Thursday, 18 March 2010

I Once Thought That Time Accentuates Despair But Now I Don't Actually Care

For the last week or so I have felt blue. I have been grumpy and snide and sad and just ... blah. Blah describes very well how I have been feeling. Vancouver can be a difficult place to live when your mood is strongly affected by the weather. Endless rain and grey skies make me want to curl up in bed with the puppies and refuse to face the world until I see a glimmer of sunshine peeking around the curtain.

The sun is shining today. Blue skies and sunshine, Doodle Jump, animal crackers and string cheese for lunch (because apparently I am five years old), the Threadless $10 tee sale, playing with my mustache keychains and having a mustache epiphany (details to come once my shop has been updated), finding the perfect shade of grey-ish / beige-ish nail polish, and the new Athlete album, are all putting a smile on my face. The sun is shining today and I am happy.

I've decided to stop grumbling about the $300 insurance deductible we have to pay to get the car fixed because $300 doesn't matter as long as Shawn is okay. I'm not going to complain about the mother-effing cherry blossoms and the nosebleeds and itchy eyes they cause. I won't even rant about how Wolfgang gets all riled up playing with Stella and then drinks a bunch of water too quickly and then barfs (always on non-wipeable surfaces) at least once a week. No grumbling, no ranting, only sunshine and blue skies today. Unless Wolfgang vomits on my bed again tonight like he did last night. And the night before.


  1. Shame on you for forcing me to spend $90 plus shipping on Threadless tees for me, and onesies for the girls.

    Ah, the weather. Having lived primarly in sunnysish areas (Texas, Arizona, Toronto) I honeslty didn't get the whole 'making it through the winter' attitude until now. We have been in Portland a year now - and the winter, well, I STRUGGLE through the whole thing. I had anxiety IN ARIZONA, and apparantly it gets worst when I can't leave the house for, oh, six months. Boo.

    For me it is a toss up between seasonal affective disorder and my nose running down to my toes. ????

    So psyched that the sun is out! Yes!

    Glad Shawn is okay.

  2. This time of year is tough - when we expect better weather, but the weather still hasn't met our expectations. Or not consistently, at least. Hang in there, friend, you'll pull through, as will the weather, though you may need to agree to put up with Wolfgang for life, as he may never change. =)

  3. The cherry blossoms are my favourite thing this time of year. It's like a little peek of happiness and approaching spring. That sucks so much that they make you sick. Hope some time in the sunshine helps with the grumps!

  4. You know that the weather affects me as much as it affects you, and this week has been sunshiney and WARM.

    I've been one of those Annoying Happy People.

  5. That Wolfgang sure is a barfer, isn't he? Lucky for him he's so adorable.

    Glad the blue has been banished! Winter is hard. And almost over!

  6. i have spent thousands of dollars over the years at this exact time of the year, when my Winter Despair becomes unbearable and i decide i need to be in the caribbean RIGHTNOW SERIOUSLY and run away. this year i haven't been able to. it's tragic.

  7. I am glad that Shawn is OK. I am allergic to flowering trees too. It's annoying when people are all, "Oooh, pretty trees," and I'm like, "Excuse me while I go sneeze my eyeballs out."

    Yay sunshine!

  8. Cherry blossoms - yep, agreed. Pretty as hell, but the pink snow can go to hell! It's not helping my cold! Allergies + cold = misery.

    I know what you mean though - even though the paralympics are here, that excitement that left, the cold weather that came back... just hard. I'm trying to find some more interesting things to do - but everyone seems to be in the same boat. with the new sunshine though - i'm thinking it's time to start doing stuff away from the blossoms... and just enjoy the sunshine.
    let's hope this lasts - we all need the cheeriness!

  9. I'm so glad that you're looking up! I also find it incredibly hard to handle Vancouver weather in February/March, but at least we have a nice spring to look forward to!

  10. Do you realise your dog looks like the dog from 'I Love You Man' ?? Very cute ;)