Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Singing the Blues

It's one of those days today. A day where if you could just crawl into a hole and die, you would. A day where all you want to do is cry but you can't cause you are at work.

Wow, sounds a little dramatic, huh? We all deserve some drama sometimes. So, what's got me singing the blues? Man, another off topic blog post! But depression is a factor in healthy living so let's just go with that!

Blues #1: My car. Sigh. I would love to get a new one. It's been having some problems so I finally took it in to get checked out. Yeah, that's always a topic of depression for me. It's going to cost around $1,000 plus a little. The problem is mostly labor costs. They get you in the labor every single time. I have parts that cost $4.50 or $14 and the labor is 1.5-3 hrs worth for this and that. I should have been a mechanic. I'd be rich.

So, the dilemma...get a new car or get mine fixed. Would LOVE to get a new car. I know it's not hard to do. And shelling $1,000 into an old crappy car is just not good. I could use that money for a "new" used car. I just don't want a car payment right now. So, I've decided to get it fixed, this one last time. I've been saying I will get a new car next year and that's probably what I'll do.

Now if I could just win the lottery!! Hmm..... oh wait! I have to play the lottery in order to win it. Never mind.

Blues #2: Still over my goal weight. Ok, I'll deal with that. I'm not super depressed about that.

Blues #3: The greatest guy I've met in a long time lives 450 miles away. 'Nuff said.

Blues #4: It's winter. And it's cold. And they said that we will get "arctic air" next week. Gee thanks! That makes me feel so much happier right now!

People have so many harder issues that mine little crappy ones. And I try to put that into perspective. I have my health. I have good family, good friends and a good boyfriend. I mean, seriously? What am I complaining about? I really think the weather is to blame. Cold weather and gray skies really put me in a bad mood. Maybe I should get some vitamin D pills??

And I would love to get a temporary second job to earn a few extra bucks. But what would I do? Be a cashier at walgreens or something? Get a waitressing job? Any ideas?

Thanks for listening to the bitching and moaning. I think sometimes we all need one of these so we can appreciate all the good things.

7 comments:

  1. Car problems would depress anyone. Do you have friend or family member who would do the work at a reduced price?

    Hmmm....maybe bf would be interested in moving closer? :)

    My dr put me on vitamin d. I think exercise is a great anti-depressant. Find something that is fun like spinning or Zumba and get those feel-good endorphins flowing.

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  2. I was in your same situation yesterday about our truck - thought it was going to cost $2500 to fix, and it only cost $120! That never happens to us!

    And yes, while things aren't exactly where you want them, its times like that you need to pull out a notebook and start writing every night what you are grateful for that day.

    I swear it will change your mood entirely! For example, I wish I had a kitchen big enough for more than 1 person to cook at a time. While that makes me sad sometimes, I have to stop in my tracks and think:

    I have a roof over my head.
    I have a loving husband and daughter.
    I have a fridge and pantry full of food.
    And I wood burning stove that heats my house so my gas bill for November was only $31.

    All those small things add up to great things in my book! :D

    Hang in there!

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  3. You guys are great! Thanks for the insight!

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  4. Souds like me, things are always on the the verge of making me lose my mind but, what doesn't break us makes us stronger right?

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  5. Anonymous12/08/2010

    You don't want to be a mechanic, that was the most depressing job I ever had. It was always the same, labor costs more than the part. But to get to the cheap part we have to take most of the car apart, in most cases needing to own special tools and what not to do so. How many people are ever happy to see a mechanic? Also replace with known good Ford as I told you last night.

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  6. I have a roof over my head.
    I have a loving husband and daughter.
    I have a fridge and pantry full of food.
    And I wood burning stove that heats my house so my gas bill for November was only $31.


    this is great!!!!

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