Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bleh...

I hate January. It has me in a funk...as usual this time of year. I just get sluggish and moody after Christmas. Even my blog posts aren't coming along as fast as they were. I don't know if things would be different had I not become a teacher, but as soon as Christmas break is over I'm depressed for weeks. There is nothing in the near future to look forward to except really cold, rainy weather and stir crazy preschoolers (as well as teachers).

Work stinks because we're coming down from the holiday high...first, we have Halloween and the parties, costumes and treats that go along with that. Then Thanksgiving, where we get out for three days and we make all kinds of cool art projects. Then December is just fun all around with food and presents and parties. But what the heck do we do with January? We make the requisite snowmen in art...but what's the point of that when it hardly ever snows here? I get tired of reading books about snow when it's 50 degrees outside. And we have no break at school until mid March. Not even a day off unless we get a day out for an ice storm...and we have to make those up in June.

And just the general mood of January is no fun. It's usually cloudy and the sun goes down at 5. I don't like coats or sweaters...and my skin dries up like an itchy prune. I'm not fond of February either, but at least it's short and closer to spring. The sun stays out a little longer. I can survive February...at least there is Valentine's Day to make things fun at school.

I'm literally counting down the days until spring on a calendar on my front door. I really should live in Florida. I'm SO not a winter person...

Okay, I'm done bi*chin' now.

14 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Important for you to get a sun lamp, it is a long winter and those ultra violet rays can be a god send.

Shana said...

I could send you a picture of the ice and snow on my car the past few days. I needed a hacksaw to get into the car the other day. So I am dreaming of Spring as well!!

Jeankfl said...

Your title pretty much says it for me, today! My babies left today, and Magic died this morning.. My favorite cat.. She was 18.. So, it's not my favorite week, either.. hope to talk to you soon..
hugs,
Jean

Shupe said...

Welcome to my world hunny!
I hate winter- which why I probably blog more- I'm not out an about doing the things I love because of the snow!
Be just glad you don't have to commute in it daily!

Winter is bleh all around!

Jane! said...

Okay, now I'm depressed, too.
Be glad you don't have snow to shovel. That probably wasn't helpful, was it?

Cubby said...

Soooooooooooooooo... watcha going to do about it? Huh? I know you too well not to know you have a good imagination. No holiday in between now and forever? Make your own. Come up with something totally insane and nutsy and fun. Yeah, it sounds pretty corny and perhaps even a little *gasp* lame. I bet you could do it if you thought about it. I bet there's even some guy who could give you a few ideas too. *grin* Are you ready to slug me yet?
Hugs,
Cubby

Kelly said...

Cubby! I would never slug you...unless I saw a VW Beetle and then I'm allowed to "slug bug" you. ;)

You know what I think I'll do? I think we'll have a unit on nursery rhymes. That should be fun for a week or so.

Love ya!!

Jane! said...

Oh, and I give to you the letter L.

YELLOW said...

Hey happy winter to you!!!!!!!!!!

Ha

Been away on a winter break myself. Coooldddd.... below zero. Back now to play with you.

Hope you get out of the "funk" loving that expression, soon.

Hugs and love to you

Chris

wahzat said...

giggle... January is my least favourite month as well and it all comes down to the fact that I never have any money once January hits. It sucks! though it really picks up for me at the last week of January as both children are born on the 23 and 29 respectively.

Hope you have a great weekend inspite of the gloomy winter!

MizAngie said...

Sounds to me like it's time for a hooky-lau (sp) for you and your preschoolers. Hawaiian music, leis (make your own with hibiscus that you color and cut out and string onto kite string), hula dancing, grass skirts (brown grocery sacks cut into strings). Your body may be in winter but your mind doesn't have to be! hahaha... If you're allowed to have food (some schools aren't due to kids with allergies), call something mushy poi, and have pineapple for a luau. A hotdog can symbolize a roasted pig with a huuuuge stretch of the imagination...

Snap out of it! You got a frickin' DIAMOND for heaven's sake!!!

Becca said...

Yeah you got a bright shiny new diamond...quit yer bitchin...

Kelly said...

Oh yeah, the ring does put me in a good mood. ;)

It's the only thing bright and shiny around here. January still stinks...

Becca said...

Kelly email me for a sec..question for you...