Saturday, February 13, 2010

eternal optimist

My feelings about the month of February boil down to a feeling that it is to be endured. It has seemed this way since some time in high school, so some 27 (!) years ago. However, I am an eternal optimist; my husband has even called my optimism dangerous, as in it is dangerous for me to be optimistic about everything, it can cause disappointments (he says this out of concern for my well-being). He exaggerates, but in a way, he is right. Each year, as February rolls around, I give myself a pep-talk and make plans to power through. I tell myself, "Really, Annri, this is the shortest month; buck up, power through, it can't be that bad." And then, for the most part, February shows up and messes with me.

Now, I like to tell it like it is, not too much sugar-coating because I don't like to play Fool to Reality. Here we sit at the half-way point, and I'm still fighting back (imagine me in a put-up-your-dukes stance like the NotreDame leprechaun), so that's a good sign, right? And if I look at this February through my usual rose-tinted glasses, by George, I'm still standing! Sure, we were sick, but we're better now. Sure, February is grey, but we've got a bunch of snow now! Sure, the walls start to move in closer by this point in winter, but I got away last weekend! Sure, it's taken boxes of St.John'sWort tea (with orange rinds added!), but there's nothing wrong with that! I'm chipping away at the yarn Stash, that's good! I've enhanced the Stash, and that's always good! I'm finishing some projects that have been hanging around for a long time, that's good!

So to summarize, it seems that this year I am tipping the scales, folks! Call me optimistic, but I think that here at the half-way point, I'm staring February down, and I think I see its knees shaking a bit! Cheer for me, okay?


Sayu said...

*cheering, standing wave, more cheering and pumping of arms....*
You can do it!!!
I can say this because I'm your big sissy who knows you can do everything you set your mind to. Trust me folks, she's got some mind!

tangled sky studio said...

i absoposilutely second that!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Annri,
A snowy but warm hello from Atlanta. Well, they (the conspirators) told us it snows in Atlanta every three years or so. We have had two snow storms so far, a snow day and another snow storm coming tomorrow. Met lots of neighbors in the streets, everybody is out amazed and happy like at New Year's Eve at the Times Sq. Celebrating snow and cold,

t does wool said...

oh...I know you can do it!

the nest said...

Thank you for the encouragement! Sayu, I love the image that my mind conjures with your cheer description! :) How can a girl stumble with a crew like this on my side?! <3

xo - Annri

Alison said...

YaY Annri!...I'm sure February is quaking! Been missing you...and your no-sugar coating, optimistic self {don't change a bit, especially not for a bad hat like February}. xoxo~alison