Friday, December 3, 2010

Case of the Fridays?

We've all heard the Office Space classic line "Looks like somebody's got a case of Mondays."  Well, I apparently have a case of the Fridays.  I'd love to tell you that it means I'm in a great mood - perky and ready to take on the world.  But I'm just...not.

Nothing horrible has happened.  There are some of us in Blogland going through some really serious stuff...illnesses, loss of loved ones, etc.  I'm not going through any of that so that may make this post seem kinda whiny but oh we go - bullet style.
  • I was supposed to go back to the gym on Monday.  I had given myself a couple weeks off after my walk to recuperate and get geared up for more working out.  It is now Friday and I haven't been to the gym all week.  Such a lazy %*@!  Blah!
  • My family issues STILL have not been resolved.  I'm so sad about this.  I won't go into all the details but my parents still believe they've done nothing wrong.  Even if they think this, you'd think they could apologize without actually owning up to a mistake...say something like "We're sorry we upset you...we didn't think you'd get that worked up," or something like that.  But NO.  And they're so freakin' stubborn.  The problem is until they own up to the fact that maybe what they did wasn't the best idea, I can't possibly begin to forgive them.  It's the holidays for goodness sake!  A time to put things behind you and be with family and friends but I can't because they screwed me over too close to Christmas!  Blah!
  • Work still sucks.  I like my job and it's a decent job.  I know in this economy I should just feel lucky I have one.  But I feel like they pile a lot of work on me while my partner doesn't take on nearly the same amount of responsibility and I feel I am not adequately rewarded for it.  I don't need a lot of recognition or pats on the back but come raise/bonus time, I feel I should be acknowledged with a heftier paycheck.  The company I work for, however, is very cheap and know they can take advantage of its workers because we're all in a constant state of fear of our jobs being outsourced. They don't have to pay us well because they know we're not going anywhere.  Blah!
  • I'm so tired of not having any money.  I admit I'm not a great saver and my hubby and I accumulated a lot of debt over the years.  But we have been living off nothing but cash for a long time now and we just can't seem to get ahead.  So tired of living paycheck to paycheck.  Anything goes wrong?  We're screwed.  Blah!
  • I'm ready to leave AZ.  I'm tired of not having seasons.  I want to move somewhere where leaves actually change colors and you need a coat in the winter and it's not 75 freakin' degrees at Christmas!  I know tons of people love this about AZ but I'm just tired of it. This summer really just got to was just too hot for too long and I've had it.  Not to mention the fact that Phoenix has just gotten too big for my tastes.  I'm a smaller town girl...I'd like to actually meet my neighbors and maybe have some couple friends to hang out with.  Is that so much to ask for????  Blah!
  • I suck at goal setting.  I can't seem to set a goal for myself.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I've been pondering what I want December to look like and I just can't bring myself to make any decisions.  Blah!
OK.  So enough complaining.  What am I going to do about these things?  Well, the money situation and the living situation is just what it is.  I can't do much to change that right now.  The gym and the goals...that I can do something about.  My very first goal is to get back to the gym on Monday.  Period.  No ifs, ands or buts about it.  Once I've reached that goal...I'm expanding it to going to the gym at least 3 days a week and trying a Zumba class before the end of the year.  There.  Goals...check.  My other goal right now is to pull myself out of this funk and enjoy the holiday season.  In that spirit, I'm accepting Linda's challenge at Linda's Bandwidth.  She challenged us to find the holiday spirit and take pictures this weekend of whatever gets us in the mood.  So I'm decorating my house this weekend, gonna watch a little Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my girls and drink some calorie-laden eggnog.  I'll post pictures on Monday.  I encourage anyone feeling in a rut right now to find something to do this weekend that will lift your spirits - holiday related or not.  Just do something you know will make you smile.  Go for a walk, go to the zoo, visit with friends, play a card game, read a book - anything.  Just do it for you and do it for your spirit.  You'll feel better, I promise.  With that, I leave you with a Friday Funny:


-Grace- said...

*HUGS* I hope things get better soon!

amandakiska said...

Sorry things are so crappy right now. I wish I could fix it!

LDswims said...


Sometimes the Fridays suck. And what makes it worse is we tend to expect the Fridays to be when we look back and say 'blah' it just really sucks.

Hang in there. You are doing things to turn it all around and sometimes we just have to have down weeks to appreciate the great ones. It's almost the weekend, a great time to decompress and with Linda's challenge, it's a great time to look forward. I can't wait to see what you post - I'm taking advantage of the challenge, too!

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

{{{Huggggggsssss}}}.. I am sorry you're "blah" right now, and I know that being blah takes its toll.. I love that you're looking at it positively though and trying to do something about it. I like that challenge idea of taking this weekend and doing something positive - and if you weren't so far away, I'd be watching Rudolph WITH you!! I love Rudolph and Eggnog!!

I like the Friday Funny, too - that looks like my machine at home! The only thing missing is the clothes hanging on the bars...

Have a terrific weekend, Friend. I'll be thinking about you!

Jess said...

Hope things improve quick!

Hang in there.

Kristin said...

Hang in there, girl.

Amanda said...

Hang in there! I know things seem bad right now but once a few of those things turn around everything else won't seem so bad. It's hard to comment on the riff between your they really know they've hurt you? Do they know you are upset? Feel better girl!

Rachel said...

Hugs from me too...