Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ennui and Randomness.

I'm baaack!!

In a normal March, Brad and I would have already hit a beach someplace. Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas.

I would have gotten a break from the 6 month long/near constant winter here in fabulous Minnesota!

But alas~ this year that is not the case.

I'm struggling, kids. I'm not gonna lie to you. The days are longer. Daylight savings time has ended (Praise God!) but we still have at least a foot of snow and it's very, very cold.

So...bring on the  unbearable ennui!


  [ahn-weeahn-wee; French ahn-nwee] 
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom:

So...that's where I've been. I've had ideas for posts. Cake pictures I've wanted to share. A pile of books I want to read. And yet..when I'm not working, I find myself watching episodes of "Chopped"and other things I'm not interested in! I almost can't stop myself!

What I need: Fresh air! Sun! Warmth! I'm pasty and broken!

Just kidding about the last part.

Flowers from Brad for our six year anniversary on March 2nd. (We've been married five, together for six.)
Now THAT is happy!

I did see my best friend for lunch and pie yesterday. That was also fun. She is hilarious. I wish everyone had someone like her in their corner. She's very sweet, thoughtful and loyal. And when I am not my best self, she gently points out "Well..maybe that wasn't the BEST way to go about it." Necessary. Everyone needs that.

I also saw my nephews Emerson and Andrew for lunch last Friday. They both had the day off of school. Andrew was throwing out hilarious comments left and right and sounded mature. We drove by his school where he's in fifth grade and he said "Well, there's the school that's failing me!" ??? I tried to ask more about it, but he and Emerson heard a song on the radio that they had to sing along with. After lunch, they wanted to hit the McDonald's playland. Once we found it (I'm  not super clear where all McD's playlands are in their neighborhood) Andrew said 'Yeah, this will be fine but I really like the older ones. This is too modern."

And we're leaving McDonald's and getting (I think) Shamrock Shakes around 5:30PM- Andrew loudly says "yeah, I think the Catholics just take themselves too seriously!" and proceeds to order two double cheeseburgers while everyone else is getting fish fillets. LOL. Hilarious. He's been "forced by my grandma" to go to classes for a catholic communion. He is so. funny.

I will now be heading back to work!

Have a beautiful day!




rachel said...

What are your nephew's thoughts on the new pope?

I hope you get some warmer weather up there soon. My coworker has sun lamps that she sits under during the winter so she won't get the blahs. Not a tanning bed, but some vitamin D producing lamp.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hang in there, TOT! Surely it's almost over?We have beautiful weather but we are covered in tree pollen and I feel like I'm hacking up a lung. The world is yellow. I kind of feel like you...drifting along until it passes! Your nephews are a hoot.
I need McDoodles.
xxx, TOT

Nicole said...

Ennui is exactly the right word! Dude, I am soooooo sick of winter. And it's snowing right now, as I type. Mother Nature needs some progesterone, 'cause clearly she's all
perimenopausal. I can relate. Totally.

I dream of wearing sandals and baring my Cajun Shrimp polished toes.......

Grace said...

Yessir, I'm a bit blah, but that's mainly because it's middle of the semester. The more I have to do, the more unmotivated I am. It's terrible.

And yes, the Catholics do take themselves too seriously. Someone had to say it. ;D said...

Ahhh.. You all make me smile and laugh!

Rachel- thanks to you, I did ask him what he thinks of the new pope- he was confused. Reminded me of my own CCD classes and how I didn't learn much!! Btw.. Tried to comment on how lovely Mamie is looking and my post was deleted.. She looks fabulous!

TOT- Shamrock shakes for a limited time ! Get on that green goodness..or wait a year!

Nicole- Cajun shrimp toes?! Lol!! Ahhhh.. I assumed you'd relate given your location. Enough. Now!

Grace- they do take themselves too seriously. I was raised catholic and it never resonated with me. I did like drinking the wine to upset my mom- that part was fun!