Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Blahs

I've got 'em. Sad, tired, unfocused. Nothing much to share here. Maybe its the crummy weather coming on the heels of what was promising to be summer. I had broken out the shorts and the sandals and the hammock and made pitchers of iced tea. I was ready for dinners on the patio. I dunno. Blah.

My small quilt group came on Thursday and perked me right up. I was hoping to serve lunch in the garden. No dice. It was cold and rainy. I took lots of pictures of everyone and their projects and of lunch and the pictures are terrible. Wobbly and unfocused—like me? This is the best of the bunch, which will give you an idea of how bad the others are. Anyway, it was a lovely morning. Much appreciated. These women are the best.

So, I'm just checking in. Nothing much to report. I'm reading blogs and sensing something. An epidemic of blahs? Or maybe I am over-analyzing.

At any rate, I do know remedies for the blahs. Finishing the laundry. Really. It's been sorted in the upstairs hallway for days and taunting me. Right now the last load is merrily bouncing around in the dryer. Music. I've had Miguel Bosé on my car CD player. He needs to come in the house. "Oof! Cafe!" And the best cure for the blahs that I know—a little Sofia, who will be spending part of each day this next week with us while Emily goes back to work for the last week of school. The sun will come out tomorrow!

P.S. Emily got an excellent job offer. I knew she would!


  1. Oh Terry, I loved the music. I had never heard of him and I love Latin music so much. I'm a big fan of Reuben Blades and have turned many friends onto him-this is great stuff though.
    Horray for Emily and how great that you get to spend time with that delightful angel Sophia. That's got to perk you up.

  2. Hi, I think the blahs spread inland with the cold front. I worked hard in the gardens this week so I could sit out and read new books and enjoy my labors. Instead I am sitting in my sweats, reading blogs, and drinking too much coffee. So don't feel like you are alone, the blahs spread to the Tri-Cities as well. Congrats to Emily and how envious I am of you getting to spend part of your day with that little ray of sunshine Sophia. Soon enough we will be gripping about the heat (grin!) Cheers.

  3. The blahs are right!!! On the good side -- WAY TO GO EMILY!!

  4. Anonymous4:44 PM

    I just think I am recovering from the blahs and then the darn yuck feeling comes over me. I did get the laundry done and it didn't help. I think I will take the Magster for a walk and see if some exercise is an antidote. At least we have the Sopranos finale to look forward to.

  5. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Oh, Terry, wonderful news re: Emily's job! I bet bonding time with that angel will cure you--grandbabies are tonic.

  6. I have them too! I'm just trying not to put it on my blog, and have been dyeing up large but that's all! I have squillions of ideas in my head and can't DO anything.

  7. We have the cooky weather here north of Tacoma. I did perk up a bit the other day when I looked out the window and saw blue sky through the rain! Figured that was a good sign.

    I get to care for my granddaughter too, but she is 2 going on 12. She's a smart one, were my babes that smart? Or is it just having time to enjoy it???

  8. I guess we all have these kind of blah days where we can't concentrate on any one thing. I think you can't fight it. "This, too, shall pass."

  9. I think you're right about the blahs -- it's been beautiful and summer here, but I've had them too. Trying to work through them, but still...