Monday, February 02, 2009

All Aboard the Sarcasm Train (choo!choo!)

Here we are, in the middle of winter and my seasonal depression crap has kicked in full force. I'm weepy and depressed and really could just do with some warmer temps and some flip flops without my little piggies turning into ice cubes. I realize that I'm in Mississippi and you folks up in those colder states are pointing and laughing at me. And perhaps even (gasp!)scoffing at me. Show me some sympathy! I grew up in Florida and this time of year, my little Floridian heart longs for the warm sun (yeah, don't ask me about being a Floridian in August- I'll deny it- the sun will melt the hair off your head). My best defense against the winter blues (besides driving my husband crazy with incessant tears) is sarcasm.

We celebrated Groundhog Day today at school and will celebrate it the whole week by singing joyous Groundhog Day songs and reading ancient Groundhog Day stories at school. What? Did you NOT celebrate Punxsatawney Phil emerging his tiny, rodent head out of the ground? Well THAT is a travesty.

Of course, this holiday (snort) shall be IMMEDIATELY followed by Valentine's Day, oh the day that made Hallmark stores what they are today. I will make 60 Valentine's Day cards this weekend (possibly 70!) and make four dozen cupcakes next week for school parties. And sing Valentine's songs aplenty.

And, OF COURSE, that will be immediately followed by President's Day. Do you have your President's Day cards filled out and ready to mail? I'm a little behind on that right now. You know, I may not actually get those out this year. Wipe your tears.

Contrary to my previous statements, I actually am enjoying these events. It will make February go by quickly and March brings (ta-dah!) Spring!! And Spring Break! And Daffodils! And Cherry Blossoms! And open-toed sandals! Well, maybe not open-toed sandals in March (a mistake I make every year), but there will be a lot more open-window days. Sigh.

Off to get a blanket for my frozen piggies...

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Maybe Poe has a little Valentine ditty that will cheer you! What you probably need is a trip back here....but not on Wednesday when it will hit the 20's again. It was in the 80's last week!

The word verification "word" was knesoc...that thing's better than a fortune cookie!

-C said...

Way to make the most of it. I'm sure I've told you before ... but sometimes I feel like I get a peek into my future life through you. Four dozen cupcakes and 60 valentines. Fun!

Anna said...

Yes. I get winter depression thing too. It just makes you want to go lie in the sun for hours and hours and hours and . . . but pink icing helps! Yes it does. :)

michelle said...

Poop on winter!

Missy said...

March also brings you to the Ham and to your friends that will pet you and say dersia mersia when you are depressed and sad. Although if you are here with us, I can't imagine that you will be depressed or sad.

Christy D said...

I've been trying very hard to stay positive up here in this horrible Pittsburgh but it is getting the better of me and I just can't help it. I can't wait for this winter to be over! I miss Florida, even the summer!

Anonymous said...

Yes - your Aunt Cheryl is right a poem will help your blues.

Let see - I checked out a book called "Anna Banana 101 Jump Rope Rhymes" from the library today. Kaylin's and my favorite...

Charlie Chaplin sat on a pin
How many inches did it go in?
1-2-3-4-5-...

:) - come and jump with us....
love, mom