A Conspiracy

29 Dec

Ok, maybe it wasn’t an actual conspiracy, but a number of factors conspired to keep me from posting at my usual time this morning.

Sir is not feeling well, i had to take a shower before my volunteer gig, practically every single thing i tried to accomplish yesterday involved wrestling with an on-line program and a phone call to “support” services halfway through, half of my friends seem to be in the midst of emotionally painful growth opportunities, i’ve eaten so much over the holidays that i can no longer blame a theoretical thyroid problem for not losing weight, and we had just enough snow this morning to be annoying.

So no Naomi was dancing in my head, beatings are on hold, no glimpses of a loving D/s relationship to share {unless you count the hot toddy i insisted on making for Sir, which He drank about half of before saying He couldn’t possibly finish it.}

It is suddenly seriously winter here in Where-i-Live, and i’m quite sure i have SAD {seasonal affective disorder} and should probably go buy some light boxes.  Instead, i tend to think of it as a natural mood shift based on a natural dislike for nasty, cold, gray, grim, yukky weather and once again this year i’ve resolved to try not to actively hate it.  It’s part of the ebb and flow of life.  

Right?

Sigh.  Sometimes, it is just too much.

But then there is Eeyore to cheer me up.

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”

 

If that doesn’t make you laugh – try this one:

“Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he.

“Why, what’s the matter?”

“Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

“Can’t all what?” said Pooh, rubbing his nose.

“Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”

i do love Eeyore.  And hope you’re enjoying your day!!  🙂

21 Responses to “A Conspiracy”

  1. Jz December 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    pssst!
    Try Vitamin D. I stumbled onto it by accident, taking it for something else but it has helped LOTS. Not entirely gone, so you can still feel that flow of the seasons but it really helped that bottom-of-the-pit feeling I get during the long, dark days…

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      Thanks, Jz, i’ll have to try it. Because you say so. 🙂

      yY

      aisha

  2. faithful December 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I do love me an Eeyore! I just can’t wait till Tuesday cause then its January and we can put this December thingy behind us !

    Exercise helps~ but you know that too.

    Hope your Sir is feeling better soon!

    ~faithful

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Hey, Faithful,

      Yep, i do know how helpful exercise is, thanks! And ice cream, right?

      lol…

      Thanks for the good wishes. 🙂

      aisha

  3. sin December 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    “…half of my friends seem to be in the midst of emotionally painful growth opportunities”. Is that what we’re calling them? I can’t wait for the growth.

    -sin

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Lol, sin, yes, that’s what i’m going with. Although really, AFOG is better – Another Fuckin’ Opportunity for Growth. Um, frigging, i meant fringing… not to be confused with figging…

      aisha

  4. Wordwytch December 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    For SAD, I recommend light bulb changes, exercise and lots of small nibbles of dark chocolate. Serotonin levels drop, so boost them. (ex has it) Also, sometimes we just need to sleep. Really sleep.

    As for the rest, sometimes we need to listen as to why we are being delayed. The same ex frequently lost his keys. One very um… unpleasant episode delayed him nearly 2 hours. To say that he left in a foul mood is an understatement. He called me once he got to work and apologized. Had he left on time, he’d have died in a car crash that he could not have avoided. 20 car pile up. So, when I’m being delayed, I take a deep breath and figure there is a reason I can’t see.

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      Thanks, Wordwytch, for the helpful tips on SAD, particularly the dark chocolate. And sleep. Two of my favorite things. 🙂

      As for the rest, of course you’re right. And in my more Zen moments, i’m totally in touch with that. Just not so much yesterday. However, i decided to go with the zen-ness of just going with whatever i was feeling and hoping that would work me back to a more zen way of being. If that makes ANY sense.

      hugs,

      aisha

      • Wordwytch December 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

        Yes, it does make sense. Just like when you crave something to eat, it’s usually a good idea to have just a little. We’ve lost that connection between the seasons and our bodies. Winter is a time to slow down, recharge and let things rest. That includes us.

        Hugs!

  5. faerie December 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    I have issues with SAD also and dread the winter months. So thanks for the eeyore quotes, they definitely made me smile 🙂 I hope your Sir is better soon.

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      Thanks, faerie! Eeyore gets it doesn’t he? 🙂

      And thanks for the good wishes.

      aisha

  6. vanillamom December 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Vitamin D also helps with SADD…and while it is often depressing, cold and bleak, Art, music, sexSEXsex, and writing all help. 🙂

    Failing that? Eyeore. 🙂

    Hug,

    nilla
    ps hope your Sir is better soon. Mine had a 3-week “thing”…I got to make him chicken soup! And He ate every drop of it. Was it coincidence that he got better soon after? 🙂

    n

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Hey, ‘Nilla,

      Ok, Vitamin D, art, music and sex ~ i’m on it. Keeping Eeyore around too!

      You know my Sir doesn’t eat chicken at all, ever, right? Otherwise, he might already be well too… lol. Thanks for the get well wishes though.

      hugs,

      aisha

  7. night owl December 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I third the Vitamin D. I have no excuse for the lack of Sunshine being in Florida but I do find Vitamin D helps. My doc says that humans have to be in direct sunlight in a bikini for 20 minutes a day to get the required amount of D. Who does that?

    Eeyore is so endearing. “Thanks for noticing me.”

    Those painful growth opportunities look much better from the backside, much like a pink bottom after a good spanking. 😉

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:38 am #

      Hi, Night Owl,

      Vitamin D – yes, ma’am.

      And no, i can’t imagine 20 minutes a day in a bikini in direct sunlight!

      And what a nice analogy on the AFOG’s – you are sooo right.

      hugs,

      aisha

  8. Cassaundra December 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Well, I have no cures for any of your icks, but you have all of my sympathies….you and your Sir….

    *hugs

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      Hi, Cassaundra,

      Hugs and sympathy are much appreciated!

      aisha

  9. ancilla_ksst December 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    I love Winnie the Poo and friends. They come up with the best stuff. I keep hoping my kids will stop seeing them as “lame” and see the grown up wisdom there.

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      Yeah, me too, Ancilla. i dont’ know how old your kids are, but there is that stage of not appreciating things like Winnie and friends. They’ll outgrow it i’m sure.

      hugs,

      aisha

  10. Fondles December 30, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    this might explain why i love you. I love pooh. And in fact, finally got round to watching “A bear named Winnie:” about the bear from Winnipeg who inspired the Poohbear stories.

    • aisha December 30, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      Grinning ~ thanks, Fondles. It is a bond, isn’t it? i haven’t watched that, i’ll have to check it out.

      Are you familiar with the Tao of Pooh? It’s pretty cool, you’d like it if you don’t already have it.

      aisha

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