Blogging is a great tool for looking back over the past year or two and seeing patterns that emerge in my life.
It seems I get the opposite of the winter blues. I get a mid-summer funk every year that's a bit hard to shake.
Last year, I drowned my boredom and monotony in a Mad Men marathon on Netflix (50-something episodes in about 2 weeks). I'm not proud, but it happened. While I haven't sunk that far yet this summer, I'm still having motivation issues. I'm not depressed. Just bored, I guess.
I'm spending time looking at all the things I have to do and not doing them. When I'm done doing that, I surf the Internet. To avoid confusion, I am doing the bare minimum. The kids are fed. The dishes are getting done most days. We're all wearing clean clothes. I've been sweeping the floor and vacuuming on occasion.
Like last year, I think I'm not drinking enough water or exercising enough. Those two things usually make me feel better overall. They don't, however, mop the kitchen floor or clean the bathroom for me. Sigh.
I don't think it's a sunlight issue. I'm getting more sun than I do in the winter months and I've got the freckles to prove it. We're all outside for large parts of the day on many days.
Maybe it's the way the stars and the moon are aligned.
Or, maybe I just really need the school-year routine to thrive. As much as I look forward to the summer break, I know I'm a routine-oriented gal.
Whatever it is, I know I'll shake it off soon. At the very least, it'll be gone on the first day of school!
If only the most recent season of Mad Men were on Netflix! I'd kick the
kids outside, grab a glass of wine and sink into the armchair with a fan
blowing on me to watch. Anyone know if it's out on DVD yet?