Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Winter Blues
I haven’t written a blog in a while, because I have been suffering from the Winter Blues, that malady that affects those of us who rarely see the sun.
So I thought it would help to think of things that make me happy and, perhaps, if you are also down in the dumps, make you happy as well.
Mmm – let’s see.
What makes me happy?
But then I think about the calories and get depressed again.
Putting the top down on my car and playing Bob Seger really loud. Yeah, but it messes up my hair.
But then the bills arrive.
The “Real Housewives."
A guilty pleasure best not talked about.
My little grandson.
But he lives far away.
OK, that didn't help. In fact, now I feel worse.
But here's something that always makes me happy.
Talking about all that the library offers, so let's try that.
It’s a great place to take your friends and family.
It’s gets you out of the house, out of the gloom, out of the rain and offers so much!
It’s a quiet place to study and use our computers.
You can print out 70 free pages per week.
There is fax service.
It's a great volunteer opportunity.
Nothing cheers you up more than helping others.
You can take a free computer class.
Free classes are offered weekly throughout the upcoming months.
Learn to use your Kindle.
We are offering a free class on how to download free books to your Kindle - March 29 - 7pm. (space is limited so register online).
If you are planning on becoming a U.S. citizen or know others who are, we have free classes to help you and them pass the test.
Free Tax help.
From now until Tax Day, free tax help is available on Wednesdays (by appointment).
Your young reader can come to one of our Family Nights and read to a gentle canine as part of our “Reading with Rover” series. Legos and stories also abound at our Famiy Nights.
And Saturdays? “There’s Always Something Going On!”
From free movies to edible book contests to poetry readings, it’s all going on at the library!
Book a Librarian.
When you need some one-on-one time to learn a computer skill, how to use our databases, set up a free email account and more, you can “Book a Librarian “ for up to an hour of one-on-one help. I just helped someone set up a free email account and she was sooo happy it made me happy.
Hey, I’m feeling better already.
And if what my husband, also known as Nature Boy, says is true, Spring is just around the corner. It doesn't take much to cheer him up. He is always pointing out the new buds on things in the yard and the little flowers that are blooming.
Speaking of which, I can’t tell you how many times I am talking to my husband and briefly walk into another room and on my return find myself talking to myself, because Nature Boy has wandered outside to survey his domain as Spring arrives.
(His not listening to me is also depressing, but that's another story).
But I kind of get his excitement about Spring.
Spring is a time of renewal, new awakenings, new beginnings.
What’s not to like about that?
Celebrate the onset of Spring with your own awakening to what your library has to offer and tell yourself, this time I am going to find out what everyone else knows!
It’s happening at the library!
Gee, I’ve cheered myself up already.
And now as I look around the house and see Tarquin playing the piano in his Liberace outfit
("You have truly been a wonderful audience.")
or Tarquin and Fred having a spot of tea
or Tarquin reading a magazine while finishing off a nice glass of wine
or Fred doing his Elton John impression
("And now I would like to end my set with CROCODILE ROCK.")
or Mildred practicing her modeling skills
("I wonder if this is how Heidi Klum got her start?")
I realize I have much to be happy about, even when it’s gloomy outside.
I know I said one of my New Year's resolutions was to not use dog or baby pictures in my blogs anymore but, everybody knows most of us give up on our resolutions by March, anyway.
Isn’t that right, Hubby?
Oh, the sun is out. Nature Boy has wandered outside again.