Friday, November 21, 2008

Blurgal-ing. My New Word

I have been rather sick. It started with allergies, stayed in my head for a while, and then traveled to my chest. I'm doing much better, but I'm getting the winter blues. Usually at this time of year I don't journal too much (I think I'm going to invent a new word -- "Blurgal". For some reason I don't always like to say "blog", but "journal" doesn't seem right anymore. I like "blurgal".).

While I've been blah-sick, I haven't really been out-of-commission-sick. I've wanted to clean and sort and organize and putter and cook and bake and read. So I've kind of been doing all those things. I have actually mentally composed several entries for my book blogs and for "I Stand Corrected", I just haven't got around to actually writing them. So I may not do much in this blurgal for a bit so that I can concentrate on the other ones. If you don't see me here, don't worry.

I've been sorting a
nd organizing files, both hard files and files on my computer. I have hundreds of pictures that need to be sorted as well, and I'm actually in the mood to do some scrapbooking with them. Whether I will or not is another matter. I have a lot of research material that has needed for quite some time to be sorted and organized and put into binders, and I am still doing the interviews with my mother that I have to transcribe and then put into some order.

Where am I going with this? I have no idea. I was going to write about feeling blah and going through a bit of depression, which I usually do when it starts getting cold and gloomy; and before I could even
get to writing that down I felt I had to start defending myself and reassuring everyone that I'm fine and keeping busy with projects that interest me right now. So are you reassured? lol I do feel the darkness start to shut in every year about now, and I fight it off, and it eventually goes away. I have my good days and my bad days. And I really do have several projects going that interest me, so please don't think I'm hiding under the covers or in a corner somewhere. I just may not feel like updating Dusty Pages very often for a while with day-to-day activities, although I may pop in with a random post now and then.

But I can update a bit now. We have three big stores closing in our area: Clarksville's K-Mart, Circuit City, and Value City. Big signs that the economy is bad. They all have sales going on right now. I went by the K-Mart today and pi
cked up a few things. I got some very pretty folders and binders to store some of those notes and files that I've been organizing and sorting. And they had the ink that my printer uses for two or three dollars cheaper than its usual price.

Eler Beth wants to go see "Bolt" this weekend. She actually wanted to go today, but I said tomorrow would be better. We will probably go. It looks like a cute movie. I first saw the previews at the theater a couple months ago when we
went to see "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (which was actually kind of cute -- much better than I had expected it to be).

Eler Beth is over her cold/virus and should be able to go hunting next week. Thomas has already got two deer, one buck and one doe. So she has some catching up to do.

The weather has been okay I guess. We had a few snow flurries
yesterday that didn't amount to much, and it was actually very sunny today, just not warm. I have a feeling we're going to have a real winter this year, which won't be so bad actually.

And I guess that's all I've got for now y'all. I'll try to get by to say hello to everyone this weekend.

And I guess that's all for now.


Leigh said...

Blurgal-ing. Hmm, interesting.
I think it's the transition from autumn to winter that is so hard on one. I've gotten the seasonal blues myself.
Sorry to hear about the store closings in your area. It's going to be a long, tough holiday season.
I'm going to combine comments and say Congratulations on your Marie Antionette award, too!
:) Leigh

Lynne said...

I sometimes feel the same mood creep on me when its gloomy outside. Hang in there GF! Look into natural light that you can turn on in the house, they have them - I know I read about that it helps! Best wishes sweetie!

Beth said...

I struggle with a bit of S.A.D. as well, but it doesn't usually hit me until later in the season, when the lack of sunshine has gone on for a couple of months. Indiana has one of the lowest numbers of sunny winter days in the country. I'm not helping much, am I? ;)

But I think you're doing the best thing in having projects and activities...things that can occupy your mind and time so that you don't "focus inward" too much.

We'll get through the winter--we always do! We got 8-10 inches at our place yesterday. Yikes!

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hang in there, actually saw sunshine yesterday :o)

I am confident you will keep yourself occupied and this winter will be over before we know it.

Glad you are feeling better.

sober white women said...

I have been cleaning and sorting as well. When I start to get the blues I sit under light. I know it sounds strange, but it really does work.

I have noticed a lot of good sales already and I have even seen the black friday ads. This year I will not be standing in line for that! LOL

Rose said...

Interesting word!

Stay warm and healthy. As far as weather......I live in Florida so I no longer experience the chill and snow and ice yet I truly miss New England.

Hugs, Rose

Yasmin said...

It's the time of year, it's hard to get motivated as everybody seems to be getting ready for the long winter, sorry to hear your allergies have been playing up and hope tey settle soon.

Take care


Gerry said...

I am down here reading your blog, catching up, as I wondered what was going on with you, Eler Beth and the rest of the family. I enjoy your occasional sharing of something funny. I, like you, get tied up and slowed down reading all the blogs. I do like bookish people's blogs, so I will always check on yours from time to time! Hope you get used to the gloom of winter and stop feeling even slightly depressed. I do think almost daily sunshine as it comes in Arizona is a cheerer upper! Gerry