I’m working on brushing up my rusty French skills.  Ennui kind-of fits the mood I’ve been in the past month or so.

ennui2En·nui (änˈwē) – noun.  A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

Or perhaps it’s just plain old apathy. I certainly feel uninterested and uninteresting.

apathyap·a·thy (ˈapəTHē) – noun.  Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

Then again, maybe I’m just in the doldrums.

doldrumsdol·drums (ˈdōl-drəmz) – noun plural.  A state or period of sadness or depression; a state or period in which there is no activity or improvement.

I’m not sure what it is, but it’s annoying as heck.  It’s that feeling where you don’t care much about anything.  You don’t want to do anything.  Most days I don’t care if I blog or not. If I don’t have any worthwhile to add, I don’t bother.  I’ve given up on watching what I’m eating, I’ve stopped going to Weight Watchers, and I don’t exercise.  I’m in between schooling so you’d think I’d be tearing through some of these novels I have to read, but I’m not.  When I sit down to read, it turns into a nap.

It could be the winter doldrums. I could blame it on the weather. Maybe I’m hibernating.  If I were free to do so, I’d stay indoors all day long and not go anywhere or see anyone.  I’d sleep the winter away and wake up when the sun is shining again.  I think the bears have the right idea. January is such a dull month.  The holidays are over, the snow is all brown and crusty.  It starts to melt and then it refreezes so it’s just ugly all the way around.


So I’ll take my ennui and just wait out the winter and this spell of the apathetic doldrums.  They will pass as will the winter blahs.  According to the countdown until Spring 2014, only 44 days, 4 hours, 52 minutes and 48 seconds until spring.







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