What The Funk

April 28, 2009

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I’ve been in a funk for weeks now. 2006-09-10 Flintsbach, Falkenstein, Petersberg, Großer Riesenkopf, Hoher Asten 032

I don’t really feel like talking about it. Or at least, not all the reasons for it.  I already said that I was sad about putting the kids in school (which is kind of like being sad when a baby weans herself – it’s the end of something and not bad in itself. See below.)

It’s not like me to give in to a mood.

I even write about my little tricks I use to get over a bad mood quickly. I learned some of these techniques from a book I own, that has a permanent spot on my bookshelf, called You Can Be Happy No Matter What. I typically don’t take moods and lows too seriously. I try not to analyze it, I just put one foot in front of the other and keep marching.

I’ve missed a few workouts. That doesn’t help. It’s been hard to get used to the new schedule. When the kids get home they need snacks and rest and to clear their head and I don’t feel right about dragging them back out again to the gym (and I can’t go during the day because the kid care is only from 5 – 8 pm and I have Sadie during the day). Plus, some nights they have homework to complete.

The kids are doing great in school. They pop out of bed at 6:30 each morning, ready to go.

Today I felt the funk start to lift.

The weather here in Georgia has been stunningly beautiful for days now. Sunny and warm and just gorgeous. That helps a lot.

It also helped that two days this week, I’ve slept until 9 AM or so. I get the kids off to school, then cuddle with Sadie in bed, and we both drift back to sleep for a couple more hours.

Heaven. I must’ve needed it.

Yesterday I took dinner to a new mom, one of my best friends just gave birth to her fifth baby. I held this tiny little 9 day old infant. Naomi (high key)

That kind of reminds you that all is right with the world. :-)

Also, when she started putting her fist in her mouth and making those little newborn sounds, my breasts didn’t get the slightest bit tingly.

Which means I must be done. Even though if I met my Jim-Bob Duggar, I could probably have a dozen more. I think he’s pretty hot.

So what’s new with you?

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One Response to “What The Funk”

  1. Lisa on April 28th, 2009 12:23 pm

    Ahh. My turn. Thanks for being such a good friend, Carrie. Can’t wait to see you when you come to visit. Good times ahead.
    Love you,

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