Monday, February 15, 2010

The Winter Blues

Sorry I've been gone awhile. Have to admit it's been a tough few months and my motivation on all fronts has been pretty lame. So tired of the yucky weather and being sick. Come on, Spring!

So instead of continuing to not post and wallow, I figured I'd put it out there. Anyone else feeling sad? I love the recent "30 Rock" when Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) asks Jack (Alec Baldwin) if the reason it's called being SAD is because of seasonal affective disorder. Never thought of that, but it makes so much sense. The dark winter months make me want to sleep and eat…basically hibernate. But of course, our children don't want to do that. In fact, they want to climb the walls because they can't go outside (and really I'm talking about the weekends because I do have day care and am very fortunate for that).

So for now, I am going to blame my snappiness, irritation and lack of patience on the weather and winter and hope that my attitude gets better soon.

Of course, during all of this ranting, I feel totally guilty because Sydney is not a bad child, yet I find myself complaining and moping. I really need to get over it! Any suggestions out there!? C'mon moms!


  1. Hey Shelly,

    I totally understand, I've got the winter blues too. Creative is a great anecdote for depression/boredom. Rearrange some furniture, bake or cook something new, organize a closet, do your make-up in a whole new way, put make-up on Sydney (maybe when Jason is at work) do something silly or crazy! You'll feel etter in no time!

    P.S. do you still want the little table and I have one chair left that goes with it. Let me know.

  2. I hate winter too! I find myself getting easily annoyed as well (but wine seems to help).
    One thing that has helped us is reading. Since we are inside more, we spend more time reading, alone and together.

  3. oops, sorry. Posted before I was finished. Anyway, I get a real kick out of my kids' love of reading. It is something I have been passionate about instilling in them since before they were born. So, between their noses in books and my getting to share it with makes for a warm feeling and a very cold and dreary winter day.

  4. Thank you both so much! These are great ideas! I love my friends!