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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dear January,

Dear January,

I just looked at the calendar. Your time is almost up. You have only 3 more days to curse my world with your snowstorms...dark dreary days...cabin fever...and post-holiday blues. You have turned me into someone I really dislike...I am moody...super sensitive...bored...lazy...messy...and the list could go on an on {but I don't want to scare all my bloggy friends away}.

While watching the intensely educational show For The Love of Ray J yesterday I learned something quite profound. Ms. Berry was talking to Snoop Dog and she explained how she wanted to be there for Ray at the end of the day...when he comes home tired and in need of a place to unwind from all the chaos. I had one of Oprah's "A-Ha Moments." I want to be that for Dr. Hubby. He deserves it. He works ridiculous hours {830ish to 9 or 10ish}. I want our home and family to be a haven for him. A place he actually looks forward to coming home to...

I took a look around our home...January chaos and laziness.
I took a look at the kids...still bouncing off the walls at 8pm.
I took a look at myself...ummmm...I don't want to scare you...let's just say that I usually change from one pair of pjs to another pair! LOL!

What happens when he comes home? I am usually fighting the littles to get in bed...begging Manga Dork to quit texting and get in the shower...he has to wash a spoon cause there are none clean for him to eat his nightly bowl of cereal with...then I run off to take a shower and put on fresh pjs...

AND thanks to January I usually have one crying time each night. Then he worries about me because when I am blue I am B.L.U.E.

That is one of the downfalls of being a really upbeat smiley laughy person...you freak people out when you are feeling down.

I want to be better AND I love nothing better than a fresh start...so you have 3 more days January! Then comes February and my little project to make our home a place that blesses my husband at the end of the day. {I think I just heard a liberal woman hit the floor...lol}

I love February...with it's hearts and love and reds and pinks and purples!

Your days are numbered {literally} January.

Sincerely,
Scrappy Girl

17 comments:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh you're right~ January is one of those months! I am also glad that February is coming very soon! :) It seems like once February 14th comes, spring is almost here! And I think that is really sweet that you want to make things nice for your husband when he comes home! I try to, but do not always succeed! :) Sometimes things are just crazy and there is no getting around it! But I can't wait to see what project you are planning! :)

I hope you have a great day today, and just think~ Monday is the first of February, so we're almost there! :)

Kristina P. said...

For me, February isn't much better. Still cold, snowy, and depressing.

coreymom40 said...

Loved this post, couldn't have said it any better.

mother goose said...

what a great wonderful goal and a way to bless your entire family. I think he will really notice the efforts you are making! Way to go!

The Garden of Egan said...

I thought I was the only one that HATED January.
Ya, it will be nice to see some longer days and maybe snow melting....someday.

wonder woman said...

Ah, for the love.....I try really hard to have the home somewhat peaceful by the time Superman gets home. Always easier said than done, but I do try.

p.s. I don't think Mz. Berry or Platinum are good choices. I wish he would kept that one girl who wouldn't kiss him....what was her name? I liked her.

DesertHen said...

I have heard so many people say that January has been really hard for them. It hasn't been my favorite month either and today at work it is just really stressful!

laterg8r said...

hope you can jump out of your funk!!!

M-Cat said...

And january, don't let the door hit you in the a** on the way out....

Sondra said...

I think we are all the same. Only 3 more days - yeah! Sorry that you are feeling blue.

Cherie said...

It is February that is the looonnnggg month for me. You may have to help me through it!!

OceanDreams said...

January is tough and it seems to just drag on forever! Hang in there, you are such a fabulous mom and everyone gets blue occasionally and I definitely understand about being super perky/happy and then being really B.L.U.E. It's okay if you have to go through the pj's sometimes...whatever gets you through the day. You have the right attitude - Feb is going to be fabulous for you!

tammy said...

That seriously is one of the biggest reasons I wanted to move from UT and head south where it's sunny most of the year. I know those feelings all too well. But aren't we glad they make such cute jammies nowadays?

Creative Mish said...

Chin up girly! Spring is on it's way! Luckily I don't get the winter blues... It can get depressing at times but not too bad for me. I think my hubby does a little bit.

Lawanda said...

Scrappy, I am so sorry you are feeling down. I understand! It isnt just January for me. I have this problem periodically through out the WINTER!

I am sorry I havent been here in a while :) I havent been on blogs much, but I love this look! VERY PRETTY! :)

Sue said...

what a great outlook, and goal..

I have said my goodbyes to January as well.

kado! said...

i really focus on this each day. I try to always look cute for my husband when he gets home and have the house clean and dinner on the table...he deserves it!

...plus i notice when I get all dressed up for the day..even just for myself...I feel better and get motivated a lot easier....when you look cute you can conquer the world...hehehe...or at least make your husband happy he came home!! ;)