BLAH! or, February, Would You Finish Up Already So I Can Give These Beads Away?

Ok, I said it. I’m feeling blah. Sales are (WAY) down, I can’t get warm again today, ideas are not flowing, and I’m sick of being in this house! February, be gone! I tried torching for a bit this morning, and even though I made some funky tab tic-tac shaped beads (new for me) I just wasn’t feeling it, so the engineer and I went to Applebee’s for lunch. And it’s COLD outside! And blustery, and snowy, and just not nice! I need to get back in the zone… Speaking of which, since the blahs are really creeping in, I think a giveaway is in order! Tell me in a comment what you do to combat the February Blahs, and on February 28th (thankfully the last day of February and only 1 1/2 weeks away!) I will choose via random number dot org (a really cool fun little random number generator) a winner. This winner will receive a random assortment of beads which will include the beads in the picture plus a couple more just for fun! So go ahead, leave your comment (anyone in the world can play, but only one comment per person, please!)!

27 thoughts on “BLAH! or, February, Would You Finish Up Already So I Can Give These Beads Away?”

  1. To battle the february blahs, I eat chocolate. It’s horrible but wonderful at the same time. I sit with my box of valentine chocolates and eat 3 or 4 pieces in a row. Then the blues come back because my pants don’t fit. Then I eat more chocolate. It’s a vicious cycle!

  2. Hi Sue!
    I have the same February blues! I try to combat my blues two ways:
    Using LOTS of color in my jewelry designs, which sometimes helps.
    AND
    lately I’ve been going to Afternoon tea at a local bed and breakfast,with a few girlfriends. This has been really great this winter, something to look forward to and we always have a good laugh while there which brightens everyone’s mood!

  3. I live in the South, so the cold doesn’t affect me much. I also live close to New Orleans, so Mardi Gras takes away all of the blues. You should come to a parade one day!

  4. Oh, what a great way to chase away the February blahs! To beat the blues, I planned a family vacation that we leave for on Saturday! Yay!!! I cannot wait!

    Thanks for the chance!
    -10oneworld

  5. Oh Sue I completely sympathisise I have just blogged about the very same thing!!! Not really sure what to suggest but just gotta ride out the storm! I should try not to be so hard on myself and set goals i may not be able to achieve. and chocolate…..
    Here’s to spring and warm sunny days!!!

  6. Well, when I had the February blahs in Ohio 7 years ago, I moved to Florida! Maybe you should come visit me πŸ™‚

    But when I feel uninspired and unmotivated, I think it is better to switch gears and not beat yourself up about it. I’ll go for a run or go to a museum or something. Sometimes you just need a break…and I have to agree with Burgandy, chocolate helps!! and a glass of red wine…

  7. I try to plan something to look forward to each week – such as going out to lunch with a friend or going to a movie. When you take weeks as a whole, before you know it February is over!

  8. Oh, hard one. To battle the february blahs I would recommend the following – in any order –
    -having hot chocolate and tea (or coffee)
    -if you got the time choose a good book and cuddle up on the sofa
    -enjoy a hopelessly romantic movie or just a real funny one, one that makes you laugh!
    -buy a book (I don’t like to get out of the house in this weather so I buy it on the internet and get it shipped πŸ™‚ ) with great pictures and just look at it and enjoy!
    -do some fun crafts, fun colours
    -look at travel brochures – even better book your holidays for summer
    -just do something that you like!
    -bake a cake or cupcakes AND EAT them!!!! πŸ™‚

    Hope some of it helps!

  9. Somehow I managed to avoid the Feb blahs this year. (Maybe I am still thinking I live in Texas – Feb was beautiful there.) There are some great ideas above – I would add to the list:
    + a splurge on strawberries (They are a summer food normally so I think warm weather)
    + a splurge on time – I am going out with my sister tonight. WooHoo! (with 5 little ones <5 between us this is tough)
    + a splurge on beads πŸ™‚

    Hang in There!
    – Kobey

  10. well, i guess february feels different here in the south of the world =P but when im blah i try to be with people who cheer me up and to do something i enjoy and i didnt do in a long while, like baking something different or playing the piano, wich i dont do anymore couse i dont have much time…

    so, cheer up and tnx for the giveaway πŸ˜‰

    dama_oi(at)hotmail(dot)com
    (please use this email and not the one in the id if is needed)

  11. I love february. The 28th is my birthday so the blahs are in March for me after celerbrating hard with friends and family. So to combat the blues I take long walks with my dog. Go on a diet again. Enjoy and be creative.

  12. What a fitting post! I have to say that I also have the February blahs or winter blues. I’m so tired of the cold and snow. So what do I do…went shopping and bought some pretty beads from SueBeads!

  13. Both Mom and Dad have Feb birthdays, so between making fun gifts and cards with my 2 toddlers to send to their grandparents, I haven’t had much time to get the blahs. Will be happy when March comes-it’s MY birthday, and I will be asking for beads!

  14. To beat the february blues…I go outside! Well, after all it is florida and the time of year we can go out side without cooking like eggs in a fry pan! Get back with me in August…and tell me all the good ideas to beat the blahs!!!
    :o)
    I have totally just gotten into beading jewelry last month! My mothe ris an accomplished seed beeder…and I am def not going there! LOL
    LOVe your beads and a chance to add to my very very small amount of beads would be thrilling!!!
    jessicamae3 at yahoo dot com

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