Lately I have had a really bad case of what Dale calls “the don’ts”. I get home from work and “don’t” want to do anything that requires thinking.Â I don’t want to do anything but “veg” out in front of the tv.Â I don’t want to read anything educational and I don’t want to work at anything.Â I am needing a good dose of holiday spirit and holiday vacation.Â I know – we just had a few days off for Thanksgiving but that didn’t do it for me.
I don’t want to watch the news about how bad the economy is.Â I don’t want to read the news about how bad unemployment is.Â I don’t want to hear about politics or the war. I don’t want to think about some guy over in Iraq who is missing his family and I don’t want to think about family and friends who are struggling right now.
It’s not that I don’t care about all those things and I usually love to learn new things, read new things, and do more when I get home than turn into an extra lump of a pillow in a chair in the living room.
I apologize deeply to all who have it so much worse than I do, for whining but I am feeling very much like Scarlet O’hara right now – I will think about it in the morning (or after Christmas)Â I will say a prayer and leave it with God and trust that He is going to work it all out and wait for the circle to turn to where I can drum up a bit of enthusiasm or even a slight case of curiosity.Â I. am. officially. no. fun.
This too shall pass.