thanks to getting screwed on the whole summer weather thing. We already have a tropical vacation planned for February. At least I know there is warm weather and a fruity tropical drink with an umbrella in it waiting for me. Gives me a reason to keep going :)

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto.

Petunia Face said...

Me, too. If that helps at all.

chrissyrudd said...

It must be going around! Sometimes a funny book helps me, or exercise, or more drinking, but that tends to end poorly. :) But I hear you.

Tuesday Girl said...

I understand......

Vodka Logic said...

You need a boyfriend... for that matter so do I. lol

HaB said...

I think it is going to be a LONG winter for those of us here on the East Coast.

I wish I had some words of wisdom to share to make it seem better and not so blah....But, take comfort in the fact that it seems like it is something we all are going thru right now.

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Has a similar post Monday... I feel your pain. Having a rough couple of days myself... hang in there

The Redhead Riter said...

Buy a Halogen lamp. The light will help with the Winter blues. Honestly, it does help!

That One Mom said...

Boo... That's no way to start the best season of the tear. I think you need to get the kids out, jump in some leaf piles and eat some apple crisp a la mode!

Jen said...

I know that I feel like this sometimes too. My only suggestion is get out and do something that make YOU really happy. Like get a pedicure, send a morning reading a book, have some good sex.
You know, something that will make you happy.

Allison said...

I'd say change your hair style/color, but I know you already did that recently... :)

Tanning beds are awful, but I have had success chasing the winter blues away by hopping in for a tanning session every once in a while. Also, I find that embracing the fun of Autumn helps like going apple picking or to a pumpkin patch...

I hope you find some inner sunshine soon! :)

Deborah said...

OH Boy, It does sound like you have the winter blues...You know what helps, get the light bulbs that simulate the sun..Trust me on this one! It helps. Your thinking who is this nut case, but I put them in my daughters room! It works! Everything will be brighter and you'll feel better! (I hope!)

Draft Queen said...

I spike my coffee with liquid Vitamin D all winter.

For that matter I spike the kids' apple juice with it.

Feener said...

a few ideas:

get a REALLY good book and read it on your commute.....maybe the new dan brown OR if you like survivor type memoirs like myself that make you thankful for our lives LEFT TO TELL

book a pedi/mani or facial sometime in the near future, just having it on the books will help

sign up for a run and train for it (although i realize how hard that it with all your FREE time)

otherwise, last resort - buy all your halloween candy now and eat it while watching the modern life on abc - it is fucking hysterical

KK said...

Move to South Texas, its been in the 90s all week! Or buy new boots, that always makes me feel better.

Fishbowl said...

Suggestions:
1. Chocolate
2. Take the day off and come visit your friend Amy (Lulu isn't grown up enough yet for long distance drives)
3. Are you still shredding? Maybe you need some food balance...?
4. It's probably just PMS
5. You just got through what must have been an incredibly draining family sickness, give yourself a break
6. CHOCOLATE

Michelle said...

((hugs)) It sucks when you feel down, but don't think that you can't share that stuff here too. I hope things get better for you soon!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

It must be the changing seasons b/c that is how I feel too. I thought it was the stress at work.

Try taking a walk at lunch. If that doesn't work, mani's and pedi's always cheer me up!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I think we should move to Florida.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a few days ago. You have a "laugh out loud" sense of humour. (Yes, I'm Canadian) My suggestion is a weird one: take a step back from T.V. for a few days. If you have to watch something, make it a sport-related show. If you're going to miss something really good, record it. I know, it's strange, but it works for beating my blahs.

Our summer up here on the prairies sucked big time too. Waiting for the white stuff any moment. Sigh......

Chaotic Joy said...

I am SO MUCH happier in the summer. So even though Fall is the most beautiful time of year here, it leaves me with a feeling of dread. Cold, dark days ahead. I'm sorry you are blue.

WhisperingWriter said...

Er...chocolate??

Debbie said...

I've been feeling somewhat like that too and have been reading about other bloggers having the doldrums as well. I'm wondering if it is a new seasonal thing! Or maybe we are like the stores and just rushing the seasons:)

*~* Jenni *~* said...

hey girlie, I gave you an award this morning!

http://sincerelyjenni.blogspot.com/2009/10/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

queen Mother said...

Children are never rational. That is why we drink because then their irrationality looks rational.

Missed you! I am back!

Amber Page Writes said...

You said it. I've been feeling the same way, lately...I think it really is the whole change of the seasons thing.

I hate getting up in the dark. Hate it.

Stopping by from SITS...

Maureen said...

Winter sucks. I wish I loved it. It would make this prelude easier... I enjoy fall, but it's the winter dread. I do think the anticipation is worse than the actual event with all things that we dread. That said, I say you kick the boys out and host a girls' night in. It's what does it for me... a time to enjoy my girlfriends in my own house for some reason does it for me.

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