I have seasonal BLUES.
I bet you thought I was going to say something funny. Well, I'm not.
Why? Because I've lost my juice. Some time after Christmas, when Santa went back to the North Pole, he took my happy with him. And lately I'm as useful as a salted slug. (You know what happens to them, right? They shrivel up and die.) I kind of feel like I'm going through a slow shriveling process. But maybe I'm just confusing that with bedsores. If there weren't four little reasons and one big one, I would be content to spend the day in bed, watching shows, and buying ridiculous pieces of costume jewelry from the Home Shopping Network.
Basically, I don't like the winter. The cold makes me cringe and I pray every day could be 60 or warmer.
I'm not entirely sure if it's the cold or the shorter days, but I know that when we lived in Hawaii I felt like a normal Erin all year round. Now I feel like 1/8 Erin and in the summer I'm 100% Erin.
This secret is the reason I haven't posted. I'm down. I'm blue. And my dog died.
I've decided those days are over. Yes, it's time for a comeback. I was rejuvenated at a recent writer's conference where I met tons of other writers. So I'm back, ya'll. I'm ready to beat those winter blues.
Question of the Day: Do you get the winter blues? And if so, how do you beat the crap out of them?
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