Wednesday, March 16, 2011

all the worlds i could lift.




I've been feeling a little discouraged. And a little bit useless too. Maybe it has something to do with how hard I hit my head the other morning (on a door frame...? because I'm clumsy/awesome like that). Or how I keep waking up for hours in the middle of every night, unable to sleep. I'm tired and I just want to curl up in bed and ignore the things I need to do.

This is an attempt to cheer myself up: photos of bright and happy colors around our house. It's working for the moment.

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  1. Oh my. I' ve been so clumsy today too, and have a giant sore on my scalp from hitting my head on an electrical box. Is it something in the air?!

    Here's to Thursday being better lady!

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  2. Ouch, I hope you'll be feeling better. It always sucks to be feeling down in the dumps.

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  3. you take the prettiest pictures. makes me want to delete all mine! puts me to shame.

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  4. Beautiful photos Angela! I hope you feel better soon. Not being able to sleep is a drag :( PS My sister in law has those bowls... I ate out of the salmon colored one tonight because it matched my cardigan.

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  5. After I showed mom that video of Clara running into the wall and we laughed until we cried, I jammed my finger on a door knob while carrying a laundry basket.

    PS If you're bored tomorrow around 1pm, L, E & C are going on a scavenger hunt in our backyard... :)

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  6. so strange, i just had a major mental meltdown and the two words i kept circling back to were discouraged and overwhelmed. maybe it's the unwelcome heat we're having? feel better.

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  7. Happy colors do lift the spirit. Good idea. Chin up, girl.

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  8. Sorry to hear you can't sleep, that would throw me too. I am awful to be around when I haven't slept properly, dozy and clumsy not to mention grumpy!

    Have a glass of red and a warm bath tonight and quiet time (if you can) for a good 2 hours before you go... I hope you're not stressing!

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  9. you can always start over the next day. :) Being in a slump is no fun....but I love how you've brightened your day with vintage kitchenware. :)

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  10. Bright colors always make me feel better too. Normally when I am feeling tired or discouraged I just set a goal or deadline: finish X by this time (usually a couple hours from now). I rarely finish what I set out to do, but it makes me feel like I can push to get that done and not feel guilty taking a break after that deadline has passed.

    By the way, I *love* those 'Hello' notes you have. Where do I find them?

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  11. I hate day/days like that. I have them too, especially when I'm overwhelmed with everything on my plate. Hopefully those pretty pretty pictures cheered you up a bit! Annnd its almost the weekend, thats a good thing too! xoxo

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  12. i'm really dying over that flower pattern on that scarf/napkin thing! and i'm convinced colors really can have an effect on our mood! thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures :)

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  13. Angela, there must be something in the water. I totally hit my eye on the top of a chair the other day. It hurt quite a bit for a few days!

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  14. I would never use the word graceful to describe myself. I hit myself with the car visor yesterday and fainted once from hitting my elbow so hard on a towel rack. One time Ryan and I took it so far to have a clumsy contest and wrote down every clumsy act we did in one week. I won after I fell out of the shower.

    Bummer times happen. It will pass.

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  15. Awh. I hate those little ruts in life. But the good thing is that tomorrow always comes! And it has the opprotunity to be better! I get through those times by telling myself outloud "I can do this". It's dumb, but it's surprising how much it helps me. Hearing it. Saying it. Believing it. :)

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  16. ugh. i hate feeling that way and actually last night, lando and i talking and i said "i feel like did everything wrong today!" taking pretty pictures, curling my hair or cleaning my house always helps (the latter was my get-out-of-dumps-card today)

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  17. Once while living in Oregon I got out of my bathtub, Bryn was on my bed reading a book and I bent down to get a towel out of the bottom cupboard and quickly stood up and hit my head on the top door so hard that I actually passed out. I woke up in a pool of blood (head wounds are bloody!) and a worried 4 year old. Not to mention a stark naked self. So what I am saying is I am clumsy too.

    Sorry you aren't sleeping. That is the worst!

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  18. I hate funks like that! I slip into them all too easily.

    Love the bowls. Saving up for some as we speak!

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  19. Very amazing blog with unique types of stuffs. Awesome and very fantastic.

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  20. i loathe slumps like that. i especially loathe not being able to sleep because there a very few things i love more than sleep.

    you are amazing and i mean that in every way and very sincerely. i read this tonight and it was just what i needed...
    Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.

    The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort;

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  21. we're all in need of some reminders from time to time...so here's mine to you.
    you inspire me on a daily! your photos and style knock my socks off. your honest approach at life is really something and you pulling yourself up by your vintage floral scarf is even better!
    from one clumsy insomniac gal to another...here's to feeling better!

    <3

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  22. Give me a lever and a place to stand, and I shall move the world

    Archimedes

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  23. Sleep is overrated

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  24. I hope you start to feel better soon! I have been in the same mood lately. Your house seems to have wonderful little bright things in it. :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  25. Cheer up, Charlie. I hope you have a beautiful day. And I hope your head feels better! I just bit my tongue, ouch.

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  26. I know how you feel about being in a funk. I was in one for a week or so. Making changes seems to help, so that's why I cut my hair. Not a big deal in the scheme of things, but it somehow made me feel better.

    & those bowls are lovely. I have them in a mint green but I want every single color!

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