Turn On The Old Victrola

Knowledge of self often comes at the hand of suffering.

Whoa!  Where did that come from?

I have been in a funk for the last few days- mopy, lethargic – you get the idea.  I haven’t slept well, haven’t eaten well, haven’t done my best to take care of myself.  Not sure where that coming from, but I decided this morning I didn’t want to feel this way.  You could say I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.  I just decided I am the only person who can make me feel this way.  I can be mopy and allow myself to remain in this funk, or I can pull my head out of my butt and turn it around.

First order of the day – make the bed.  If you make it, it won’t come.  “It” being the urge to crawl back under the covers and morph into a slug.  I understand my early-morning start time really puts this Middle-Aged Head (and body) through the ringer.  That leaves my days off to catch up on sleep – but that doesn’t mean I’m given license waste my day. 

Second order – turn off the computer.  I have a weakness for Spider Solitaire.  Damn you, Microsoft!  You’ve tapped into my brain, performing some computer geek mind meld and forcing me into wasting precious time playing this card game!  A pox on your house!  Seriously, I use this game not only for mindless recreation, but as an avoidance technique.  Which would you rather do – play a few hands of Spider Solitaire or do this dishes?

Third order – crank up the tunes!  This is the anti-funk!  No, I have nothing against George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic.  I love that music!  The funk of which I refer is the downward spiraling mood that I want to avoid.  Music is the pilot on the stick, bringing me out of the nose dive and leveling me out.  I loaded up the 5-disc player with Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed, Exile on Main Street and Some Girls) and cranked it up.  Funk gone!  Break the silence and play the music – often.  That is the antidote.  I feel so much better.

Unfortunately, the dishes are still sitting in the sink.  One step at a time…..

This entry was posted in Choices, Days Off, Discovery, Emotional, Life, Me, Music, Silence, The Rolling Stones, Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm, Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Turn On The Old Victrola

  1. Marge says:

    Another blog!
    What a nice surprise!!!
    I would be cranking up the oldies!
    50’s 60’s and 70’s!
    good time old rock and roll!!!!

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