Monday, March 05, 2007

Down and out

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I don't know why I feel down today but I do. Sometimes you just have to accept it, don't you? No good reason, no great troubles, just a kind of gloom. It doesn't help that we got away for a few days, for various personal reasons, and coming back all looks rather grim and grey outside. And I am really tired, travelling back was quite a trial.

What do you do to cheer yourself up when the glooms strike?


Anonymous Jen said...

Oh dear... it's yuck when the miseries attack.

Long, hot soak in a lavender bath with a very cold glass of white wine. Good book. Haydn.

Pyjamas warmed on the radiator ready for snuggling...

Hope your perk up X

5:08 pm  
Blogger Cathy said...

A good dose of serotonin chocolate,chocolate, chocolate!

Seriously,I hope you feel brighter tomorrow

8:05 pm  
Blogger A. Writer said...

When I need to cheer myself up I make sure I try to relax; maybe watch a favourite funny dvd, read a good book, go out with my friends...

Hope the gloom lifts soon.

8:30 pm  
Blogger Sezzie said...

Hi Kate

Watch a film I was just thinking about today - The Money Pit with Shelley Long and Tom Hanks. It is not my favourite film of all, but is absolutely hilarious and NEVER fails to make me laugh, so I'm sure it would cheer you up!!

I have not been around for a while as I am busy busy busy editing my novel!!! Very exciting!

Hope you feel happier soon.

9:35 pm  
Blogger liz fenwick said...

Ditto what Jen said and also take a long walk........hope you feel better soon.

9:36 am  
Blogger JJ said...

I reread. I revisit an old favourite - something that can be relied on. Actually something lovely but easy on the brain cells can work as well. Recently it was 'Small Island' but often it's an old favourite, James Herriot is my brown paper bag book. I love his stories because they make me laugh.

Hope you feel brighter soon.


PS I have to lie on my bed. Baths just don't work for me!

2:30 pm  
Blogger B.E. Sanderson said...

Sorry to see you're feeling blue. When I get in a funk, I try several things: I crochet. I snuggle with my cat. I pick out a funny book to read, or a fun movie to watch (The Princess Bride works wonders; or if the funk is really bad try Monty Python.) I put on some inspiring music - Rachmaninov's 2nd symphony, 4th movement usually perks me up.

Sometimes though, I just find a quiet place and listen to the birds singing.

I hope you find your happy place today.

2:44 pm  
Blogger mad muthas said...

chocolate and perfume work for me.

11:22 pm  
Blogger Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Bet you've bounced back by now... a good chat with my sister or a close friend usually cheers me up. Or a trip to the pub with Top Bloke. Or writing something I feel happy with. I like Jen's ideas, too - may have to try that tonight even though I don't have the blues! Am currently feeling pleased with myself because I have managed to visit, read and comment on ALL the novel racers this week. Can't promise to manage that every week but will try.

5:02 pm  
Blogger Jane Henry said...

I have to exercise when I'm grumpy... so I go for a run or swim.

Have done neither this week, so am also very grumpy...

(Mine mainly induced by eldest daughter's mad SATs obsessed teacher though...)

love Janexx

5:13 pm  
Blogger Saoirse Redgrave said...

A few sips of a fancy coffee, a nibble of chocolate and a little writing--something strange and Seuss-y. Perhaps a silly movie: What Women Want with Mel Gibson, 50 First Dates with Drew Barrymore, or Calendar Girls.

Good luck, the blues are not much fun--Here's to a sunny tomorrow!

3:26 am  

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