Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Melancholy

Today and for the past few days, it seems more like fall than spring. Its been overcast for the last three days and temperatures haven't gotten much higher than the high fifties. A little bit too cold for spring. When the weather is like this it puts me in a gloomy mood and makes me tired. It makes me want to listen to mellow music like Simon and Garfunkel or the soulful sounds of Louis Armstrong. It makes me want to make a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows or hot cinnamon apple tea with honey. It makes me want to burrow underneath my down comforter and sleep just a little while longer. Weather like this makes me want to come home from work and not leave the house even though we need groceries, the library books need returned and I have plans with friends. It makes me want to curl up on the couch under the afghan my great-grandma crocheted years ago and read a book or watch whatever movie comes on Lifetime. It makes me want to leave the lights off, open the window and watch the rain pound the pavement and the lightening dance in the sky. Weather like this puts me in a melancholy mood. There just seems to be a sadness in the air.

4 comments:

Sissy said...

Cheer up Mandy from Ohio!! I'm sending ya good vibes from Washington.

Easy for me to say....we have 80 degree weather coming in tonight and lasting through the weekend. It's been cold, wet, and rainy though for the last 2 weeks. I'm with you on the sadness.

it will pass, just hang in there;)

MeLaNiE said...

I'm right there with you! I was enjoying the 80 degree weather and these 60-70's & rainy weather are yuck haha...but it will get better :)

Sissy said...

I thought of you yesterday while watching the news. They mentioned that the Ohio Valley was in for some nasty wet weather. Sorry:(

I hope that you have a good weekend anyway and sending good thoughts your way:)

Rachel said...

find a nice candle, a good book, a large glass of wine and a hot tub. That is a good way to beat the Midwest spring blues. Heck, its' a good way to beat the summer, fall, and winter blues too.