Life’s Mysteries

For the past couple weeks I have been suffering from something.   I don’t know what it is, and I’m not sure if it’s a real ailment, or just one of those things one goes through in life.   I can’t seem to concentrate on much of anything for very long.   I don’t feel depressed or a lack of interest in the things I normally am interested in, but it just seems like the last couple weeks it’s all I can do to get the simple things done.   I can’t seem to concentrate on anything that requires me to actually think and solve complex problems, and yet I’m doing OK on Sudoku.   Go figure!

I have a project I’ve been working on for over a month.   I was making good progress until a couple of weeks ago.   Nothing gets done each day and so I scold myself for my lack of progress.   Each day I think I’m going to get something done, but nothing happens and then I think perhaps tomorrow I will feel like doing what needs to be done.   But tomorrow never comes.

The way I’ve been feeling this week is even worse because I seem to be having headaches and today it’s a major one.   Also, I think hormones have something to do with all this, and there are symptoms that I could go into but I won’t for the sake of those of you who really just don’t want to know about that side of me.   That’s code for “female complaints.”

It occurred to me today that I could be going through the beginnings of the big M.   Doesn’t that occur when one is in their 40s?   It’s also possible that it has nothing to do with that and it’s just pure laziness and procrastination.   All I really want to do these days is to sit outside in the sun.   My lizard tendencies go well here in the desert.

So what do you do when you just can’t seem to concentrate on anything?


  1. Jack Jr.
    Feb 8, 2007

    Read your blog!

  2. pb
    Feb 8, 2007

    When you see your gyno, you may wish to check into the possibility of peri-menopause. They do have pills for that, but be very careful about the danocrine (male hormone) stuff.

    Good news is, if it’s perimenopause, it is a long, rather smooth transition into the real thing. It’s rather common in my family.

  3. Norm
    Feb 9, 2007

    :roll:Walk down the hall and rub your neck.:oops:

  4. Tracy
    Feb 9, 2007

    :wink:Karen, I can probably provide you with some insight on the fun things to expect during the peri-menopause phase. We’ll talk!

  5. SolShine7
    Feb 9, 2007

    What do I do? Listen to some inspiring Christian music, watch a favorite movie or read a favorite book and pray.

  6. pj
    Feb 9, 2007

    NO CLUE! About all I know is to get out of the way!!

  7. Dixie Sampier
    Feb 10, 2007

    see how many times you can say ‘duh’ and know that this too shall pass.
    hang in there, Babe!

  8. Karen of Scottsdale
    Feb 11, 2007

    Thanks for all the great comments!:smile: