Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rainy Day Doldrums

We've had quite a bit of rain lately, and more is on the way. I don't know how I survived Oregon. My mood matches the sky. In addition to the rain, I've had quite a bit of irritations. Fortunately there's been nothing big at our house. But sometimes the drip, drip, drip of little problem after little problem is more tiring than the larger events. We've had a cold go through the house. Drip. The kids have been on edge because of illness and the holidays. Drip. I've had pink eye the past few days. Drip. A cold sore. Drip. A backache. Drip. Discouragement from the regional center woman. Drip. Car problems. Drip. Computer problems. Drip. Drip. Drip....

Haven't we all had a few days like that from time to time? Fortunately, I know that days like this are only for a season. There will be sunshine, if not tomorrow, then next week. This is not the time to make important decisions, start arguments, or dwell on the negatives. This is the time to keep busy, give others grace, and look up silly things on the internet and laugh until you cry. Or watch old slapstick movies. Or dance to some music. Or take a walk in the rain.  Or bake cookies and try the new bag of dark and mint chips. This is the time to do whatever it takes to get through it.

This dreary time will pass.

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