This is a post about an entirely different kind of funk.
You know...a winter-time blahs FUNK.
I've got the classic FUNK symptoms - general lethargy, irritability, blahness.
Last night was a classic example of how little things can turn a bit of the funk into a full-blown FUNK.
Our church was having a family night at the local rec center. I was feeling very unmotivated and a bit irritable to start. Then, my husband mentioned that the pool would be open at the rec that night and that he would take the bigger boys swimming for part of the night.
That little tidbit of information set me off. He told the boys to go get their swimsuits. I freaked out.
"They CAN'T get their swimsuits. They don't know where they are. I'm not even sure I know where they are right now. I put them away for the winter! They're up in the attic somewhere. It's the middle winter for crying out loud. I didn't think I'd need swimsuits!"
Note the shell-shocked expression on my husband's face. Ok, imagine the shell-shocked expression on my husband's face as I turned into a full-blown ball of stress. And then I started flying around the house trying to find their swimsuits, mumbling and grumbling the whole time.
Needless to say, we drove to the rec night in silence...me glaring out the window. I never did find everyone's swimsuit. I had one for Charlie in his size. Edison was going to use one that was actually too small. And, Wyatt was going to use a pair of shorts.
Looking back on the evening, it's really hard for me to pinpoint why I was so terribly grumpy.
But, it's been happening a lot lately.
I'm partially blaming it on the mid-winter blues. Call it SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Call it cabin fever. Whatever you call it, winter is usually a little rough around here.
So, I'm looking for some anti-funk suggestions. What works for you when you are in a funk? How do you pull yourself back out?
Now I think I'm going to have to go bake a peace offering for my family. Maybe I'll try this or this.