Monday, November 23, 2009

Not in the mood

It may please some of you to know that even the eternally optimistic get the blues every once in a while.

I don't have an exact reason to pinpoint as the source of my mood. Brent is great. Em is awesome. Despite all that, I'm in a weird funk tonight.

I've been thinking a lot about my late father. I miss him so much, and it hurts to think that he'll never have an opportunity to play with Em.

I can't seem to get on top of my housework and other chores. With three of us home all the time -- and of us who insists on removing every item from every container and then taking it across the condo, leaving it somewhere totally random -- there's a lot to stay on top of.

I've encountered some attitudes, in real life and online, that need adjusting. If only everyone could think before they speak...

I was going to forget my worries in a Netflix copy of Confessions of a Shopaholic, but I can't find where I put the damn DVD.

And I don't understand how more blogging = less comments. Meh.

It's a good thing that Brent is at the UCLA game tonight. I'm sure I'll be in a better place, mentally, by the time he returns.

I have a lot to be thankful for, obviously, but that doesn't mean I can't get hit by a funk every now and then.

"I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day." - Peter Ustinov

28 comments:

  1. soo totally naturally to feel like you're in a funk! and there's something i always tell my students when they're upset or sad or in a funk themselves - "you don't have to feel anything but what you feel." yeah, they're 4 and 5 and my not really get what i'm saying, but i say it anyway. there's nothing wrong with how you're feeling, and there's not time frame in which you're supposed to stop feeling this way. i don't even know if i'm making any sense, but i'm just saying that despite all the wonderful blessings you have, you are still allowed to feel how you want to feel without feeling bad - LOL say that 3 times fast!

    <3 hugs <3

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  2. If anyone is pleased that you are in a funk, tell me and I'll go kick them for you! ; )

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  3. I've never before commented, but feel inclined to do so now. My little baby is almost a year old and a lovely little girl. I read your blog - but don't comment ;) - because our girls seem very close in age and it's just fun to see how other people "do it". I enjoy your writing very much and it sometimes snaps me out of the same type of funk. Sometimes ... it is just hard! And fun and messy and loud ... did I mention messy? Good luck and a short funk to you.

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  4. I am sorry you are in a funk

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  5. Awww the dreaded funk! I totally know what you mean. I sometimes catch myself in it and need to quickly pull out because when I think about it there's really no need for it. I hope your optimism pulls through (which I know it will). Ha ha ha and I SO know what you mean when it comes to staying on top of all the housework! It's totally ok to slack off a bit ;) Thats what I say to myself!

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  6. It happens to everyone. Hope you're feeling better today.

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  7. You have every right to get in a funk now and then (or more often). It's easy for them to happen around the holidays too when there's so much to do, we miss certain loved one and it's Just So Busy. Having a lack of energy to deal with life is just fine.

    And a chick flick would've been just the (temporary) cure - I'm sorry you couldn't find it!

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  8. I get in unexplainable funks all the time. They suck. Then they pass. Sigh.

    I think Nov is notorious for less comments since everyone is doing that daily writing thing. It can totally overwhelm the reader. I haven't really been commenting anywhere because of my work schedules. This time of year is so busy too.

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  9. We all have funks. And funks suck. Sucky funks.

    Say that 10 times fast.

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  10. I'm thinking about you and I know how hard it is to miss your Dad. I can totally relate today. When we give thanks it seems just normal that he would be there with us. And they are, I'm sure of it.

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  11. I don't get the comments thing either. I've been blogging a lot more (even about being pregnant again!) and still I get hardly anything. I know people are reading thanks to my sitemeter but is it so hard to say something? Ugh.

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  12. Sorry about your funk. I get a lot of those these days.

    And although I agree that a chick flick would help, I did not like that movie one bit. I read the book, so I expected to be slightly disappointed, but when the movie ended, I felt like I lost two hours of my life. Hope you find it & end up liking it better than I did!

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  13. I cannot recommend Maggy Maid enough. They're $50/hr, but so SO worth every cent. I hired them for 4 hours and they moved all of the furniture to mop, bleached the tile grout, reorganized the kitchen pantry, and AND cleaned out the kitty litter box. It was a nice deep clean that makes little daily cleaning chores much easier to manage.

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  14. Sizzle mentioned this already, but I think NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo suck up everyone's last bits of free time, and comments across the blogosphere really drop. It doesn't make sense, because part of the reason we blog is for the feedback, and then when we're putting so much energy into doing it every day and not getting that regular feedback, it feels like all that effort is for nothing.

    Also, this is just my own personal issue, but I tend to comment less on Blogger blogs where I have to log in with my Gmail account (such as yours). It's just a little peeve of mine, because I have one Gmail address I use for blogging, and one for everything else, so I have to log out of my everything else Gmail adress whenever I want to comment so that it links back to my blog and posts my blog Gmail address, not my everything else Gmail address. That's my excuse anyway, for not commenting as often as I'd like.

    Oh, and Google Reader has totally made me lazy about commenting in general.

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  15. I'm sorry about missing your dad. I feel the same way about my grandpa. Maybe it's the holidays that makes the feeling stronger lately? Somehow, it never gets easier and you never miss them any less.

    Funks are totally allowed and I always give myself one full day to wallow when they come on. That usually seems to be enough.

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  16. It's okay to be in a funk. I have strong emo tendencies so I understand.

    *hugs* about your dad. I am so sorry, and I can relate, although our situations are not exactly the same.

    I too don't get as many comments as I used to, but I do think people out there are still reading, based on my sitemeter. I've noticed there's generally a lag in commenting around the holidays, so maybe things will pick up after the first of the year.

    (We should get together, though. Our kiddos need to meet!)

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  17. i'm sorry you had a poo-poo day. we all get them. thank god today is a new day... i hope you are feeling better. hugs from me :)

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  18. I think we've all been there. Hope today is looking up. :)

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  19. Oh and by the way - I haven't noticed an increase in comments even with more posting either. So it's not just you!

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  20. yeah i've definitely been there before. funks are never fun, but hopefully they move on quickly.

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  21. This makes me wanna sing "Cheer up Charlie"

    Cheer up buttercup :)

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  22. Aww, I'm sorry you're in a funk. :( Here's to funk-less days soon!

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  23. I hope you've snapped out of your funk by now, Nanette.

    And sorry about the lack of commenting. I've been bad about commenting for quite a while now, just know I'm always stopping by to keep up with what's going on with you. =)

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  24. This time of year tends to bring on a lot of emotions. Totally understandable. Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. You have a lot to be thankful for. =)

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  25. must be something in the air. i recently felt a sudden rush of blahness this past week. blogged about it too...

    it'll get better! :)

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  26. aw!I read daily! but I figure you didn't want comments from me, you don't even knooooooooooow me, :)

    but I'm here! and I read! and I smile! :) so don't be sad!

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