Monday, September 15, 2008


My last post asked what you do to get out of a funk and it turns out one of the best things is having lots of awesome online friends comment on a post about happy things. (I puffy heart all of you more than you can know.) I also read a trashy novel and gave Charlie lots of kisses. And watched the opening of SNL. Tiny Fey worked wonders for my mood.

(Going to the birthday party of a one year old and seeing an incredibly pregnant lady who kept touching her belly? Shockingly, this did not make me fart rainbows and butterflies. The cake was good though.)

I'm still feeling a little blah, though I'm sure it has a lot to do with the cold gray weather and the tickers across the bottom of CNN announcing the latest stock market numbers and the fact that we have less than three weeks until we know about the bar and I think the anxiety is slowly and steadily increasing. (Plus there's that whole getting a j.o.b. thing in this economy even if he does pass.)
My mom just went in to have a biopsy on her jaw because there is something on her jaw and they weren't sure if it was just an infection or... She's supposed to find out Thursday so I'm trying not to think about it - no sense it worrying until we know.

I think I'm with Emily - I feel like I need to apologize for not being able to shake the funk. I know it's ridiculous, but I feel stupid for being such a cranker.

Blah blah blah.


  1. Tina Fey is one of my favs too! She's just too funny. I've watched the SNL clip over and over because I was laughing so hard I couldn't hear the whole thing the first few times. I even posted it in my blog along with the most hilarious "music video"'ve got to check it out!

  2. Everyone gets the blahs now and then. I'm just glad all your bloggy friends were able to help you!
    Speaking of videos...have you seen the "Comic the Insult Dog at the RNC"? SOOO funny!!

  3. Trashy romance novles are a very good mood lifter. Glad you're on the tail end of your funk. Sending you lots of positive thoughts for you and your family.
    Big hugs

  4. I hope your mom is okay.

    Feel better soon - {{hugs}}

  5. I hope your mom is fine. Glad you got to cuddle with the puppy- I swear that always without fail makes me feel better- even if it's only temporary!

    Good luck to A_, I know it has to be stressful, but it will all work out!

  6. You're not cranky - and I hope everything turns out okay with you mom. I'll keep her in my thoughts. Glad you got a chance to catch some SNL - I love Tina Fey too :-)

  7. noswimmers is right - funks happen. Sometimes for no reason, and sometimes with lots of reasons, and it sounds like you're in the latter type of funk right now. You're not stupid, you're just human. Although I know that is precious little consolation, as being human has a strong tendency to blow chunks on a regular basis.

  8. I hope the sun today lightened things up a bit.

    Sending healing vibes to your mom!

  9. I always feel apologetic when I am not farting rainbows.
    will be thinking of your Mom and hoping for "it's nothing" type news.

  10. hope all goes well with your mom...

    and again, there is a lot of shi*t going on for you right now... a little time in the cranky zone is nothing to beat yourself up about.

    i demand a free pass for Io! i have placards and pamphlets, i am going to rouse the masses and demand leniency!


  11. Sorry Im late to suggest a way to kick the funk--and dont apologize--its allowed! The blahs are not fun, but we all get them...
    I usually immerse myself in magazines--mindless reading, but entertaining.
    Hoping all is OK with your mom-

  12. I think the funk has descended over the whole country. Between the economy, and gas prices, and the housing market, and the job market, and the dirty dirty election that is going to get worse before it gets better... not too many people have a lot to smile about. I hope you can see the sun peek through the clouds from time to time!

  13. omg - no need to apologize? Do you happen to remember when I went through months of whining? It happens to the best of us (well, only the best of us cause we're the best.)

    Why the hell does it take so long to find out the results of a test? Don't they use scantrons?

  14. Don't apologize! I've been in a funk since the OHSS and have been whining for what feels like nonstop.

    Sending good vibes for your mom and hubby!!

  15. Io, don't apologize for being in the funk. If that is where you are right now, that is where you are and it's okay. Just know that I'm sorry you're there. I wish you a short stay in the Funk Hotel and, while you're there, peace and quiet (at the very least).

    If you need to get out of the funk hotel by visiting my ridiculous after-school club, you come on over. There's always room at the table for friends!

  16. I always feel like I need to say I'm sorry for being upset about something, and I wish I could stop. because it makes no sense.

    *hugs* to you.

  17. Jen at Here We Go Again had a good comment to me today that the job market should open wide when the baby boomers really start retiring. I hadn't thought about that. Hang in there!

  18. The entire US is in a rather grim state right now and with the bar and your mom, not to mention that whole elusive baby deal, you really do have a lot weighing you down. I wish you a blissful Fall season with gorgeous leaves, pumpkin and cinnamon spice everything, and crisp clear mornings with a cup of your favorite hot beverage between your hands. Oh, and for A to ace the bar.

  19. How funky is your chicken? ...

    Yeah, don't know why I suddenly had the urge to say that. Oh yeah, we were talking about being in a funk.

    Must be the good (?!) Catholics in us that feel we should apologize for being so blah ...

    At least we have such great bloggie support (and I'm talkin' about you ...)

  20. Oh yes, the pregnant-women-at-parties thing always gets me in a funk.