Friday, 14 December 2007

Accepting the Funk


Yesterday I woke up in a funk. I was planning on getting A LOT done: doing some Christmas shopping, going to the bank and the grocery store, wrapping presents, making cookies to mail in cute snowman tins and going to the post office. I'm sure there was more, but now I can't remember what else I had in mind. I really wanted to go downtown and get in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers and decorations and pretend I was in New York. Instead I woke up feeling fussy and sick and barely got anything done. Andrew started getting sick last week, and now I'm sick too. Pooh. When I woke up I felt like my head was going to explode. I would have liked to detach it for a while and set it outdoors to dry out, but alas, I don't have a doll head that I can just detach when it's bothering me.

So I made up my mind not to be fussy. I just accepted that I wasn't going to get much done. Instead of running around town to tackle the list above, I made good friends with Amazon. I'm not much of an online shopper--I prefer to see and feel things in person and to be out and about around other people, but shopping online proved to be a real time saver and stress reliever. I was surprised to find everything left on my list there in one place. So I sat back with Amazon and tea and oh, yes, cupcakes. I did run one errand--to get cupcakes. I thought they might help my cold. A ginger and spice cupcake with lemon-ginger tea, how could that not help? Just looking at the cupcake helped. Sorry I didn't take a picture. I was too busy eating it.

4 comments:

erinn said...

internet shopping and I are like this...oh, you can't see my fingers crossed. Mmm ginger cupcake. Sounds yummy.

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For Love of Home said...

Leigh,
Sorry to hear you are under the weather, I had it too, and boy did it linger. I love your header with the bunny, however the dolls on springs are a wee bit scarey!
Cindy

The Pickled Hutch said...

Hey little funkmeister, I think it is extremely critical to give in to the funk once in awhile. Let it roll all over you and say its okay. Your solution was perfect as the sugar provides major benefits when one is down.
Love Lisa