Monday, January 24, 2011

January Funk

If Jeremy made a trip to Walmart to get a "specific purchase" for me... and if Jeremy made the extra trip to drop it by for me at home... and if this all happened on Jeremy's busiest day of the week... and if this "specific purchase" happened to be a bottle of multi-vitamins because he had done research on Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) and read that a multi-vitamin & staying hydrated & getting exercise & just the right amount of sleep...(not too much :( , not too little).... does this mean there is a problem?  I just thought I could take a month off. I thought I could lie around in my jammies, showers optional, for a month...reading :), napping, doing the bare minimum of cleaning & caring for my children. I thought I could get away with not going to the grocery store, the library, around town running errands. I thought I could just hibernate... put on a little weight, watch a few episodes of Psych here & there, read a new book every few days. But apparently I cannot do so without worrying my husband & a few close friends. I am not lying in the fetal position, wrapped around a box of tissues bawling my eyes out. I am not thinking about medicating myself with anything other than my standard dose of perscribed medications, diet pepsi, and some chocolate bundles of happiness here & there.  I am not wondering how to get the blades out of a razor. I just don't want to go anywhere. I don't want to talk on the phone. I get on facebook & read what everyone is up to, but I don't contribute too much.  That seems a little too social for the month of January.  What is it with people setting New Years Resolutions & going "gung-ho" on following thru? HELLLOOO! I just made it thru the holidays... can't I take a month off?  Plus, for those of you who do venture outside, IT'S FREAKING COLD OUT THERE!!!! In case you haven't noticed!  My jammies are warm. Especially these new red sweat pants I got on clearance from Aeropostale before Christmas.  My house is warm enough. I have a microwave here so I can make myself a mug of hot cocoa (the only good thing about winter) whenever I choose to.  I got a Snuggie for Christmas & that is really warm, especially while also wearing my new red sweat pants :). It's really nice cuddling with my boys on the couch while they watch Disney Channel for as long as they will allow me to cuddle with them.  I make it out to church. I even went to Relief Society this month!!! It helped that I had a speaking assignment. I get Evan to pre-school two days a week. Of course it's to Niesha's & back so I can wear my red sweats. Or my brown ones, or my purple ones, or my blue ones, or my other blue ones, although the bum is threadbare, so it's a little embarrassing if Evan can't close the door hard enough & I have to get out of the van to go close it for him. On another note, Jeremy is out of the house everyday. He can pick up bread & milk & cereal & diet pepsi as needed. He doesn't mind...too much. So, it's all good. I don't need to spend 2 hours in front of a day lamp everyday. I wouldn't say I am depressed. I AM however AFFECTED by the SEASON & it is causing DISORDER in my normal life. But it's just a month off. I get revved up (usually) to lose a little weight before Valentines Day. (one of my favorite holidays cuz I am married to the sweetest man on earth & I love the candy conversation hearts & the cinnamon gummy hearts) So here's to the last week of my month off. Please, don't stop by without warning. Chances are I am not wearing a bra & I might even be napping. I'm anti-social this month, and I can have one month to be anti-social because for the other 11 I always have my PARTY PANTS on...even if they are sweats! :) Happy January Funk everyone!