08 May 2009

Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

Every year, right around my birthday in March, I start getting these really weird symptoms...weariness (even more than usual, since I never sleep well, all year long), dizziness, irritability (ok, so this is all the time, too, according to some people), headaches (more and more common), aching joints (ok, I have had arthritis my whole life, so this is pretty common for me), and the strongest symptom is lack of drive, I have absolutely NO motivation to do most anything! What could this possible be? I truly believe that age is a state of mind, so I can't imagine I would be depressed about turning just another year older...sigh...

I guess I started recognizing this incredibly distracting sickness when I was 18. I was a senior in high school and everyone told me it was senioritis...ok, so maybe it was...but I think the age and year in school is just an excuse or a disguise for what I would later find out is really Frühjahrsmüdigkeit. And, boy, do I ever get it BAD, every year....no matter what I do...it creeps up on me...I lose the battle, but continue to fight it...maybe, this is one thing I should just give up on?! And, for those that know me well, they know that I don't give up on anything easily!

This year is no different, but, mind you, it technically started at the beginning of February when we made our first trip to Mesquite. Then is started to disappear, I thought surely maybe this year would be different. But, alas, it is not, here we are in May and the symptoms are all there, alive and well and I am stuck with this syndrome yet again. What to do? What to do? HELP!

In the meantime, I will share a couple of pictures that my wonderful husband has taken with his fancy camera. The first one he took this morning. I told him last fall that I thought taking a pic of the tree outside our bedroom window when the flowers started blooming would be a cool shot. What do you think? The second one, a peach blossom, he took one day when I was not home and sent it to my phone saying something sweet like, a flower for my flower....awwww! Did these great shots help me treat my syndrome? No, in fact, it made it worse...sigh...
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