Friday, February 12, 2010

Gloom Chasers



Hello all! Are you looking forward to a celebratory weekend? It was not the greatest of weeks around here, between coughing kids and my unwise time use choices.  Nevertheless, several things lifted my spirits.

1. Flowers

My husband brought home a bouquet of tulips for me to enjoy this week.  They are my favorite flower.  Before we were married I used to buy single stems for myself as a pretty pick-me-up.  Ever done that?


2. Singing

Often I am so wrapped up in trying to catch up on all the things I've fallen behind on that I forget the joy that singing brings.  So I started singing as I worked in the kitchen yesterday and wondered why I'd forgotten how good it is to open my mouth in praise.


3. Sunshine and Fresh Air

The sun returned this week, and while it was not so conducive to afternoon naps, it was a welcome sight.  We managed to walk to pick up my daughter from school several days, and were the happier for it.

If you and/or the winter months seem to be dragging, perhaps trying one or more of these ideas might encourage you to lift up your head and feel hopeful again as well.

14 comments:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Thank you for this. I need all the gloom-chasing inspiration I can get today! Especially the fresh air.

Great ideas!

The Queen Mommy said...

Such lovely tulips! I used to buy myself flowers - not daily - but just because. Every girl needs flowers...

We've had coughing kids too. And now we have congested mom & dad...

Thanks for sharing a touch of Spring!

Frugal Friend said...

My husband surprises me with yellow flowers (my fave color) and sometimes daisies (my fave flowers). So true. It's often these simple precious things that do the trick.

Happy Valentines!

secondofwett said...

Ah...you can always count on tulips to remind you of spring coming...and just cheer you up!Hope everyone feels better soon.

thecoolmom said...

I definitely need to buy some tulips. I am seeing them everywhere in the stores and every time I stop and look at them. Maybe I can find some marked-down ones after Valentines.

Kimberly said...

I love flowers and singing as well. Thank you for bringing the sunshine inside.

carikaufm said...

Ah...sunshine...what does that look like again? I do miss the sun...

Great ideas all!

Lea said...

I think we all can use some "gloom chasers" right now. Thanks for some really neat inspiration. A happy Valentine's week-end to you. Love your tulips!

Jamie said...

I am a recent Tulip convert. I especially love the pink ones! Nice ideas for cheer.

SusanC said...

I used to buy myself yellow tulips and white daisies -- it's been too long since I did that!

bashtree said...

Those tulips are so pretty. I used to buy myself tulips, too! They really do brighten everything. He picked a wonderful color too!

samantha said...

Thank you for these helpful tips. My favorite flowers are roses:) I have thought about buying myself flowers, but never did. Yet. I love the picture of the tulips, so colorful and cheery!

Dory said...

I was getting so tired of everyone complaining about snow that I did a winter color post on my blog!! My favorite flower is Gladiola
Dory ~http://www.amommymadeit.com

joyceandnorm said...

We're not doing too well over here either. I love tulips. I don't have a favorite flower, but tulips are really simple and nice. Hope you are getting better.