A Cure For The Blahs

May 1, 2007

The past few days I’ve been trying to fight off a case of the blahs. It hasn’t been fun.

I’m not sure if it’s the gloomy weather (yes, it rains here, too), the fact that Baby Bug has been sick and very fussy, not enough sleep, or a combination of all three. In any case, today I decided to do something about it.

For me, nothing perks me up like a good haircut. There’s something about going into a salon and seeing all the pretty people come out. I sit there and wonder what they looked like when they first entered, are they happy with the way their hair turned out, can they go home and achieve that same look day after day on their own?

So today I went in for a cut, color and highlight . . . the works. It took 3 1/2 hours in the chair but I love the way it turned out. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks!

What about you? When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to feel better?

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27 Comments on “A Cure For The Blahs”

May 1, 2007
11:29 am

Karen said:

For me, I try to get something done. Usually if I’m feeling blah, a good does of accomplishment makes me feel like my day isn’t a total waste.

Like yesterday. Mother-in-law and her passive-aggressive games had me ready to scream, cry or drink (or all three). So I tore apart my sunroom –moving all of the furniture, dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing and re-organizing as I went. Wow. I felt wonderful! (and secretly I knew MY sunroom was cleaner than the mother-in-law’s, so that made me feel even better!) ;)

May 1, 2007
1:06 pm

Write From Karen said:

I do two things actually:

1. Treat myself to some yummy, and very fattening, Krispy Kreme donuts. I don’t eat them very often so when I do, it’s a rare treat.

2. Then, feeling guilty for consuming so much fat, I either walk or go biking. For me, exercising my frustrations out works like a charm. By the time I’m through, I have things back into perspective, my body is pleasantly humming along and I’m too tired to care about what it was bothering me in the first place. lol

I WISH I could enjoy getting my hair done - but the bottom line is, I hate to be messed with. To me, getting a haircut/color is a necessary evil, one I’d happily give up if I could.

I’m glad you chased your blahs away!

May 1, 2007
1:30 pm

Jill said:

Ohhhhhhhhh! That reminds me. I have to call and make my appointment today. I am in desperate need of color and I got clearance from my OB last week that hair color is AOK these days! Thanks for the reminder :-)

May 1, 2007
2:02 pm

Jennifer said:

happy May Day!! Hope you have a great rest of the week!! No Blahs allowed!

May 1, 2007
2:02 pm

Pamela said:

some good music - and a long distance call from an old friend

May 1, 2007
2:50 pm

momto3cubs said:

That sounds like a great pick-me-up :) Good for you.

My escape is simply reading, since I usually can’t get away by myself.

May 1, 2007
3:05 pm

Wendy said:

This is an easy one! I shop! It doesn’t even matter where or what for. Nothing cheers me up like getting in touch with the inner hunter/gatherer inside. I think the blahs must have been going around. I had them all weekend. Getting my hair done usually cheers me too, but shopping is the number one fix!

May 1, 2007
4:02 pm

carmen said:

I’m sure your hair looks awesome! I like to shop to make myself feel better, and also eat chocolate. :)

May 1, 2007
4:08 pm

Renee said:

Oh I like a good cut and color too…I’m about due to get my roots touched up…they’re so dark! I’m considering trying a new stylist closer to me..but then I worry about them messing it up. LOL

Shopping helps cheer me up when I find stuff in my size with an incredible price.

Also getting a hug with a massage from DH cheers me up too.

My new microwave is supposed to come today…that’s exciting. It’s been difficult to cook without a microwave for over a week.

May 1, 2007
4:28 pm

Waya said:

I guess with 3 kids around, I don’t have that luxury of being blah. If anything, I’d leave for a few hours to do some errands on the weekend when the hubbie is home. Besides that, if I have my 2 hour nap daily while Sophia sleeps…I’ll be alright.

May 1, 2007
5:46 pm

Dana said:

Now to the question nobody is asking…what does your haircut look like? We need to see a picture!!! :)
I usually do like to shop, but also I like to accomplish things - that usually makes me feel better. Well, that and a big bowl-a-cookie dough!!! yum!!!

May 1, 2007
6:23 pm

BeachMama said:

It all depends on what kind of blahs I am having. Sometimes I shop, sometimes I eat, other times Ijust cuddle up with a blanket and a good book. Hope your haircut helped pull you out of the blahs and that you are feeling better.

May 1, 2007
6:57 pm

Christine said:

I’m sorry Baby Bug hasn’t been feeling well. I hope she feels better soon. I’m sure your hair looks fantastic. It does make you feel better to have a new hair cut.
I had a tough weekend this past one, and I’m going today to get a pedicure and buy some new flip flops and shorts. Hopefully pretty toes and some shopping will help me feel better too.
Lately, I’ve been listening to music to get me in a more upbeat kinda mood.

May 1, 2007
9:30 pm

groovyoldlady said:

Pray, exercise, eat chocolate and/or talk my eldest daughter, Funsocksgirl. If it’s really bad I tell Mulletman that I need a “day off” and I take off to bargain shopping or sit in a sunny place and read.

May 1, 2007
9:35 pm

Amy said:

I love getting on You Tube and watch all the videos of giggling babies! There is even one video that has a set of quads all belly laughing at the same time!!!! Too precious and always makes me forget about why I’m feeling yucky.

Praying that your baby girl feels better soon!

May 1, 2007
9:36 pm

NOLADawn said:

Read a good book, as high on the trash value as possible, or take a nap!

Now, where are the haircut pics? You started something, now we all wanna see Kailani pics!

May 1, 2007
9:53 pm

Mary (mert) said:

I’m very picky about my hair, and rarely happy about how it comes out… so getting my hair done is a chore and stressful to me! I usually read a book or play a computer game when I feel like that.

I hope you guys feel better soon. :D

May 1, 2007
10:03 pm

Lissete said:

Pampering always does it for me too. Mani/Pedi, hair, massage, shopping… any one or all :) As for my hair, I can never get it to look like the day I get it done.

May 2, 2007
1:15 am

Elizabeth said:

NAP and an at-home spa treatment.

May 2, 2007
2:17 am

Sparky Duck said:

you chicks and your hair!

Ipod, very loud Ipod

May 2, 2007
4:01 am

Desert Songbird said:

I crank up the stereo VERY LOUDLY and then move from room to room throwing away papers, straightening up, etc.

May 2, 2007
4:05 am

The Queen Of Cute Shoes said:

Oh well I’m glad you got to go out and have a little ‘me-time’. You should post a picture of your new do. I’d love to see it.

When I’m feeling blah… I try and get on some blogs and get some others to cheer me up. Or I eat some fattening sweet food, or I clean. One or all of those, lol. Pick your posison.

May 2, 2007
4:07 am

Stephanie said:

BTW, I just changed my info and it’s really funny because I gave myself a new hair cute today too.

May 2, 2007
2:02 pm

Author Mom with Dogs said:

No before and after picture?! :) A good haircut is a wonderful thing.

May 2, 2007
5:32 pm

Holly Schwendiman said:

As a stylist I know how true this really is! I’ve been feeling a bit of the blahs lately myself but I’m hoping to cure it this weekend!


May 3, 2007
2:30 am

rach said:

I love going to the salon! I’ve been going to the same salon since college and I have a regular stylist. Her name is Lucy. She cuts my hair and she does my hair color too. Lucy also threads my eyebrows. It usually takes 2 hours for everything to be done.

Going to the salon is also my special stress buster or simply my own personal treat to myself.

May 4, 2007
3:45 am

Mommy the Maid said:

Gloomy weather makes me all blah too.

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