Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blues...

I have the winter blues...............and I'm OK with it!!!

That may sound a little daft but coming from me its HUGE. See I am not scraping the bottom of the depression barrel like I have previous years, I am not flying off on massive highs and crashing in huge lows, I am just BLUE. Dave is BLUE too....and I have just realized that, that is NORMAL!!

Its winter, its cold and the kids have been sick, I am sure I'm not the only person in the world that wants to curl up and escape with Jane Austen!!

How do I know I'm blue and not depressed? See this image, my first thought was how the gorgeous light was streaming in my window. Depression..............I wouldn't even see the light!!

17 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Yep, it gets to this time of year & as much as I love winter, I'm craving sun shiney days! I'm glad you can see the light streaming through the window...

m.e (Cathie) said...

definitely gets like that around this time, when there is a lack of sunshine.
happy that you can see the light, sometimes it's hard to
hugs ♥

Sue said...

Yes I think winter is so cold this year that we need some sunshine! Depression is a deep dark hole that I would not like to revisit either, but it is always a great feeling when you know that it is okay to be a little blue on somedays!

Kylie said...

That's so wonderful Leonie :) Kx

Emjie said...

I am feeling the blue and I am trying to counter it today. I have a list of things to help, and thanks to you I have decided to watch Pride and Prejudice (a la Colin Firth and his beautiful sideburns).

Melbourne Vintage said...

Beautiful shot! Agree about the light - it's good to be able to notice the beautiful little things!

the textured leaf said...

I think youre spot on! Im so glad you reminded me of Jane Austen as ive just finished a book and needed to start another. Maybe ill just put one of her movies on and really indulge myself? Thats what I like to see Wintertime as. A time to indulge!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I have the PMT blues... god I am dying for it to be over and the period to just arrive and put me out of my misery.

Gina said...

Ah, it is indeed a great thing to be able to sit with a certain amount of 'blueness', to be able to see it for what it is and respect that it is there but not be consumed.

Meanwhile, I too am longing for some less snotty, cold, tiresome days.

Andi said...

Glad you're seeing the light!!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is lovely to hear. Knowing all too well about the blues at times, I've also learnt to accept them and to try to appreciate them for the slow quiet days that they are.

katiecrackernuts said...

Actually, I think feeling blue's good for you in a contemplative, knowing when the good times are rolling in, kinda way.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I like the way you look at things...thanks for sharing.

I challenge myself creatively to keep my mind from dipping too much :-)

Miss Prudence said...

It's good isn't it? Feeling the "not happy" feelings and not having to medicalise it, normalising it instead! I totally get what you are saying!!!!

Sally said...

That is so wonderful Leonie. I'm super pleased for you ... to be feeling blue and all (what a strange thing to write!). This time of year is hard going - especially as a mother. Reflecting on it now I can say that I am doing better this winter too - not a great start but finishing on the up and up... and that is really all we can do isn't it?
Even so... bring on Spring!

dillpickle said...

How freeing it must be to be so conscious of the difference between blue and depression! It's quite nice to feel slow and flat, yet still be able to enjoy that brief burst of sunshine, or that burst of yellow wattle, or that fleeting promise given by the scent of jonquils...

Anita Meade said...

This winter has been long and cold and wet. I am completely over it! Flares up my fibromyalgia terribly, and that really gives me the blues. I'm hoping that the first sunshiney days of spring bring some relief from the fibro and the blues. Glad you can see the light and ride out the greyness without too much trouble.