December 02, 2013

when you aren't in the mood

I've just been feeling so blah lately.  Blah about the gym, blah about the weather, clothes, my cats annoying me (gasp! could that EVER happen?), work, Thanksgiving, family.  You name it, that's what I'm feeling blah about.  I guess Life in general.

I'm in a slump where I am not in the mood to do anything.

I've skipped out watching my FAVORITE TV SHOWS for 3 weeks in a row now.  That is very unlike me. Especially Sunday nights, it's a great way to wind down the weekend. 

I didn't go to the gym once last week. Not even once. And I didn't finish the plank challenge.  Well actually, I wouldn't have finished it but basically since I hadn't gone to the gym, I of course didn't fit the all of two minutes of planking into my schedule.  What a damn waste.  December 1st was yesterday, I might as well restart. Planksmas anyone?

My tree.  I look forward to Black Friday each year to put it up and decorate it.  None of which were accomplished.  It is at least up and fluffed now (we have a pre-lit) but no decorations hang out it.  Poor Christmas tree.  I did take advantage of the warm weather yesterday and put the lights on the bushes outside.  At least that looks pretty snazzy.

We are having some work done in the living room during my Christmas break.  The old mantle is going bye-bye (thank god, it was so ancient looking) and we are having a custom, white one put in. Pretty simple design but modern.  The tv (that we just got) will be mounted above the fireplace since Mike has envisioned this ever since moving in. And then we will have the LR, entry way, little hall way, and the stairway painted.  I'm really looking forward to it and going for a "Greige" color, as suggested by Miss Kalie.  It really is great. I hate tan, but I'm not sure I can commit to a full blown grey, being our colors are in the tan/brown family already in the room.  I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome.   We finally found a chair that should fit just perfectly in the corner where the TV currently is.  I got a new rug and couldn't resist putting it down and I absolutely LOVE it. #targetdoesitagain.  It's really a fun rug.  It's magical... a magic carpet!  I only say this because sometimes it looks grey and other times it looks tan. And I'm really hoping that the white(ish) medallions really pop once the new mantle goes in.

Thanksgiving was just another day, except with had Turkey with stuffing for dinner.  I have a very small family (as in me, my parents and brother and his wife) so other than it being a "holiday" there really was no different feeling for me.  It's sad that that is what my holidays come down to, but it's the truth.  We don't recite anything we are thankful for, we don't say any prayers, we always have the same thing: Turkey, stuffing, corn, carrots and mashed potatoes.  No special appetizers or desserts...just chocolate pudding pie and apple pie (store bought).  Dad usually finishes dinner first and retreats to the living room to watch football, my brother falls asleep on the couch, I have enough glasses of wine that makes me look like a lush (in other people's opinion). 

It's honestly sad. In fact, I don't even have one photo from that day, because it was just another day like any other. I get quite jealous when I see all these fancy setups on the dinner table, or people updating their statuses about having so many places to go and not enough time, or cookie exchanges, and to me the holidays are one big normal day with a lot of hype.  If I had the room, perhaps I would host a Thanksgiving dinner with appetizers galore and fancy plates with napkins. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. For now, it's me and Mike, and our two lovable balls of fur. I am okay with this, but I can't help but say that it is quite lonely sometimes.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get back to regularly updating you all, please be patient with me!


  1. I go through times like this too! But no worries, we'll be here for you when you feel better. I love that rug too, by the way!

  2. I can't wait to see pics of your living room!!

  3. those times happen to us all. they pass. keep on keepin' on! :)

  4. I've been skipping out on shows too!! Maybe there's a funk in the air??? It needs to go on somewhere else!

  5. Buck up little camper! Jk that was really annoying of me.
    I'm in for Planksmas btw. Start today?

  6. i'm with on the holiday thing. we have no family out here. but even when i lived back home, it was just the same food every year with my mom, brother and sister. sometimes not my brother. so basically yea, just any other day but with turkey and stuffing. xmas is the same way. just a regular day but with presents. the holidays have never meant anything for me. i'm trying to make traditions with the boyfriend but it's hard when both of our families are 3000 miles away.
    head up buttercup! love you!!

  7. I get that way too sometimes. You know I'll be here no matter what your mood though. ;o)

    I love your rug and the color you picked. I can't wait to see pictures.

  8. I was blah for the majority of November. Every week I'd go to the gym less and less when finally last week, I only went ONCE! I sincerely believe it just has to do with the year winding down, the excitement or depression of the holidays(everyone reacts differently to this time of year but I feel like either way, we're not feeling too productive), and the weather changing. I always get the blues when it gets cold and dark so early at night! You'll get out of this blah feeling soon, no worries.

    PS - we're the same way with the holidays. It's just me, my boyfriend, my parents, and little brother. My dad's side of the family lives in Dallas and my mom's side is way down in Mexico City so we're on our own in Houston. Maybe next year you could suggest making more of an event out of it? It does make it more fun when you make a bigger deal of it.

  9. i get like that as well. I do love that rug- its so pretty!

  10. I've been feeling blah lately too! Hopefully we can both break out of this funk soon!

    Revenge is one of the best shows on TV!

  11. I'm not a huge fan of the holidays in general. I mean, I love the Thanksgiving meal, but not much else. I had an ex who had a big family and I loved going to their Thanksgiving, but now it's just me and my mom. We used to eat out and then go to the movies, which was ok, but I never got that home-y feeling if you know what I mean. At least it's over-- hope you are feeling better!!