Slightly Tilted: Mom is in the deep freeze

By Jen Adair, blogger at Slightly Tilted, Entrepreneur, Homeschool Mom to two fab kiddos

Every year, I get the winter blues. I know I’m not the only one, because there’s an official name for the funk I’m in. Do you guys get this, too? It’s dark at 4 pm, the cold weather freezes my blood, my kids are always inside with me, and I’m continually hungry for stuff I don’t need to eat. That’s enough to put Mary Poppins in a less than stellar mood.

The colder it is, the lower my motivation to do anything: put on real clothes, clean my house, make dinner, get out of bed. General life functions that I normally don’t even think about become life hurdles in a race that I didn’t sign up for. Why is it that the cold sucks away my will to live? Shouldn’t I be invigorated and refreshed? Instead I’m shivering, my lips are so chapped I could sand wood, and everyone I know has the flu.

My New Year’s resolution was to not complain as much. Obviously, that’s going great.

I’m glad I work from home most days, because I don’t have to worry about a dress code. I got a new robe the other day, and my whole family was ecstatic that I was wearing something new. My son actually said, “Mom’s looking fancy today! You have a meeting or something?”

I have very vague memories of once wearing ironed shirts and cute boots. I know that I used to get up early every morning, workout, and be dressed and ready to go before the rest of the house woke up. I would have some alone time before the chaos started. I remember wearing makeup.

That was a long time ago. Back in 2017. Before the holidays.

The good news is that I’ve almost completely met my goal of being done with Netflix. Like, I’m almost done. I’ve watched almost everything they have to offer. I think I’ll start Hulu next.

Hey, I’m Jen Adair. I’m an entrepreneur, Homeschool mom, CEO of organized chaos. Ok — it’s really not all that organized. Some days are great, some are not, some days I feel invincible, some days I can barely get out of bed. BUT… it’s my life and I’m living it. Browse my collection of random thoughts, humor (well, I think I’m funny!), images, links, whatever… at my blog Slightly Tilted. Sharing is caring, people!