In my “About Me” section of my blog, I say I may complain about the weather a lot. And I don’t! I totally don’t! I have every right to. It’s all part of my serious case of “Bi-Coastal Disorder.” Weather’s good there. Family’s good here. Food is good in both places. Ocean is prettier there. Ocean is warm enough to swim here. Whales are better there. Friends are better here. Sigh. I don’t think I’ll ever really get over this disease. I guess I don’t really want to. A good antidote is to make millions of dollars and then have a house in Northampton, MA and a house in Sonoma, CA. Or heck. I’d take Westhampton, MA and Santa Cruz, CA. I’d take it all. Even just thinking about all of it wears me out. And that’s part of the problem.
I’ve been feeling worn out lately. I have both good and bad days but it’s been going on for over a week now. I partly blame the weather. It’s so uninspiring. Cold rain and wind. Occasional bursts of cold sunshine. I’ve been so neurotic about saving money and I’ve been freezing in my stubborn quest to not turn the heat on. We haven’t had it on for more than an hour all week. But I’m cold. And bad weather means expensive museums or malls or being bored at home. I could be happy not spending even a dollar in a whole day if I could just take Scarlet downtown or to the library or parks. Instead I hide.
Worn out is a step above rundown. Rundown is a step above actually being ill, whether physically or emotionally. Worn out is high on the “Just Not Feeling It” spectrum but it’s still on the spectrum. High-functioning but not ideal.
In non-complaining news, we’re going to celebrate our third anniversary in a few days. Three years! I know that doesn’t compare to my grandparents who have been married 70 years (holy sh*t, right??) but we’ve done better than many celebrities. And we’re going to watch a lot of “Doctor Who” this weekend. From the 9th doctor until present. And I found a kick-ass microwave popcorn recipe for people who are domestically-challenged like me. I bet even I can do this:
And that’s all the news that’s fit to print.