Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Funk

Every now and again I get in a funk. A deep, stinky, long, annoying, depressing funk.

I can't explain it. I can't seem to get anything done (no matter how hard I do or don't try). The house takes a serious back seat (ie: scummy toilets, dirty dishes, piles of laundry lurking behind every corner, no food in the cupboards) The children are kept alive on whatever I can scrounge up in our bare refrigerator. My attitude stinks to high heaven. It's pretty insane. Jeff will vouch. I'm very positive in-a-funk-mode is not his favorite time. For whatever reason, this happens to me every 6 months or so it seems. Well, yesterday I think I hit the peak of the funk. I picked up the phone last night around 6 p.m. and let loose on undeserving Jeff. Sorry Jeff. I blame the funk.

This morning (after cleaning you know what off of Lena's carpet, and then an hour later in her undies) I finally came to. Behold Funk...lifted. I said to myself, "Self, snap out of it and get to it!"

The good news? With every funk comes shinny new light on home improvement tasks. House projects galore enter my brain to the point I lose sleep (I have some brewing now). And, well toilets get scrubbed like there's no tomorrow (in fact as I type at this very moment, I can smell the bleach seeping from the bathroom).

I suppose it's my feast or famine like personality. When I'm productive, look out. When I'm in funk mode, well...look out.




*Sorry no pictures to document, it gets ugly around here so use your imagination.

5 comments:

k1 said...

I'd say the recent weather is pretty funk-inducing, wouldn't you? And every childcare/baby book I have read says to let the housework take a backseat while your kids are young...

grammatina said...

I agree with k1 (whoever you are)...it's ok to let it go once in awhile...I remember my house being messy a lot when you kids were in the house..:-)

Amanda said...

I think I'm in one of those funks right now. I'm going to blame it on the ridiculous weather, having a herniated disc, and a heavy 8 month old who loves to be held. I need to snap out of it too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Corinne said...

I too am in a funk. I love how you describe it on your blog. I don't know about you but I need spring! I am going to allow myself to stay in my funk until April 1st and then please remind me to snap out of it. :)

Brandi said...

Kelly, I love that you blog about not only the good stuff but also the bad stuff. I really need to be more like you! My life is SO not perfect... :)

Good luck on those home improvement projects!! :D

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