Saturday, January 23, 2010


January is really kicking my rear end this year. It is always something I struggle with but this year has been especially hard!! It really is all I can do to get out of bed, get my snuggie on and move to the couch. OK....I exaggerate a little bit but we have not seen the sun here in 12 days!! It is obscured behind the clouds, the fog and the gigantic piles of snow everywhere! It is one thing to suffer through January when there are sunny, blue skies. It is totally another thing to make it through this seemingly endless month when skies are eternally gray!!

In order to cheer myself up a bit I decided to do a little retail therapy today at Dillards (they are having excellent clearance sales!). When I finished shopping I had to make a little pit stop at the ladies' room. I hung my purse, two shopping bags, and a dress up on the back of the door. After I finished (I know...bordering on tmi!), I decided to wash my hands before grabbing my things. When I turned around to grab everything, the door had evidently locked itself due to the weight of my purchases. What a terrible time to be without my kids!! I thought about going out into Dillards and asking a child to come with me to the bathroom but that didn't seem appropriate. :-)
So....I looked at the floor and tried to gauge if I could even crawl under the stall (I'm a big girl!) and then had to decide if I even wanted to do that or if I should just leave my purse and bags there. After whispering a quick prayer of thanksgiving that this had happened at Dillards instead of Walmart or McDonalds, I quickly dropped to the floor and tried to scooch under the stall. It was actually a lot closer than I care to admit, but I did make it. The worst part was that I was in such a hurry to get off the floor, I raised my head too quickly and whacked it on a bolt on the bottom of the toilet paper holder. OUCH!! That's gonna leave a mark!! Anyway, rescued my stuff and de-germed as best I could and headed home.

In order to snap myself out of the doldrums I had actually contemplated going to fake and bake this afternoon. With my luck today, someone would probably have hidden a camera in the room, and be plastering pictures of my glorious naked body all over you tube.....think I'll just stay home under my snuggie and wait for the sun!!


Anonymous said...

Joyce says: Oh, no what a predicament to be in!! You are VERY Resourceful!!
I think you need to come out west for a visit where we have no snow!

Debbie said...

Sorry you're having a rough time, but your story cheered me up! Of course that had to happen when you were without the kids! That's how those things always happen. Thanks for sharing your story with us, and hoping you get a few days of sunshine soon!

Anonymous said...

I agree about the sun thing...I so am needing it.
Thanks for the laugh -- sorry, but it was funny! Just think God gave you this little experience today to laugh at until our friend, the sun, comes out! :)
Have a GREAT week!

melanie said...

i'm SOOOOO sorry. oh man. how is your head? did you recover okay? did your new clothes make it worth it?

i went to do retail therapy at target yesterday and thought of you. i ended up putting everything back because i didn't feel like i could justify my purchases given our current finances. i'll just ride the coattails of your therapy i guess!

i feel like january is NEVER going to end...thank goodness february is so short.

Jane said...

Sherilyn, I had a severe case of the January blues, too. Tim and Jerryl told me to drink some milk so in one week I drank a gallon of milk. I did get to feeling better, though. Then on Feb. 2, I received a whole slew of bad news so I am not sure what Feb. is going to bring.