Friday, May 1, 2009

Heart in my Garden

I don't about you all... but I'm having a case of the doldrums... I feel like a dull sluggish person right now... what do any of you do when the doldrums visit you? Sounds like a good challenge doll doesn't it?
doldrums |ˈdōldrəmz; ˈdäl-; ˈdôl-|plural noun ( the doldrums)low spirits; a feeling of boredom or depression color catalogs will rid you ofFebruary doldrums.• a period of inactivity or a state of stagnation the mortgage market has been in the doldrums for three years.• an equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean with calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds.ORIGIN late 18th cent. (as doldrum [dull, sluggish person] ): perhaps from dull , on the pattern of tantrums.


Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

I wonder what it is? I've been feeling the same for the past week as well as everyone I've talked to. I think it's been the dreary weather. We need some sunshine and blue skies :]

Pattee said...

We've had some blue skies... all though it's supposed to rain for the next week... thanks so much for your words, I'm glad I'm not alone~

pixiesinthehouse said...

Well...funny you mention it 'cause this same feeling of sluggishness has hit Northern VA as well. My mind is full of ideas, but when I wonder into my studio I roam around...look at my WIPs and just walk right back out to the yard. That is when it's not raining. I'm taking it in a positive's a good time for research for when inspiration strikes again!

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

I definitely feel sluggish but I think thats related to my cold. Hope you feel better.

Renee said...

Oh Pattee you are never alone. Know that we all feel like that at different times.

For me sometimes I just sit on the couch and cry and having the tears just drop on my face and fall off the chin feels very good. There is something in those tears and it makes me spin my wheels and see what the problem is and if I can't do anything about it, like if it is the cancer or something from the past, I tell myself I have to accept it, and then I do, it never makes it okay (the cancer or a bad memory), it is just something I have to accept and then I can move on.

Otherwise, I self-talk and say get a move on lady.


Love Renee xoxo

Sue said...

Pattee, oh yes, I too am often (I would say at least once a month) mired in the doldrums. Lethargic, feeling down (for no reason), and absolutely no interest it seems in being productive. I think with me it is based on hormones, but whatever, it is a drag.

I hope today is a better day for you!

Georgina said...

Wow, I've been feeling the same. However, we've had sunshine, close to 90 degree weather...just beautiful, but I still have a bad case of the "huevonies!" Yesterday, I drug myself into the studio because I wanted to start on a new doll, but I ended up throwing the doll head away...turned out u-gly!

So I went into my living room, turned on the television and watched "NCIS" and "Bones." Well, I still didn't feel any better, but at least I was entertained...oh forgot, I also had a small glass of Pinot Grigio...that helped a little!! hehehe!!

Hope what ever this is disappears soon...we all have lots of fun work ahead of us.


3rdEyeMuse said...

been there, do that (from time to time) ... I think I have finally decided not to do anything about it ... hmmm ... not completely true ... I let myself wallow in it & do a bit of "woe is me" for a day or two (three TOPS) ... after that, I immerse myself in things I love - colors, blogs, bits & pieces, family, friends, a faithful good book, a funny movie ... if none of these seem to really do the trick, then I make a list of everything I am grateful for ... that usually snaps me out of it.

I think it's a cyclic thing ... how else do you balance out (and truly appreciate) the great creative energy/happiness without effort spurts? just a thought. :)

Tess said...

Now how could you possibly have the doldrums with those beautiful hearts in your garden to cheer you up? I get that way too. Ususally I will read a book, or take a nap. Sometimes I will watch a comedy if I feel I need cheering up. Laughter is the best medicine you know. And a lot of bright colorful paint on my fingers works wonders too. :)

Joanna Thomas said...

When I get this way Pat I curl up with a good book or movie and let everything else 'wait' on me~