Thursday, July 30, 2020

One of Those Days

Yes indeed - it is one of those days.  No gumption - no oomph - no get up and go - no motivation.....
UGH!
I woke at regular time and it was darker than normal.  Got up and started my day doing all my morning chores - getting all the kitties fed and the then the birds and squirrels.  Then me!
Coogy left me 2 gifts over night that I needed to clean -up  (icky fur balls).

It is a cloudy and rainy day - which we do need.  I am not complaining about that - it just has made me feel blah today.  Coogy was on the bed all comfy under the fan after breakfast - I walked in and he stretched and stretched and showed me his belly.  His stretching is how I feel - good day for the bed!
I go out to p/u empty wet food dishes in the greenhouse and the kitties were chilling out in there, staying out of the rain.  Even Blackie - who has decided this IS where he likes to be!!!  LOL  The girls are tolerating him more every day.  Guess he is now part of my pack!

Heck the squirrels are usually waiting on me when I go out first thing and I didn't see my first one until 9AM.  I guess they didn't want to get up either!

You ever get that way?  Just no gumption to do much.  I don't HAVE to do anything other than feed my babies if I don't want to - but I feel lazy if I don't.
I did go out yesterday and trim the yard and I weeded the garden really well.  Picked some tomatoes and just piddled around.  It was still pretty darn humid and hot (the weathermen lied to us again).  I watered everything really well.
I think this heat really drains me.  Then a dreary morning and listening to the rain and I just feel like napping.  LOL

The song "Rainy Days and Mondays" entered my mind this morning.

On top of that Blogger keeps making changes and I don't like them.  I am not a creature of change.  I hate when they think they know better than you and just automatically change your stuff - FB does that too.  Frustrates me to no end.
My goodness, I am on a grouchy roll!  LOL

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BE POSITIVE:  I am thankful for this new day and the opportunities it may bring forth.  I am thankful for my family, friends, and kitties.  I am thankful for health and safety.  I am thankful for my home and property.  I am thankful for all of you who come and visit every day.  I AM BLESSED!

OK that helped.  I need to move and motivate. 
I think I will get my motor running by vacuuming the house, changing the bed linens, and getting rid of some more paperwork I don't need.
Maybe try a new recipe today and then on to laundry.

I guess I just need to give myself a pep talk once in a while.
You ever have those kind of days?  Surely, I am not the only one.
Be blessed my friends!

29 comments:

  1. Sure do have them! I then decide to have a Flo Day. A Flo Day is when you follow Flo....where she leads that day. I don't push myself....I putter, I briggle (a word my mother used for doing this and that catching up odds and ends) and am not hard on myself. At the end of the day I am more relaxed, upbeat and have usually have accomplished lots by the end of the day. I think Flo visits as a gift from God telling us we sometimes just need to slow down a bit and recharge. You do great, Cheryl. Give yourself some grace and relax.

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    1. I guess you are right - God tells us to slow down and we need to listen.
      I like your version!

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  2. Hi, Cheryl, Yes, I have a few of "those" days too! Barometer changes, food choices and maybe a bad nights sleeps contribute to some of these days. Other times I just feel discombobulated!

    When I was younger I only had those days when I was ill...but then again, I had children and activities that kept me going.

    I am a widow, so I live alone, but like you, have the cats, and my 5 chickens to tend to, as well as managing an olive orchard, that my SIL and Grandson maintain. I am fortunate to have my grandson maintain the landscaping, that would be too much for me to handle at this time of my life. I do water the lawns and the potted plants. No garden this year....I do miss that..
    And, yes tomorrow is another day!

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    1. I haven't heard that word in a long time!!!!
      Sounds like you have plenty of gifts to keep you busy and young!
      Yep, tomorrow is another day!!

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  3. I don;t think you need a pap talk, I think you need a day off.

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    1. Thanks! Probably not doing much today - read, TV, nap, pet the kitties, etc.
      I will take one off!

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  4. Everyone needs a mental health day now and then. We homemakers are no different.

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    1. I guess we do. I just always feel lazy when doing that - but today - lazy it is!

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  5. Oh I think we all need a day to slow down and rest, and recharge our batteries. It isn't a bad thing, just necessary.

    Take care and stay well!

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    1. I think that is the consensus! I am recharging as ordered by you all.
      Thanks

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  6. I think we all have days like that...I was so grumpy last week, but after a good night's sleep, I felt better.
    Take it easy today, and I hope you feel better.

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    1. Thanks - just took a little nap! That helped a little. I never sleep good at night and I am always tired in the mornings. Just not used to sleeping alone YET!

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  7. Why do we feel that we have to be busy all the time? I never watch daytime tv as it just seems wrong. Sometimes we just need to slow down and do nothing.

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    1. I guess I figure God gave me the day and I should not waste it. I watch You Tube sometimes during the day.

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  8. I'm glad you were kind to yourself and took it easy. I try to do that on Sundays. I work FT all week and then some household chores when I get home. Saturdays are filled with either grandbabies or household work. Sundays I try to sleep a little longer, do my Bible study, read, cook if I want to or nap. It helps Monday go better.

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    1. I just need to remember we all need recharged and need down time.
      Thanks so much.

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  9. yeppers Cheryl, I had one of those days yesterday, complete with a double bowl of ice cream...

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    1. Well yummers. Sounds like a good way to deal with it to me!!!!

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  10. Definitely been there. I try to remember I need those days to save up energy for my regular, super productive days.

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    1. Sounds like a good idea. Not sure if it works that way - but sounds like a plan!

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  11. Funny---I remember my mother telling me that I needed to have a conversation with myself (pep talk) once in a while! Good advice! but not appreciated at the time...haha

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    1. Exactly. I gave myself the talk - but still felt the same way. Just gave in!!!!

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  12. Yes, no gumption days have been very common during this virus situation,
    Every so often, it’s OK to have a quiet day though.

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  13. We all have those days! It's best to just roll with it and hope the next day is better.

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    1. That is just what I did. I guess I needed one of those days.
      Thanks

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  14. I don't want Blogger to change either. I'm trying to work on Word Press, but it is tough, so I keep sticking with Blogger. I like it and it's easy enough for me to do. :)

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    1. I didn't like the changes at all - so reverted back to my standard. They gave me that option - at least for now.

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  15. I would be so ashamed for you to know how I am now...specially since you didn't ever really know that I used to not be lazy at all. I have such a hard time getting things done. If Roger feels bad, it really makes it hard for me to do even the necessities...it is like I am suspended in time waiting for the other shoe to fall.

    Or I will waste so much time deciding what to do. I just do not get much done these day.

    But like you, I try to make myself look at all I have to be thankful for. I CAN walk, I can go up and down the steps on my feet...I can walk into the bathroom...Roger is still here...he still takes care of himself for the most part. I have heat and AC....always think back and wonder how the pioneers survived the weather. Specially in winter.

    So God has been so good to us...

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