Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It doesn't take much to lift me out of my winter doldrums!

I've been feeling a little blah lately. Nothing major is causing it. I guess it's just an accumulation of a lot of little things.

I'm ready for winter to be over. My diet isn't going as well as I had hoped. It's been rainy and dreary. American Idol is doing two weeks of Beatles songs (enough already!). I think I need more than 7 hours of sleep and two large cups of coffee to keep me going. I only have two and half more months of preschool left until summer vacation and I still haven't finished my picture albums from 2006 much less 2007. My hair stylist called last week to reschedule my highlights and I was severely overdue anyway.

See. Just a bunch of little tiny things that normally wouldn't bring a person down but you combine them all together and voila...I'm at a low spot.

But all that changed on Monday morning.

I was picking up some consignment sale advertising signs that had been strategically placed along roads and at busy intersections around this area. I had volunteered to pick up the ones between my house and Wal-Mart. It was Monday morning after all and Wal-Mart is where you will always find me.

I had picked up a couple already and was griping about the rain we had over the weekend. While we needed that rain for our overpriced grass, my beloved Skechers were getting dirty. (And by the way, I did NOT pay $62 for these shoes. I got them at Kohl's for $42 plus I had a 15% off coupon.)

I had parked the car and was running across a grassy patch to grab a sign that had been posted near Walgreen's and Rite-Aid. I grabbed the sign and that's when I heard it.

Someone whistled.

At me.

I think.

I dared not look around. It was a busy intersection and I didn't want to look like I thought I was being whistled at. Because that would be vain - just to assume that it was me being whistled at. Even though there was no one else outside of their car at this intersection. So I am pretty sure someone whistled.

At me.

I think.

As I walked back to the car, there was a little more bounce in my step. I might have even been humming. I checked myself out in the rear view mirror and gave myself a little smile. Had I been in an Orbit gum commercial, there would have been a little twinkle coming off of one of my upper incisors.

Now I fully expect to bump into one of my mommy friends within the next couple of days and have them say something deflating like, "I saw you picking up signs the other day and I whistled but you never looked up."

But until then, there will be a little extra bounce in my step and a smile on my face every time I think that someone whistled at me.

I think.

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25 comments:

the mother of this lot said...

Good for you! A wolf whistle can do wonders for the ego. (If I remember correctly.....)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

That'd make me smile too, I think. I'm glad you got a little perkity uppity gift at the right time!

HRH said...

That was so true. I am SURE it wasn't one of your mommy friends, but the most amazing beautiful man who slipped later into the sunset only to dream of you for the rest of his life. That's how it in in my head.

wooo hooo.

Bonnie said...

whoot woo ! you go girl ! I'd be having some extra bounce in my step too ... and I don't care who was doing the whistling !! :)

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Aw the wolf whistle. Completely against women's lib, but damn it sure does make me feel good when I get one:)

Annikke said...

That was a cute story! I can't remember when I was whistled at last! Live it up girl! Keep on bouncing!!! :o)

Angie said...

God bless Kohls, Eh?

Here's hoping no one spoils your whistle.

KEEP BELIEVING

Christina said...

That would of definitely made my day. You go girl!!!!!!!!

jennwa said...

You are right, it was me that whistled at you.

Just kidding. I can not even whistle.

I could use a lift in my spirits too, maybe I will go and stand by Walmart.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I seriously get in a funk from January through February and until those first few consecutive glorious sunny 70 degree days where I can open all our windows I'll still be shaking off the winter blues.

Here's to whoever gave you that well-deserved ego boost! :)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

ha ha I can totally relate to that feeling. I use to get checked out all the time when I was single, but then got married, got prego, and had a baby. It has been a little while since someone checked me out. And not that I want them too, but ti was nice the other day when I was out running around with out the fam and some guys checked me out.

At first I was , "the nerve...Im married"...then it went to "Yea and I still got it" :)

Mari said...

I love it! It was some gorgeous guy, I'm sure - your friends wouldn't wolf whistle you!

My Goodness said...

Can make a girl's day, huh??

I'm sure it was for you... :)

Chelle' said...

What a great post. I love the way you explained that someone whistled at you. I chucked everytime you wrote, "At me. I think." VERY FUNNY.

And yes,... it was at you... you're a Hottie!!!

And if by chance it is a friend of yours... who reads this blog... DON'T TELL HER!!!! I like the bounce in her step... it translates to great blog posts. :0)

the dragonfly said...

That would boost my spirits too!! :)

Steph said...

That would put a bounce in my step too...you go girl! :)

elizabeth embracing life said...

Wooot! Wooooooooooooot! If it sounded like that, it was definatley me. J/K. That is wonderful. Enjoy that for a long time too.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Oh, LOL!!!!!!!!!!! This was too funny. I think.

I wanted to let you know that I am giving away an awesome book by Max Lucado in honor of Easter. Here is the link if you would like come on over for a chance to win.

http://tracyberta.blogspot.com/2008/03/john-316-by-max-lucadogiveaway.html

Blessings!
Tracy

Totallyscrappy said...

You go, Girl!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Amazing how something like that can perk a woman up, isn't it? Some things never change...

MCmommy said...

Tell us the truth...you did a runway model walk back to the car, didn't you?! :)
Love it!

Honey said...

IT WAS ME!!!!
hehe! Just kidding...you go girl!!!!

amanda said...

oh there truly is nothing like getting whistled at by a complete stranger!!

yeah for you :)

happy POW-wow friday!!

McMommy said...

Ok, I know you didn't mean to post this for POW! but I'm kind of glad you did....I LOVED this post when you originally posted it!! It still made me laugh the second time around!

Leigh said...

HIgh fives to you!
Happy POW!