Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I guess that's why they call it the January blues.....
Aaargh I'm in my annual January funk and I can't shake it. I don't know what it is about every New Year, but January feels me feeling deflated and down. Even as a child I'd hate the whole post-christmas back to school routine, and it's stayed with me as an adult. I don't mind winter and dark nights, so it's not that. I feel perpetually jealous of people who relish the concept of a new year meaning a fresh start and fresh opportunities - to me it feels flat and like anything worthwhile is a million miles away. You might think I;m being stupid and that it's just a state of mind and that thought patterns can easily be changed to be more positive - but believe me I have tried and I always feel this way until mid February. Bummer. It may not help that I have a big birthday just a few weeks away and I feel that I have accomplished very little during my 30 years. Poo balls. Big ones.
I haven't checked how my exercise goal is effecting my weight loss yet - I had a chinese instead! *rolls eyes*
I am, however, feeling strangely creative. Maybe finding solace in making things will help me shed this crappy feeling. The old granny sunburst squares have seen the light of day. I feel really inspired to scrapbook - I've had a stint of 12x12 for a while and switching back to 8.5x11 has inspired me a bit......here's two pages I did this week for the Sarah's Cards blog -
The first documents and aweseom day we had back in November. I saw an appeal in the local newspaper looking for a special child to be Santa's helper for the day to help open his grotto - I sent off a letter about my niece and she won! We had a fab morning starting with a special VIP breakfast, some lovely treats for the girls including personalised presents and face painting, then Ellie opened the grotto and got to walk through the winter wonderland before meeting the big man himself.
Incidentally, I scrapped another part of the day using the December kit:
My second page for the blog was:
Going back to 8.5x11 is a refreshing change and I am enjoying it....I'm seeing Project Life all over the place and I suddenly really want to give it a go (although, by the tone of the start of this post it may be all doom and gloom I'd document lol!)....however I'm not sure I'd have the time to stick to it, so ordering the multipockets will be a waste if I don't see it through. I may see how I feel in a few weeks and pick it up if I am still interested.
And on a complete tangent....anyone watching the BBC Stargazing live thing? I will admit to be totally fascinated by the skies - they both amaze and daunt me by their sheer vastness and the mysteries and wonders that lie therein. I landed a job back in October taking a Year 6 class on their residential trip, and the highlight of the week for me was taking them on a midnight walk (sssshhhhh - it wasn't really midnight, but they didn't know that!). We walked along the beach and nestled in some sand dunes out of the wind, waited for our eyes to adjust to the pitch blackness, untouched by light pollution, and looked at the constellations. It was a fantastic experience for everyone - due to the world we live in, many of the children had never been out in darkness like that before, let alone had the opportunity to really look at the sky at night. Anyway, after the programme last night I installed Google Skymap on my phone and I haven't stopped fiddling with it since - who knew that bright star out the front was really Jupiter?! Amazeballs! If you haven't already got it, and like gazing at the night sky - down load it now! Tis free!!