Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Sure Cure For A Blah Day

I have been feeling sort of "blah" lately.

Oh, you too?

Well, Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling a little bit sorry for myself. You know, post-vacation blues. I always get them. I was also annoyed with the weather and lastly, really missing my friends in Virginia. I just haven't really found my niche' in this new neighborhood quite yet, but I'm sure I'll get there.

Anyway, back to Wednesday morning.... Actually, back to last September, the beginning of the school year. When Bear started preschool, I realized I would only have 1 child for 2 1/2 hours 3 x's a week. I instantly had visions of all sorts of things I could do with those free hours, of which I have rarely taken advantage of this entire school year. One of the items at the top of my list was to find a sitter for Magnus and go to the temple. And exactly how many times have I done that, you ask?

Zip. Zero. Zilch.

Until last Wednesday, that is. I woke up and the idea popped in my head (in between gloomy thoughts) and I knew that was just what I needed. I found a friend to watch M for a couple hours, took Bear to preschool, and off I went. It was a BEA-U-TIFUL day. I even rolled my windows down while I was driving. I didn't even need a jacket. The temple was wonderful and enlightening and peaceful, as usual. Just what I needed.

I finished just in time to pick up Magnus, grab a to-go order of egg drop soup (my fave) and go pick-up Bear at school. I opened my fortune cookie while waiting for Bear to come out, and I thought my fortune was quite fitting.

I have really been making an effort to be more positive and uplifting to those around me. It makes such a difference in my own attitude and life, which I need right now.

Because no one likes a Debbie-Downer with post-vacation "blahs". Especially not me.


Matt and Joanna said...

I have such a hard time coming home from vacations. I wish you and your family lived in our ward :) I have struggled moving back to utah as well. why?!? i love living close to my family, but i just don't feel like i've really clicked with very many people in my ward. i guess i need to try harder :)

Emily H said...

Look at you finding a perfect cure for the blues! What a neat fortune to get.