Every year about this time I start to lose it. I haven’t seen the sun in months, I completely lack all motivation to do anything athletic, and it’s nearly impossible for me to get out of bed in the morning… or afternoon. For the last month, I’ve been trying to use the SAD lamp my dad gave me every day. I’ve been watching lots of TV from the couch and napping every weekend. I wasn’t blogging very often because nothing interesting was going on… I’d even slipped back into the “Woe-is-me-I’m perpetually-single” mindset, which I had successfully been avoiding for almost 6 months. Basically, it was February.
I have never felt as loved as I did on Monday, March 2. After all the e-cards, Facebook messages, blog comments, texts, flowers, cards and cupcakes, there was not even a remote corner of my being that didn’t feel like it was overflowing with warmth and love. It was an amazing week, and it’s just what I needed to jump start this insanely busy month. Coming up: lots of work events and working late, St. Patrick’s day with the Plastics (the annual event), a girls’ trip to Vegas for Spring Break ’09, some rousing March Madness basketball and hopefully a Blazers game or two. So, basically, working hard and playing hard for at least a month. Then, (fingers crossed!) sunny weather. Although, I’m not betting on it.
So off I go. Hopefully there will be ample time for blogging my adventures. But in the meantime I wanted to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who helped me get through my slump. Thank you to Ed, Talia and Alex, and Sandy for the beautiful flowers. Thank you to my coworkers for celebrating with me after work. Thank you to Brian and Jess for the cupcakes. Thank you to my book club for meeting on my birthday and celebrating with champagne. Thank you to Amanda for the purple feather boa. Thank you, Dad, for finding a place to email me from Guatemala. Thank you to my brother and my cousins and my aunts and uncles who remembered it was my birthday. Thank you to all my facebook friends and blog followers who sent me messages. Thank you, all. You are, truly, the best thing in my life.