Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What is it about this time of year?

Everyone at work is in the worst mood... cranky, cranky, cranky. Lots of pointless nastiness around the store these days. Doesn't help that everything and anything seems to make me cry... everything just seems so much harder... it feels like I can't do anything right. It's a feeling that comes around every fall and stays with me 'til Spring. I think the technical term is SAD.

I look hard for ways to break out of the SAD cycle before it sucks me in.

One way to shift an over-hanging black mood works really well... doing unexpected, un-asked, kind things for other people. Buying coffee, picking up some chocolates on my break, driving a co-worker to the opposite end of the city to save her a long bus trip because I can see she is white as a sheet and plainly just as exhausted as I am. Giving people presents for no particular reason 'cept I like them. Makes me feel better and usually perks them up too. It can make a rotten work day suddenly bearable again. Just because I'm sad doesn't mean I don't have it in me to make someone else happier.

I'm feeling things especially sharply this year. When you loose someone, it brings back every other loss you've ever suffered. I miss my friend so much... loosing her makes me miss my Mom... my Aunt Betty... being married... being young... etc. etc. oh-woe-is-me... enough.

Obviously it's high time to get back on my seasonal meds.

If, like me, you get a little blue this time of year... do something for someone else. See how that makes you feel.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ginger Phone Home...

My little Ginger has been very poorly lately, she picked up a bug and had to spend some more time at the Vets. She hasn’t been eating at all, she’s been running a fever and she has been one sad, sad little doxie. But last night she turned the corner.

I know this because she called to tell me so. Ginger loves my cel. "The dog ate my cel phone" is an excuse I have actually had to use. Even when it's not ringing she will dig it out of my purse or pocket. Up until this morning, she has been too ill to even bark when it rings much less make any effort to go after it. But this morning… while I was in the bathroom… she somehow managed to use my cel phone to call my home phone. She called me. I picked up the home phone to general snarfling and no voice. After I hung up, I checked the caller ID and it was my cel. I went in the bedroom and sure enough, it was her. MADE MY DAY!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ginger does not approve...

And Nor do I... Snow in October... not a dusting either. Yuck.

Luckily she has a warm place to curl up. Not looking pleased by my disturbance is she?

So it's amazing what happens when you have somethin' to give and don't use the C word... the search engines don't pick it up. Which suits me. So unless someone else has some ideas quick there is only one entry and she gets da prize... people?

Also, it's too cold to do anything BUT knit although eventually, I do have to go to work so here is proof that I do work on my projects and not just start and heartlessly abandon them...




All fast, all lovely yarns and all progressing nicely.

Stay Warm!

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