Artificial Happiness

I'm trying to get some energy and happiness, or at least less "meh" pumping through my veins. Walked Zoe to Starbucks this morning, shared a breakfast sandwich with her, and usually my puppy makes me happy ... But this morning everything annoy me. Even she can tell I'm in a mood. Instead of sleeping with me last night she slept on my daughters empty bed.

Last night I had no energy to do much, but I had three weeks of just my own laundry to do, so three movies later, I had all of it done except the bedding. My co-workers will thank me. My hamper already does.
By the way, don't watch "Joyful Noise " when moody. If you do, grab a box of tissue. Ryan Reynolds and Michael Fassbender were much better distractions.

I think when I get home I'm going to start listing more things on freecycle. Time to declutter again along with the usual housecleaning.

Any have any suggestions for good aroma therapy for winter blues? I really want to air out the house but I don't need a higher heating bill right now. The smell of clean laundry just isn't enough.
Even Zoe knows 


  1. And Fabreeze! Seriously. Just walking around the house, spritzing that, helps. :)

    And of course, if you're having all these weeks to yourself, CALL US! Come down! Come hang!!!!

  2. I couldn't get started the other day until I got my coffee & put on a Sevendust album... I often forget the music part when trying to jump-start myself...

  3. Febreeze gives me a headache LOL! Joy uses it all the time in her room. I found some candles at Target that seemed to clean the air. Can't wait until I can buy some Yankee Candles

  4. I was just thinking about how stuffy my apartment was a few hours ago. As you know, I've been very sick, so I haven't gotten out much. Today I came back in from selling some art to a buyer and wrinkled my nose. Like you, I can't afford to open the windows and heat the outside, but here's what I plan on doing.

    I used to spritz Febreze around the house (Lavender Vanilla was the only scent of theirs that didn't make me gag), but I found candles by Wick were nice. It's hard to find candles that smell manly but which pass the approval of my daughters, but Wick has a few scents that do the trick. I can't afford one right now, tho, so I'm going to cook aromatic things to spice up the house. I was thinking of tossing a peppermint teabag into a boiling pot of water and see if it would act like an impromptu potpourri.

  5. That or orange/lemon peels on simmer. I used to do that when I lived in Oregon. Worked wonders when the house was full of kids, plus had the added bonus of humidifying the house.

    I hope you're feeling better D Cootey


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