The weather here is crap. Just cold rain. No snow which always cheers me (as long as it melts as fast as it falls). And yes, I know it could be worse, I have family and friends fighting ice and snow right now which is never a good thing. Snow yes. Ice? Not so much.
No sunshine which I NEED to combat the blahs.
No challenging work in which I can sink my teeth (this is our slow season).
My men are going through exams in school and so are not particularly cheerful and the hubs is not his normal self and I'm not sure why (maybe he's feeling BLAH also).
Add to that the fact that we're hemorrhaging cash because of Christmas (even though I've made and am sticking to a strict budget - it still feels like a lot of money) and the fact that I can't get into any kind of exercise lately (and I really miss it) and you've got the perfect storm.
A serious, no holds barred, case of the BLAHS.
But I'll snap out of it. One of my men called and invited me to lunch today. Yay. My Starbucks Christmas Blend is particularly good this morning (only 12 more stars till I reach Gold level - I have no idea what this means). The rest of the week at work is packed with holiday themed events - eight hours of volunteer work tomorrow and lunch and a pedicure with my coworkers on Wednesday. Then there's next week and after that - I'm off for two entire weeks!
And really, when I stop whining long enough to "be still" and look around I realize what an incredibly blessed woman I am.
As I was praying this morning I was thanking The Big Guy for the fact that I have a nice roof over my head and three meals a day which makes me richer than about 60% of the entire world's population (or something like that). That is a huge hairy deal when you think about it.
Add to that a good job with people I love that pays me well; a family that is filled with love and caring; and a husband who still thinks this old woman is hot - he is also old and therefore likely a little blind but I'm okay with that ;-) and you've got a multitude of blessings that should never be taken for granted.
Even on the BLAH days.