Lately, in an attempt to stave off major depression, I have been exploring ways to help myself feel less negative. An Apple Martini works pretty well and hey, there's always Feng Shui! A little Feng Shui never hurts... right? Well unless you are drunk... in that case, drunk decorating rarely works for anyone! I speak from experience... remember that. DO NOT DECORATE WHILE DRUNK! JUST SAY NO TO THAT! LOL. I kid... and I digress.
Seriously, I have been a little down lately, and with good reason. Things are tense with the California State Budget, but it's completely out of my hands. I just wish there was more I could do to help Alan feel better about things. I make him laugh, and we are going on a small FREE adventure at the end of the month, so at least we have something to look forward to, but it's difficult to do much more then that, except be there for him.
He's there for me! My mood has been blue for a while now, and I really have to try to find the inspiration in things. I make the effort as much as I can. The other day we took a walk in the Botanic Garden, in Tilden Park, and to my delight, there was color everywhere! Usually in the summertime there isn't a lot of blooming going on, but it's been an unusually cool summer and I suppose it is delaying the inevitable wilting that goes on in summer.
I am looking out my window, and it is really cloudy outside. It's dark. It's cold too. My desktop widget is reading 57 degrees. Needless to say, my hands are swollen and my mood is quiet. Not depressed mind you, just quiet. I have fought depression most of my life, and I know what to do to take care of myself, so I will be okay, but my goodness... everything is so stupid right now.
Forgive me, I didn't mean to get all deep on you. I guess I am just taking everything too hard. But the general news lately has been scary has hell... you know?
Will the Gulf Coast ever stop bleeding?
Why are Republicans so selfish?
Will someone please tell Sarah Palin to shut up? Forget it, I'll do it. BE GONE WITCH!
Mel Gibson is worthless, which is sad because he has talent.
It's cold. Why is it this cold in July? Oh yeah that GLOBAL WARMING THING!!!
I wonder if I should book a 1-hour special so I can explain what I am planning to do this Fall.
Frank Sinatra once said that Orange is the happiest color. I wonder why he felt that way. Did he see it in a sunset and begin to smile? Did he eat an especially good orange for breakfast one morning and instantly feel good? Did he own an Orange Tabby Cat? Why Orange?
Personally, I like Purple.
Green is nice too... ooooh and Yellow!
Pink is my favorite color, but I can't wear it.
Maybe I will spend the day at Home Depot, browsing the color samples. Hey, it's free!
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If all summers were like this one, I could really come to love summer! Can you believe it, it's sunny and 64 degrees outside. All the roses in my flower garden are in bloom, and pretty soon we will have some amazing sunflowers to compliment everything. I even found 16 little Heirloom tomatoes growing on the tomato vine. The garden is just bustling with life. It makes me feel so alive and at peace. :) Today, I am not dwelling on all the bad stuff, I am just enjoying whats going right!
"True wisdom lies in GATHERING the precious things out of each day as it goes by."
EMPS #97: Gatherings. NOW CLOSED! People GATHERINGS. Animal GATHERINGS. Any kind of GATHERINGS. Use your imagination and have fun!
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