Monday, December 20, 2010

Brighter Tomorrow

Loki: Do you feel like we were just upstaged by the other set of bantering sisters? At least they have a fresh new perspective. The hardest part about this gig is coming up with subject material that is interesting and I tell you I do not have any hidden secrets to discuss.

Stella: SAD= Seasonal affective disorder. As the days become shorter, and the weather colder, there is an increase in vegetative depressive symptoms. Individuals eat more, crave carbohydrates, sleep more, experience chronic fatigue and gain weight. In pronounced cases, significant social withdrawal occurs as well. Some have described the pattern as a hibernation during the winter months.

This is why I do not want to blog.

And to answer your question: No. I enjoyed it. I wish they would take over for awhile so I don't have to be pressured to. I just sound like a big, fat hermit crab all the time anyway because I am not interested in anything you want to write or talk about. But then you pressure me to write something and I hear mom telling me in her overly-nice-motherly voice that makes me want to scratch out my eyeballs "to be nice to your sister & just write something because everyone will enjoy it" and all that comes out are gripes and complaints. It's not my fault. It's just that most of the time I find everything you write so difficult to read. In my head it sounds like this, "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah BLAH!" Sorry. I guess you can't help it that I don't find you interesting. You're just like 3 years behind me. Yes, I had a kid that did all of those things already like walking & cooing and I already stayed home to be a full-time mom with her for 2 years. Yes, I once had a husband who wasn't ever around and now I am a BEAR! What more do you want me to say about it? I could drone on and on if it pleases you, but I'm just not in the mood. If I had something bright and uplifting and cheery to write about- then I would! So it's just better to say NOTHING and go back to hibernating.

Loki: I think people will hit the "stella needs a break" comment so much it will break. You need to cheer up. Cheer up I say. It is the holidays, time for rejoicing. So what if I just took a nap and ate a humongous sandwich from Jersey Mikes. ( I what) . It is hibernation in my house right now. You are in a sour mood my sister. But please do not blame it on me. My subject material for whatever blog I happen to sprout is just an idea. We can talk about whatever you would like instead. I dont mean to bore you with my mundane homely life. I guess if we were still working at the horrid place we could talk about how many deserts they are bringing up to the office, how they made us decorate the whole office with old stale ornaments. How there is no holiday cheer. How that agent just took a handful of the good candy. We would be discussing our love of canned popcorn. How silent it is in our office. We would be discussing our big bonus that we just got (I somehow feel responsible for you not receiving one this year...perhaps I can give you my unemployment for a week). How Poodles just got a new perfume and it smells like a skunk, she overly douses herself in it after coming back from her lunch break...where she spent an hour in her car chain smoking with the windows rolled up. How PR is an alcoholic and her shaking hands have now turned into full body convulsions. How Sparky sliced his bald head open while "shaving", even though we all know no hair grows there anymore. He know is walking around the office in a baret.  Okay so now dont you feel better about my lam-o mom posts?

Cheerfulness:•Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its source

Ah it is Christmas this week...Cheer up Stella! Please tell Stella something to cheer her up!


  1. Poor Stella!!! My mom would make me sit down and write a list of 10 things that I"m grateful for in my life. So I will pass on the advice...Write your list and read over it whenever you are feeling dark and gloomy. Since you are such a creative creature I think you should write your list on a poster board and embellish it with pretty calligraphy and other pretty stuff, frame it, and hang it on your wall. And things could always be worse you know?

  2. I'm pretty sure I have a brain tumor.

  3. Stella! Snap out of it!!! This is the week of Christmas. Do you need three ghosts to come visit you like Ebenezer? Or should you see what life would be like without you like George Bailey? How about you get out and go look at Chrismas lights. Oh how much fun. Go to Braums and buy Peppermint ice cream. It taste just like Christmas. How about you and Bella and Nana Bess come to my house and ring my doorbell and Christmas carol. I shall invite you in for some hot chocolate.

  4. I agree with Choc Chip you should get peppermint ice cream...its pretty good, and the christmas caroling would be pretty amusing too, so do that! I don't really have any ideas of my own...cause whenever I'm in that kind of mood no advice in the world is going to help or change anything. So I will leave that all to everyone else.

    I would like to say I agree with Loki about the difficulty in thinking of subject material. We only had to ONCE and that was hard....a very long process. I can't imagine having the think of a topic that many times in a week.

  5. Oh girls!! What a fun treat it is for us all to read your blog. So far you've written like 10,000 or something and we all tune in daily! must be good. It doesn't have to be mind blowing or amazing!!! (But we do love those also!) We just enjoy reading what you have to say! Now...Stella, I think you do need ice cream. However, peppermint doesn't sound so great to me...CHOCOLATE!! That's what you need! And perhaps you need to go caroling! Come sing to me!!! I'd love that!

  6. Well, I'm terribly late in commentating. However, I sometimes feel and think like Stella, when you have nothing good to say then be quiet. Why continue and debate when everything you say prompts a response. I can pout like the best of them, and only learned anger after I was married. I wasn't allowed to get angry growing up. Mostly my husband can 'make' me angry by hurting my feelings. Then I get very quiet..and clean. That is why he does it I think. After years of being a Christian, I was taught to write down things to be grateful for when I was not content. It always worked (albeit I felt a bit guilty in the process) I also write down things I love about my husband when I get angry with him. That works too and now I don't pout for a whole day so I'm maturing. haha. What I see is everyone is different and that is enough reason to rejoice. Besides Jesus coming at Christmas who demonstrated love to all. Sigh.