Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Winter blues

You know, I have never really been one to buy into the fact that emotions are affected by the weather. That all changed this winter. I have been in such a funk. This has been a HARD year. I lost my dad, ran over my dog, went through some pretty major changes at work, caught MONO, then the flu... ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

I am on spring break and was looking forward to an upbeat week and for the last several days it has been rainy, cold and yucky. I cried last night. Just sat down and had a big, ole' cry! I didn't have a particular reason for it, just did it.

I awoke this morning to fog and watched the Today Show and they were talking about the recession and money (lack thereof), job layoffs, marriages breaking up and once again, I thought, ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

So now it's almost noon and the SUN is shining, temps are rising, I hear the songbirds singing and I promise you...I am starting to feel...GOOD!

I had a talk with God just before blogging and let him know how I was feeling. I anticipate all things looking up from here!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to my blogger buddies! I am going to snap out of my funk and get to snapping pics and posting away!!!

Have a green drink for me today, whether it be green tea or a green beer!!!
Cheers and let's make it a good one!


day by day said...

((hugs)) to you, Missy! We all go through periods like that. May the upcoming weeks of Spring's arrival be a reminder to you of all things new and how very much you are loved by Him.

love and hugs to you!

Marla said...

Awwwww, {hugs} Missy!! My mood is totally affected by the weather, too. I hope the sun shines for the rest of your spring break and that your mood is sunny, too. :)

Can't wait to see new pictures!

kerri said...

Hugs Missy!
I know what you mean about the "funk", Spring is almost here and that means, sun, flowers and warmer happier temps.
Hang in there, it looks promising..

Gail said...

Missy, I can relate and understand it all completely. Hoping the weather stays beautiful now and things are on the upswing...
I think a little photography therapy(it always helps me to feel better) is definitely in order and can't wait to see the finished ones.

with hugs,

Leslie said...

Missy, I'm so sorry for the hard year you have had. I can't imgaine what you you have been through. The sun will always shine, when we find comfort in God.

Happy St. Patty's Day,

Kimi said...

I just recently started following your blog so you don't know me well but I just wanted to say that I think your aweaome! If that post doesn't lift others spirits then they are not liftable. I really like your blog...I really like your attitude...and I really like you!

I hope the rest of your Spring break is GREAT!


Laurie said...

You are not alone with those winter blues- they hit us all from time to time, and sometimes crying to get it out and a good prayer to start anew are all you need! Looking forward to new, happy, spring pictures soon! :)

Jboo said...

Missy -- you have had a sucky year!And you're so right - the weather can make such a huge difference! I know it does for me. Even if it's still cold out - having the sun shine makes me feel better. You take care sweetie and start snapping some photos!


Kerry said...

Big Hugs, friend. Yes- enough already! Only good things for you from now on.

I can totally relate. Feeling crummy and can't pick myself up. Birds singing and sunshine has got to help us.
Wish I could take you out for a green beer. Hugs!

Colleen said...

If you talk to anyone from the Pacific Northwest, they will tell you that seasonal affect disorder is a REAL condition!

You've had such a tough year, Missy. You are right, enough is enough. I'm glad the sun came out today. Spring is almost here. I see lots of happiness headed your way. :)

Jodee Leader said...

You poor thing! You have had a really rough year. I hope spring arrives soon and snaps you right out of your funk! Hang in there!

rgshrs said...

Hope you and Paige are both starting to feel better. Spring is almost here, I hope it brings warm weather, good feelings and blessings.

Hugs and Loves,

a Tonggu Momma said...

You've had a ROUGH couple of months. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Wanna pass along some of that cheer over here? ;)

Super Mommy said...

Missy - sorry you were feeling blue. I believe the weather can have an affect on your mood.

Think positive girl - can't wait to see more pics of sweet Paige!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hey Girl!!

I had to come out of hiding when I saw this post.....I was not going to comment while on vaca, but it sounds like you could use a pick me up:)

I get the winter blues too and I know this has been really rough for you.....spring is here and you will be coming up to visit in a few short weeks.....I CAN'T WAIT to see you. Try to stay positive and when the weather is nice, get outside.....Sunshine is the best cure:)

Sending hugs your way along with a big Pina Coloda...Miss Ya,


Sherri said...

If I lived closer to you I would pick you up for the day and we would do something sooooo exciting you would forget about being in a funk!!!

Hang in there....winter in about to be kicked out the door.

Michelle said...

Sending hugs to you, Missy!! It sounds like you'll be getting that spring in your step back really soon!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Big hugs to you sweet Missy....Michelle is right we all go through these periods. They are yucky but God will always pull us through....He can even hold you during the bad times. Love you!

Jennifer said...

I have been so sick of this winter weather. I can't wait to get outside in the Sun. It does make you feel better. Sometimes it feels so good to have a real good cry.

I was crying in the car last week after listening to that country song "Stealing Cinderella". I just started bawling on my way to work. Sometimes we need it.


Ivy said...

Missy, here's my (((((hugs))))) for this post. I feel for you sweetie!

Anytime you're in a funk, just call me and I'll de-funk you! I've been known to do that quite often. However, you have been through quite a lot. Just take comfort knowing that now new stars are there for you to gaze upon and look after you!