Eating chocolate doesn't really fix the funky mood, but it does make me feel good for a moment.
Eating more chocolate makes me feel even better until it doesn't and then I feel sick.
Plus, it makes me fatter and fatter.
With chocolate not sounding like a good way to start my day, I took some much needed time
to sit down and read blogs that I've been missing due to lack of time, energy, or that nasty thing
called a funk//blues/dark days or whatever you call your not-so-happy moments.
Yes, I get that way sometimes.
When I was a young mom I went to the doctor because I just couldn't kick feeling depressed.
The nurse taking my vitals asked me why I came in to see the doctor.
When I said I was feeling depressed she said something that made me want to laugh...
"You don't look depressed."
What the heck does depressed look like! She was clueless, for sure.
I had a friend who wouldn't get out of bed for days because of her depression. I ended up taking care
of her kids for a month while she was admitted to the pysch ward. She definitely looked depressed!
For some of us it's just a feeling of not wanting to do something we love...like sewing.
Or visiting my bloggy friends who always make me smile or feel inspired. Sometimes their
blogs are funny, sad, or inspiring. It doesn't matter, I love reading what they have to say.
Lately, life has made it hard to find time to sit down and visit blogs.
So this morning I decided that no matter what, I was going visiting.
The funky mood would have to step aside!
While still in my nightgown, I opened my laptop and headed out to the blogging world.
I knew I couldn't visit all of them, but I decided I would visit at least five.
Collette at What About Rheema was my first stop this morning.
She's my inspiration for carrying on when life smacks you with not-so-nice things.
I loved her stories about her husband, Jeff, and the things he would bring home to help
her in her sewing adventures. He was senselessly killed by a reckless driver.
He was the love of her life and in a blink of an eye he was gone. My heart broke for her.
In spite of that, she pulled up her pants and with her sweet dog, Bobbin, has carried on
with her life the best that she can. You really should visit her blog to read about her chickens,
fabric shopping/sewing, and travel adventures with Bobbin. I always feel better after visiting her.
Mary at Needled Mom, who inspires me every time I visit her blog, is a favorite stop.
She makes beautiful temperature quilts and other amazing projects.
She also lives in an area of the country where fires have been way too common.
I love reading about her life and feel like she's someone who'd be fun to hang out with.
Mary is the best ever at leaving comments on my posts that make me feel awesome.
Daryl at Patchouli Moon Studios has been a part of my blogging world forever (or so it seems.)
We've done a lot of blog hops together over the years. She's into making purses, totes, etc. now
and she's amazing at it. I can't imagine not having her in my blogging life!
Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks is my partner in blog hops and our block of the month series.
Her blog is full of incredible projects she's designed, sewn, and/or quilted. She rocks my world
with her ability to work full time, be a wife, mom and grandma, and still fit in time to create.
She recently made a series of blocks that were so easy to make into various quilts.
30 Quilt Blocks In 30 Days is awesome!
You need to check out her blog if you're looking for inspiration...she'll rock your world, too.
Joan at MooseStash Quilting is my favorite blog to visit when I need a good laugh.
Wait...I don't laugh at her projects, no, no, no! She's an Energizer Bunny when it comes to
creating, sewing, and quilting incredible projects. What I do laugh at is thing she'll say in her
posts or the funny bantering we do when we respond to each other's emails.
I love her and her blog. Yes, you will find moose related projects there. Go visit her!
Mary at Made by Marney is totally inspiring with her cute paper piecing projects.
I have never seen one I didn't love! I'm looking forward to 2019 being a slower year so
I can sew some of her adorable blocks that make me smile. I need to make it happen!
Well, I actually visited six blogs today and I feel better already.
Tomorrow, maybe, I'll visit more.
I was inspired by all of them and I'm sure you will be, too!
The point of this big long post is that we all have down moments that come with many
causes from tragedies we face, medical issues, or just plain having a bad day.
Visiting with my friends helped me leap over my funkiness and move on.
Some people may need medication or medical intervention.
Today I just needed my blog friends.
I've got things to do today which include getting ready for my annual Virtual Cookie Exchange.
This is the biggest one so far and no, there aren't any openings left...sorry!
I'd love to hear what blogs you enjoy visiting, so feel free to share that in the comments.
I'm always looking for blogs that make me smile!