Thursday, February 7, 2008

Can't Shake Those Winter Blues?


This time of year can be rough for many folks. One of the keys (for me) to stayin' positive, is laughter. After all, it is the best medicine.

Here are some things I like to do:

Watch a funny movie. Slapstick comedies always make me giggle no matter how silly they are. Airplane's famous one liners like "Surely you can't be serious? "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley." still cracks me up. Or in Caddyshack when Rodney Dangerfield says at a frou frou dinner party, "The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it." There's no better feelin' than a big ol' belly laugh to the point of tears.

Go for a walk. Doesn't matter whether y'all live in the city or country. Get those bones up and out the door. Y'all may huff and puff for the first few tries, but don't get discouraged. Just keep pluggin' along. I guarantee y'all will feel better lickety-split.

Plan a garden. Again, y'all don't need to live in the country to have one. Even if ya plant herbs in lil' pots on your window sill, it is just as excitin' knowin' you helped make somethin' grow.

Listen to music from when y'all were a young'un and dance, lip sync or air guitar. I personally like to pick up each one of my canine girls and dance around the house with them. (I've been known to do it outside too) Who cares if I've got two left feet and can't dance worth a lick! Darla loves to disco, Hannah is a Skynard fan and Gracie enjoys it when we "moonwalk".
Got any tips y'all want to share? Tell me about 'em!


tattered 'n torn prims said...

I love Airplane too!! I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth!! LOL!! My only adjustment is....I kill everything green!! Sorry...I don't have even a sage-browny- green kinda thumb.....not even a big toe!! I am depressed!! LOL!! tee hee hee!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

How about a "Chia Pet" Stace? :> ) Heck I don't think ya kill those things even if ya pour battery acid on 'em.

kat449 said...

OR... you could come to Peanuts blog & laugh your fanny off re-reading gracies trip to the nail salon with her mama!!!!!

Too bizarre...I just hung up w/ my dear friend Stacey from Goode Wives talking about working thru the blues... & here you are talkin about the "CURE" thanks Peanut...goin out for that walk now that Ive had my "Gracie" fix!!!! hugs, Kat& Opie

The Primitive Lady said...

Give Karen a call or just read her blog. THAT will chase any blues away. You are such a riot, Peanut! You've certainly been blessed with the best sense of humor in anybody I've ever known!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww, thanks you guys! Y'all are too kind! :> )

Michelle said...

There isn't a time that I don't come to your blog and laugh. You have one of the sweetest senses of humor out of anyone I know.

I vote to come to your blog to beat the winter blues....How about closing your eyes and imagining dancing your first dance with hubby the night of your wedding.....or laying on a beach in Hawaii with a tall cold slushy drink while your skin is browning in the sun with a beautiful ocean breeze hitting your cheeks...Man oh Man..I feel better already.

Thanks Chickee!!

Blessings and Hugs,

Bluejean Primitives said...

My Mom always told me to be careful about thinking life was just too horrible... because... I just might be living somebody else's dream.

That's nice and all BUT I sure LOVE coming to visit your blog! You always put a smile on my face!

Jean :)

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