I Like Beating The Blahs

Once our out-of-town company left on Monday, I relaxed a bit. And then, had a chance to get together with a friend to talk about a graduation party we’re planning for our sons.

Tuesday and yesterday left me with a bit of the blahs. I think a fair amount might have been the weather. We went from sunny and beautiful on Easter to cold and cloudy for the next 3 days. Today the sun’s back out and my mood is much better.

Unfortunately, with a good case of the blahs, I avoided my laundry list of to-do items (though I did do a tiny bit of actual laundry!). Lots to try to accomplish before I run off to work.

My After Easter Gratitude List

  1. Blue, sunny skies!
  2. Birds singing
  3. Flowers Blooming

    My purple tulips on the edge of the area I’m in the process of turning into a wild flower garden

    Washington, D.C. tulips are prettier but there’s still no place like home

  4. That our aunt didn’t suffer more serious injuries when she fell in our bathroom late Friday evening. She broke her wrist and severely bruised her knee to the point she couldn’t walk.
  5. Our health and mobility! We rented her a wheelchair. So blessed with good health in this house.
  6. Our aunt going home on Monday (with help from my sister-in-law and her husband). We all want to be at home when we are feeling under the weather or hurt don’t we?
  7. My hard-working husband who went from the weekend excitement to working 12 hour days without complaining
  8. All the family who loves us and wants to attend G’s high school graduation. It makes dividing up 11 tickets a bit of a challenge though.
  9. Good friends who listen to our woes
  10. Chocolate (It’s the week after Easter, needs to be on the list!)


Cutting it a bit short today so I can spend some time tackling a few important to-do list items like playing the bills. And perhaps a bit more house cleaning. I’m working on clearing out the negative energy from our home (I know it sounds a little hippy but it’s making me feel better).

What’s on your gratitude list today?

*Be sure to go check out all the positivity over at Not Afraid Of Color where LeeAnna hosts the I Like Thursdays.


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17 thoughts on “I Like Beating The Blahs

  1. lapaylor

    the blahs… yes I know them. Sorry your aunt fell… how scary for everyone!! Falling is the worst feeling. I just got some oils to scent the house a bit, subtle but hopefully will lift blahs too. Looks like the tulips are a good start to a wild flower garden. One you add to each year, and can find gentle mindful rest in.
    Mobility… yes lets thank God for that. I’ve been in a wheelchair after a knee injury and it’s frustrating.
    gotta go check out your link at the end. LeeAnna

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. She’s fine now though did have to have minor outpatient surgery for the break once home. Jade lemon is my favorite “happy” scent oil. Regular lemon is nice as well. I do think they help. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. The trick will be convincing my husband it isn’t a patch of weeds until they bloom. Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Diann Bottrell

    I, too, am thankful for sunny skies and nice weather – they certainly lift your mood, don’t they?! And chocolate, definitely chocolate! 🙂 How wonderful for your aunt to have and other family around for help and support. I am sure she really appreciates that!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, they do! We’re back to blah gray skies today (thunderstorms overnight). Chocolate always helps. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, with the storms rolling in all week here, I may need to stock up on some chocolate! Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

  3. Colette

    Oh no poor aunt. I agree definitely the blahs, over stimulation from the wild Easter weekend in your part of the woods probably contributed to it. Gorgeous tulips.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think you are probably right, Easter weekend was a bit much. Thank you! Hope you had a nice weekend!

  4. Hooks and Needles

    Oh dear your poor Aunt, I hope she recovers quickly especially with her walking again. I’m glad you’ve the support of good friends and family around you Jean, it sounds like you need it. After our weekend away to MIL & to see my parents, it seems my Dad fell in the bath. He was stood at the sink, heard a noise and turned awkwardly. Bathrooms seem hazardous at the moment don’t they. When we returned home my husband also did a few 12hr days before trailing to earlier finishes. Thank goodness it’s Friday today, enjoy the weekend Cx

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. She’s doing much better. Was already able to walk again by the time she got home. Just needed to rest her leg, I think. Something she’s not great about doing. Yes, I’m very blessed to be surrounded by lots of good friends and family. Oh no, I do hope your dad is okay! Seems to be a year for accidents. Better stock up on some bubble wrap 😉 Hope you were all able to relax and enjoy your weekend!

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