Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being a Frump-a-Dump

I feel like I should post something, but I have only been a frump-a-dump and have nothing much to report. I do my usual things that I have to do. However, most of my time has been wasted as follows: I've been killing time watching movies on the computer, trying to read but not giving it my all, knitting half-heartedly, and really nothing else. I have been more scatter-brained than usual.

My aunt's memorial service isn't until October 11; I'll feel good when that occurs. I think it will help shut the door on this sad/do-nothing phase of my existence. Also I have something fun coming up this next weekend which I am sure will lift my spirits.

I am tired of my own sad, blah posts. I apologize to my readers for having nothing interesting to say! I am going to insist to myself that I list some things for which I am thankful. It's really not that I have been feeling so awful and down on life, but just have been feeling kind of numb. So, to give myself a jolt back to normal, here are my gratitudes:

I am thankful for
(1) faithful blog readers who keep encouraging me even when I am supremely boring
(2) my husband; I am the luckiest person alive
(3) my two children - love 'em!
(4) getting re-acquainted with my cousins over recent years; "family" has new meaning to me now
(5) the beautiful changing leaves; fall is my favorite
(6) our sweet, needy cat
(7) sleeping under quilts
(8) choosing my own work hours; best job I've ever had
(9) bright blue skies, white puffy clouds
(10) writing a gratitudes list which, miraculously, actually helped lift my spirits!

I don't know if this video link will work. If so, please enjoy the quaking leaves from Up North on a windy day.


BrendaLou said...

We are all frump a dumps (love that phrase....I may steal it!) sometimes. I'm currently cleaning/packing/sorting/tossing/donating 42 years of S.T.U.F.F. That's all it is. Stuff. It's so easy to "take a break and check FB and email." That leads to an hour frittered away. Love Fall! Hang in there!

Nann said...

I think frump-a-dump is a great description! I postponed a number of tasks until after our vacation. We've been back 10 days and I've done two things on the list. There are many more to tackle....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great description of how you feel -- and gratitude lists DO work wonders.

It all takes time . . . be gentle with yourself!

Crickets Corner said...

Frump-a-dump is the perfect word for it. I know where you're coming from because I've been in the same position for the last month. I'm hoping fall will snap me out of it. Thanks for the idea on making a gratitude list, I'll have to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Aww, you're just doing what you need to do to take care of yourself right right now, so frump-a-dump away! But . . . that half-hearted knitting thing . . . never a waste of time. :-)

Anonymous said...

No apology needed. Frump a dump (like others I like the phrase) sounds like normal grieving.