Case of the Blahs

by Melanie Edwards on August 4, 2008 · 9 comments

in life

I’ve been having a case of the blahs lately. I can’t even figure out why. It’s not like I have anything to complain about.

Work is ok. And, I’m thankful that I have a job considering the state of things these days.

We have a home. (check)

We have food. (check)

Baby girl is doing good – she’s not sick and there’s no behavioral issues. (check)

And yet, I feel blah.

Then that turns into guilt for feeling blah when I know there are others out there dealing with so much.

Maybe it’s the monotony of everyday life. You know, the same old same old routine we go through.

Get up.

Get dressed.

Go to work.

Sit at desk for 8 hours.

Pick up kid.

Drive home.

Make/eat dinner.

Clean up dishes.

Kid’s bath/bed time.

Crash on couch.

Go to bed.

Repeat.

Today I called my husband and said, “I feel like playing hooky and forgetting about that whole ‘responsible parent’ thing and just going to have fun with you. Like we did back in high school/college.”

And of course, now I feel guilty for saying that.

Cause when I have such a wonderful daughter, why would I want to leave her behind with her abuelos to go have fun on my own?

This little blah-phase needs to leave.

Fast.

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1 pamela August 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

I have had a case of the blahs since I got back from vacation.

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2 Amy Vittonel August 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Play hookie with your hubby. Nothing wrong wth that. I did that on Sunday. We went out to the mall. Broke but we looked around then went and had lunch. Then we drove, slowly, home! LOL Everyone needs that!=)

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3 ModernMami August 4, 2008 at 1:25 pm

You know, vacations will do that to you Pamela. Every time I have a day off I realize how much I’m missing out by working.

Amy: I suppose that’s true. Glad you did it!

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4 Sandie Law August 4, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Don’t feel guilty about wanting to have fun. If you need a break – a day of playing hookie – then do it. You, your husband, and your kid will be better off for it. A happy mommy = a happy family. :)

That said, I, too, have a case of the blahs. It doesn’t help that I don’t love my job, that my website isn’t exactly taking off, or that it’s 98 degrees and super humid here. We’re going on vacation next week…I have a feeling I’ll be worse off afterward. It’s not going to be a restful vacation at all.

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5 ModernMami August 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Feel the same Sandie. It’s just nearly 100 and very humid in Orlando as well – plus we get rain every day. blah

I too am recently frustrated at my job and want to desperately be at home with my girl. I know I could do so much more, even with our own business goals, if I could have more hours in the day.

Hope your vacation helps! Try to have fun. And your website will take off. Give it time.

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6 Philippa August 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm

My husband and I are going through the same thing. We recently came back from vacation also, but what makes it worse is we went to visit the city we are moving to next year. We are so excited about the move that coming back to our lifes here just doesn’t seem thrilling at all. We are so moppy today its sad. Just counting down the days till we move and start our new lives…

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7 ModernMami August 4, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Philippa: use it as motivation to get things done faster! ;)

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8 Keep It Classy,Jen August 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I think we all feel like this sometimes and it’s OK!! We all need date nights with our hubby’s at least once a month!!

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9 ModernMami August 5, 2008 at 2:24 pm

I wonder if I can swing once a month? I’d be good with that.

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