Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November Blues??

 

The month of November is more than half over..thank goodness…it is our least favourite month of the year..why?

dark, rainy..did I mention dark and rainy..we leave for work in the dark..come home and it is dark within about 20 minutes of getting home…

We had a conversation the other day with regards to ‘how are you?’..me?..crappy…I miss the sunshine..I miss having the time to take the dog to the park and do all the other things that need doing around here….there isn’t enough time in the day anymore..

This time of year there seems to be not much to look forward to …we are working for the weekends but then the weekend comes and so does the rain again…..now the ‘S’ word is in the forecast??..at least if it snows there will be a picture taking opportunity…

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So when someone asks ‘how are you?..I can fake it well and say ‘just fine thanks’..it is not the truth but sometimes the truth is not what we all want to hear…how many times have you asked someone?..’how are you?..and not bothered to listen to the answer???

We can wish we were lying on a beach in Mexico…but that is not reality this year..maybe next year?…

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..so my blogging friends?..how are you???..happy?..sad..blah?..please share..so we can commiserate together…

21 comments:

  1. Dark, dreary, and despressing...add rain and wind, and you have a prescription for the winter blues. The only thing I want to do when it's like this outside is stay inside and bake cookies, which is not good since I shouldn't be eating them!

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  2. I'm a little stressed with company coming and all the cleaning and cooking to be done for our American Thanksgiving next week... but I know it will all be done and we will have a great time with both our sons here and the family all gathered together snugly in our home!!!

    And, how are you? Really...

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  3. By far, I have always felt November was the absolute worst & most depressing month of the year. Cold, wet & gray. It's one of the main reasons we like to head south in October. Nothing good about November!!
    "how many times have you asked someone?..’how are you?..and not bothered to listen to the answer???"
    I wrote a blog about that very thing one time this past summer. It was about how meaningless some phrases & words have become. I think it was the blog where I took a hefty swing at that totally overused & abused word.....'Awesome!!'

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  4. I know what you mean...I find the whole winter scenario depressing. I miss the sunshine and warmth. I didn't mind this season as much before we started planning a fulltiming life. But now that we have plans to head south for the winter, I have found the cold season much harder to take. Only three more winters up here in the cold north!!

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  5. We've been blessed with a November that's been much nicer than usual, so the November blues have been kept at bay ... I am frustrated that we haven't done as much as we could have to take advantage of the nice weather, but we have to strike a balance between what we'd like to do, and what we have to do. Such is the life of a worker-bee that still has a few years to go until retirement. At least I have something to look forward to ... two weeks in the Caribbean at the beginning of December ... not to rub it in :-)).

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  6. One word best describes it, Homesick, I can't believe this big burly guy that loved traveling around the world in the Navy just can't wait to get home to Donna, Adam, Andy, Rigg's and my new little Grandog Sadie who I have never even held.In all fairness I have my Sister & Neice Barb here in PA and they provide a lot of company, but it's still not home in front of the fireplace. Be safe out there Sam & Donna.

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  7. I'm so sorry you're feeling bad. I remember feeling exactly that same way when we lived in Nebraska. During the winters, you could go for weeks without seeing the sun. It was cold and dreary and I would be depressed all winter long.

    And that is exactly why we moved to Florida before we were even married a year. No winter depression in Florida because that's the best time of the year.

    Hang in there. You'll get through it!

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  8. Winter is my least favorite season. The drab weather is just now apporaching us here in the south but we still get more sunshine than not.
    We get the cold but never the beauty of the snow to enjoy. Of course, if we got lots and lots of snow we would get tired of it just as folks up north do.
    Hang in there guys.....this too shall pass!!

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  9. Ready to head south! I hate being cold any more and I get sick of the ice and snow and slipping and sliding. But I am getting a lot of quilting done!

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  10. I'm in Saint Louis for a friends wedding after spending a few months in Nevada. Going from 300 days of sun each year to a dreary, cloudy fog isn't fun. Weather can be a pain, but it'll pass!

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  11. Hey, hey, hey! November is my birthday month!! That makes sitting around in the cold, gray and wet so much better....until I start thinking about the fact that I'm a year older and not getting any younger and the big "foodie" holidays are just around the corner and I really don't want to gain any more weight but I probably will, so I should really get out and exercise but it's too cold, gray and wet. OK. You're right. I'm with you. This IS a screwy month!

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  12. Like you, I used to dislike November a lot because it was only the first of several dreary months to come. Since we began snowbirding 4 years ago, that has changed because we have something nice to look forward to right after Christmas! I don't seem to mind it now as it gives me a great opportunity to get a lot of things done around home that I would probably put off if it was nicer outside.

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  13. This is one of the very reasons we are moving to Alberta. It may be cold there, but the sun shines and snow is better then constant rain any day!!!

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  14. We feel your pain we deal with the samething.

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  15. How am I?? PISSED OFF!....I am OK with Thanksgiving, but after that..GET ME OUTA HERE!!
    I don't mind November as much as January and February...Now THAT is really a treat here in the armpit of the Midwest!!! Cheer up...Santa will be here soon!

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  16. I remember those Novembers well. If we experience those feelings now, we move on until the feelings go away.

    Someday soon, you will be able to do that as well.

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  17. We feel your pain, too. Drive to work in the dark, get home in the dark and I feel like I missed the whole day.

    At least weekends break up the routine, but with winter closing in, fun weekends will be huddled around the fireplace instead of enjoying the great out doors. I hate the "S" word, too, but we certainly don't get as much as you do here in northen VA.

    Enjoy the Jeep in the snow, it's made for it! :C)

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  18. thanks for all the comments, everyone!..you made a dark day a wee bit brighter..wow 17 comments!!..not bad for a 'whiney post'!!

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  19. Sue and Doug - Today is my last day to go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. My stomach is turning circles because it is the last day - however, I know what you mean about November - I feel February is like that, too. We need to have something on our calendars for those 2 months!

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  20. I booked my flight to go to Tucson the first part of December a couple hours ago and that's how I'm going to survive the winter. I'll only be there for a week, but I'll go back or go somewhere else just to get away from the cold. They're talking and talking and talking about snow in Seattle and that isn't good. I swear, this is my last winter here. I'm glad I'm not the only whiner out there.

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  21. I've never been a fan of November either...but now that I'm in Florida instead of Tennessee I couldn't be happier. We are driving to TN for the holiday next week and I dread those dark cloudy skies and rain. I'll be anxious to get back to blue skies, fluffy white clodus, sunshine and palm trees. Life is good.

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