Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dregs of 2008

The moon is dark and 2008 is on its last legs. Just a few more days to slog through, then it'll be 2009.

Don't know about you, but for me the end of anything is always so hard, whether that thing is a year, a relationship, a job. Whatever. I am a lover of beginnings when everything is brand new and it seems like everything is possible. Towards the end of things, I always just want to get it over with.

To boost myself through the dregs of 2008 I cleaned out my closet - again. Afterwards I realized with a shock that I have no clothes. (Why is it always a shock?) Luckily, Santa brought me a gift card to one of my favorite clothing stores. A few new things hanging in my closet should help lift me out of my bottom-of-the-barrel state of mind.

Early next week I'm also going to get my hair cut, receive massage, and see the Sufi acupuncturist.

Maybe the secret to moving through the dregs of the last days of anything has to do with receiving treatments and buying clothes. Do you think? It's worth a try, yes? Yes.


Barry said...

YIPES! Those shadows are ominous.

Quick, go shopping before they get you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Bad pruning job on the tree casting the shadow, don't you think?

Adrianne said...

LOVE that shadow photo!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Adrianne! It's on East Capitol street, somewhere around 4th or 5th. Took the pic on Christmas day.

tut-tut said...

New clothes are always a boost, I find. I need some new pants myself. I find myself wearing the same jeans day in and day out.

ArtSparker said...

A haircut always seems to me to concentrate the thoughts more.

Yes, the tree shadows turn the doorway into a face from a monster movie peering out from a mass of hair.

deborah said...

new clothes
maybe new clothes will put me outta
the doldrums

love the photos of the past two days
and thank you for sharing them

all my love,

Squirrel said...

Sorry you're in a bottom of the barrel state --New Year's Eve should really perk you up! Everyone seems to be looking forward to January !

I could use some new snowboots.

Pam said...

Yes to all you've mentioned.I can't wait to get rid of this past year. Christmas did not help the fact that my pants don't do up.None of the pants in my wardrobe fit. I'm buying walking boots. Seriously. Bush walking stuff for 2009.Khaki Steve Irwin shorts... could be an in interesting year with questionable fashion sense.Best wishes for the holiday season Reya. Looking forward to more of your wonderful photography.

Reya Mellicker said...

Pam, you are so funny.

Got to say I'm not at all depressed, just ready for the new year. Bored with the dregs more than sulking or unhappy.

Steve said...

BEAUTIFUL photo on the bottom, there.

I'm laughing at your "no clothes" remark. Maybe you were a little too thorough in cleaning things out? :)

Mike Qian said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Love this photo! Interesting blog you have.

Kristine Corpus said...

Just stopping by your blog, all the way from little ol' Luling, Texas. wow! I love your photos. nice eye.