Okay, I’ve been in a rut lately. An uninspired, blah kind of funky thing. You know, you’ve been there. So I’ve decided that today, Wednesday, “hump day,” as it’s commonly and fondly known as, is the day, I’m climbing out.
What helps us get out of a funk and over the hump? Sunny blue skies? Nope, that’s been around here for the last few days and it’s not working for me. Good food? Check, Hubby made ribs last night and it didn’t work, I had two and was like, eh.
Watching America’s Got Talent? Did last night and good gawd, no. I mean, I appreciate the talent, but I found myself reading a good suspense novel more than watching television. More often lately, television sucks the life out of me.
Taking a walk with the pups. Helped some. Went to the gym on Monday sloughed my way through a workout. Lifted heavy things and put them down. Helped somewhat. Someday, people are going to laugh that we actually paid money to do this — wait and see. Went for a bike ride yesterday, helped a little.
Worked on a disturbing short story I’m writing which actually helped because I was happy with it. But today, I’ve over it and I’m going to do this:
- Take a walk with the pups, it’s gorgeous here. Low 80s and no humidity.
- Go to the gym. Hate doing this lately but I feel better if I do because I’d like to lose seven pounds (that sounds better than ten and seriously does a woman EVER not want to lose a few pounds??? If I could go back and talk to myself twenty years ago, I would say: You’re not fat, you’re beautiful and stop looking at those airbrushed pictures of other women!!!) But I can’t go back so I’m going to start THAT today too.
- Write more on my short story.
I’m in a slow, standstill period as far as work goes and I know that sooner or later something will come and I’ve got this time to do what I need to do. But what lifts me out more than anything is music. Silly, fun music. Not rock, not country, jazz, hip hop, head-banging, screaming angst-filled music, but silly.
If you download tunes from iTunes, you know that once you do unless you manually remove the songs, every song you download zips onto your iPod when you plug it in to your computer.
Sometimes I get songs for myself and other times for posts. I was in the dreaded gym last week and one of those songs came on. It was from this post. (If you want to click on the link, go ahead, it will come up in another window and you can press the play button and listen while you read the rest of my nonsense here, but try not to get distracted by the sparkly butterflies).
Anyway, it came on while I was doing those stupid lat pulldowns on the stupid lat pulldown machine and I actually smiled, even laughed a little and I really wanted to skip around like a ballerina, but I didn’t think it was the time or place.
Are you listening to that other song now and smiling? Maybe dancing a bit like this:
I hope so.
I found another song and I recommend before you listen to wear something like this:
If you’re gonna go, go big.
I had to settle for this (it’s a floppy beach hat with a peace scarf and fruit on it):
Happy Hump Day everyone and thanks for reading to the end of this drivel.
Now press play and get over the hump.