Monday, October 6, 2008

Gloom, Despair And Agony On Me...

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
~~~~~Tom Stoppard

"Gloom, despair and agony on me-e!
Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y!
If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e-e!"

I can remember listening to that little ditty from Roy Clark, Buck Owens and the crew on Hee Haw. Tonight, the words sorta fit the way I feel.

But the show must go on...

Hee Haw also did another little skit. It too fits my mood.

"Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over, and I thought I'd found true love,
Then you met another, and PFFFT! You was gone!"
I can remember O'Wise One singing those words and cracking us up with her antics. Where, Oh Where are you MB?

The last few nights spent working has had me trying to sleep during the daylight hours. For me, that's not a good thing. Every year around this time, I have symptoms of S.easonal A.ffectedness D.isorder. The body needs more sunlight, or depression can set in. Yup, it does make me SAD, and I want to just hibernate for the winter.
Therefore I try to get as much sunlight as I can. It helps some. There are special lamps that can be purchased to alleviate the effects of depression this disorder brings. I haven't bought one yet.

I have found that laughter works almost as good as sunlight. Who can be depressed when the face is contorted with side splitting laughter? Uhh, not me.

I just hope I can see the sun for a short time tomorrow. I'll be waiting for the cable repairman. I've got my fingers crossed that he will solve my problems with the internet connection. Then I can dispel that "Gloom, despair and agony on me" with the reading of my favorite blogs!

And so it goes......


lela said...

KyWoman, laughter really is the best medicine. But what's really more important is to find what makes you happy and then "go for it." If it's laughter, then seek out friends, family, or a good comedy that will help you laugh. I know I've had to "force" myself to pretend to be happy; then before you know it, things actually felt better.

Tina said...


I worked night shift for years and although it was great for me (I am a night person) my poor husband had a really hard time. He needs sunlight or he shrivels up.

It is a beautiful day today I hope you can bask in the sun for a little while.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Funny movies have got me through many a rough patch. Same with "smile therapy." Even if you feel like crap, you smile anyway. Over and over again. Your brain gets confused, and thinks you're happy, and starts to kick in the endorphins. It realy does work. Other than that... call or text. You got the #s chicka!

Mike Golch said...

I miss Hee Haw, I used to enjoy it.Yes PFFT they are gone.

Ky Woman said...

Thanks Y'all!! Every one of you put a smile on my face today. God has blessed me yet again.

But you know what? Sometimes...

Love and hugs from me...