Sunday, January 08, 2006

bleak midwinter blues

so i don't know who you are out there (or if there really *is* anyone out there!), but whoever you might be, i need your help to keep me accountable. it's the bleak midwinter again, and i'm a little bit down in the dumps. sigh. happens every winter. and the thing is, i know exactly what i need to do to feel better, but that's sort of the nature of being down in the dumps: you don't have the energy or momentum or get-up-and-go or *whatever* it is you need to do the things that would give you the energy, momentum, get-up-and-go.... so it's just a vicious circle. anyway, i figure if i tell someone else what i know i need to do, and maybe if you ask me how it's going now and again, then perhaps i'll be more inclined to get off my butt.

so, here's my do and don't list for getting out of the bleak midwinter doledrums:

1. do get the house under control. and keep it relatively under control. the mess just makes me want to crawl out of my skin.
2. do get out of the house. every single day. preferably somewhere micah can run and play.
3. don't let getting the house under control become an excuse for not doing #2.
4. do get together with friends several times a week. pick up the phone and call!
5. do start running again. at least three times a week, even if you have to do it with micah in the jogging stroller (ugh! he's just so freakin' big these days!).
6. do put together a training schedule for running the broad street run in may. even though i haven't run in a couple of months, there's plenty of time to work up to 10 miles.
7. do finish julie's sweater i've been working on for 4? 5? years. by the end of january seems a reasonable goal.
8. ditto trixie's poncho.
9. do eat more fruits and veggies.
10. don't throw the baby out with the bathwater if i fall down on anything on this list.


At January 08, 2006 7:55 PM, Blogger susan said...

hi there...i think i found your blog via sster at boomerific, and this post got me out of lurkdom just to say that i'm reading (and totally get what you're saying about midwinter bleakness). i've been working on a sweater for my partner since 1994, so i've got you beat in the slow knitting project area.

i like your list--especially #11. i will steal that for myself.

At January 08, 2006 9:55 PM, Blogger WifeALC said...

Hi--I found your blog reading infertility bloggers for an academic project, but I've been reading it for a spiritual "hit" for the last few weeks. Just wanted to say thanks for that. Good list--it reminded me I need to work on #10 as well!


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