Thursday, August 9, 2012
I was talking to Debi over email the other day and was mentioning to her how I've been in a little bit of a funk lately and have been pretty moody lately too and can't seem to shake it when she pointed out to me that it's August. Anyone that's known me for awhile knows that July and August are never good months for me, lol. The heat just gets me so bad. I HATE heat and I'd take the winter any day over the summer. It's funny how as a counselor I can tell everyone else to be aware of there triggers but can be so UNAWARE of my own.
But I've started to remind myself to take notice of the little things to keep me happy. Like the pictures above. I came home from a frankly hellacious day of work during a hellacious week and it was nice and rainy and peaceful outside, so I went and just looked at my garden. The eggplant are putting out new flowers, the mint is climbing the driftwood birdhouse, the deliciously sweet peppers are fruiting like crazy and the dahlias are dying in the beautiful way that they do. That's one thing I love about dahlias...I think they're prettiest as they die. Not something you can say about most things.
I've also stuck with my journal aside from the last two nights. Getting back to it tonight though :) I took Care's advice on what I'm doing with this journal. I'm writing a little bit about my day, a few things I'm grateful for each day, and a few lines about what's going on in the garden :) And if I ever have a few little mementos of the day that I can paste into it, that'll be fun too :) Yep...life's really pretty good right now.
On an unrelated note, I'm debating on what to do with my comments situation. I've been trying to email responses to comments and for the most part that's working pretty well and has led to some good conversations. But I'm considering going back to just answering comments on the blog for two reasons. 1. I don't have everyone's email address who comments and for a lot of the comment notifications the email address is the "firstname.lastname@example.org" so I can't just hit reply. 2. It doesn't allow for real conversation in the comments which I actually like. Hmmm....maybe I'll just go back to answering comments on the blog. or maybe I'll do a mix of the two...who the hell knows how this'll all turn out :p
Ok...I'll shut up...for now...