16 December 2010

I'm so ready to hibernate

I'm really struggling right now with the urge to "retreat" from the world. I just love being at home and alone for a while in the winter, not driving around after dark that comes way too early, not facing the maniacal holiday crowds. Just me, Sweetie, the Kiddo and all the Christmas cookies we can eat. Yum . .. cookies.

Sore throat is sneaking in, and the fatigue is extra extra bad.  I ended up deciding to be a lump today for most of the day. although I did go and pay my traffic ticket - this was a anxiety trauma of proportions that I am not yet ready to discuss. I also took kiddo to clarinet lessons. We had a good long snuggle tonight afterwards which is just what I needed. I was surprised she was still long enough.

So, tomorrow is day 3 of the first week of the 200 squat challenge. Part of me wants to put it on hold until my hemorrhoid problem clears up, in case that is what is aggravating it. However, I feel no symptoms of it when I'm performing said squats and I really do hate to be a quitter. Plus, Mandy would never let me hear the "end" of it. Oh, that reminds me - kiddo decided to showoff yesterday and do 100 squats after hearing us discuss the program. I warned her - quietly, true - to be careful and not overdo it. Yeah, she's hurting today. Thus, the snuggles.

I also got asked to come back to volunteering at the church office after the first of the year, and that is a good thing. I think if I'm required to be "out there" and doing for others, I am less likely to stay home and wallow. I need to be needed, I suppose.

Laying around today, I read David Sedaris' new book. For anybody with an incredibly sick sense of humor, I highly recommend it. It's called Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk and it's a series of twisted animal stories. If you're a normal person, you probably wouldn't like it. But then, you probably would like me anyway so why are you even reading this? Shah!


  1. I am an all-time David Sedaris fan. I saw him recently here in my hometown where he came to read several of his stories from that book. There's nothing like hearing him read his stories. His inflection, his dry sense of humor - it's hilarious. If you've never listened to him on audio, I'd encourage you to check one out of the library and listen to it while in your car....a sure cure for road rage! lol

  2. You should have asked for others to join you in the squat challenge! Hope your flare up gets better soon.

  3. Bless your daughter! Hope that she's less achey soon.

  4. Yes, I've heard David speaking many times on the radio and listened to "Me Talk Pretty One Day" in the car. I'm a big fan as well - love catching him on "This American Life" and his sister Amy is hysterial as well.

    Andie - I did ask others to join :) I think others are smart enough to realize there is already too much to do at this time of year. lol

    Thanks Alison, I"m sure she'll feel better today. We talked aabout the importance of stretching a lot yesterday and also the importance of listening to one's mother!

  5. AHA! I had a code blocker on my page that Joe added to Firefox...that's why I couldn't leave a comment earlier.

    In other news, we saw David last year and I was all prepared for the stories like in "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" and "Me Talk Pretty Someday" but instead he read the story about the bear in the book you just read. It was sad and not at all funny. :(

    So when we got home, I made Joe read "6 to 8 Black Men" so he could laugh and know that David is super awesome and not all dark and creepy. :(

  6. I know your comment box says "don't be a hater!" but I hate the thought of the squats making physical problems worse for you. If you ever feel like it's too much, you can always repeat that week instead of going on. I mean, it's not like being held back in school. (I have repeated weeks, and yes, I did feel like I was being held back but that's just me being silly.)
    And I can totally relate to the urge to curl up and hibernate right now. The good news is that we're almost at the shortest day of the year, which means there will be light soon!


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