Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm alive...

...and kicking, just have been very busy. Well, that and I think I just got over my normal springtime blahs.

Whew.

Last night I told DH I was very blah, and I haven't been blah in a very long time. It's a combination of hormones, time change and just stuff. I told him I really needed to get out of town. So today we did. We drove to the big city. We went to real stores: Home Depot, Barnes and Noble and Best Buy. That was fun.

At the Home Depot I bought some Gila window clings/film for my kitchen windows. I installed the smoky film over my kitchen sink a few months ago and loved it, so I bought more for the big windows. Instant privacy and glare reduction. That made me so happy. I took down the cute cafe curtains I made and the room just feels larger, brighter and airier.

B&N was having a 20% off sale of everything as they are moving their store. We only spent $65, believe it or not. What was really nice was that they gave me my teacher's discount on top of the 20% on the "educational" books.

DH bought new speakers for the new computer. I was upset with him that he didn't order any speakers when he built the computer...I was really missing sound. He's installed them and has blared George Thorogood, his fav.

To top the day off, we went to the Olive Garden. Last time we were in the big city, I spied a brand-new Olive Garden as we were driving. Before that, the nearest was 100 miles. OG is my most favorite restaurant in the world. We had a delicious meal.

I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I just needed a day out and about. I needed an attitude adjustment.


School has been going well, thankfully. I might have loads of laundry to do, dishes to catch up on and fur balls floating across the floor, but by golly, school gets done. We have made some changes which I'll blog about later, but we're very happy.

I want to give a heart-felt thank you to the people who have emailed me or left comments wondering where I was. That made me feel great to come home today and find those today.

7 comments:

wisteria said...

I'm so relieved it was just the blahs. A trip to town can do wonders.

Gherkin Pickle said...

Yay! You're back! I've missed ya!

Carole in DE said...

Glad to see ya back here!

Angela, MotherCrone said...

Glad to hear you are back. I've been struggling with the blahs as well. Sometimes it is just good to go within yourself until they pass...

Mama B said...

I love to take a family day every now and then :) Glad to hear you are battling away the blahs with some fun.

Oh tell me some more about this window film? Granted we live in the country so we don't really have snoopy neighbors, but the glare in our living room is blinding!

Good to "hear" from you!

Ms.L said...

We did the same thing this weekend!
It sure feels good to get in civilization,lol doesn't it?:)

Steph said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. A change of venue can do a world of good.