Monday, July 15, 2013

Languishing Away

Languish:   [lang-gwish]
Part of Speech:   Verb
Definition:     Droop; become dull; listless; ebb, fade, fizzle out

I have been doing a little bit of all of those this summer, with emphasis on the "drooping and fizzling out" part.  I blame it on the weather ... the combination of temperatures hovering in the mid-to-upper 90s, and our stifling Mississippi humidity has just about done me in as far as getting out and taking pictures. All I can seem to manage is to go out and water my flowers once a day, and by the time I come inside, I feel as wilted as they were before I watered them.

I have this little "Thou Shalt Not Whine" sign hanging in my kitchen, but I find myself going around whining a lot these days, mostly to myself.

I know that this too shall pass, and one day I will wake up inspired and full of energy and ready to venture out with my camera once again ... but in the meantime, I guess I'll just devote my time to perfecting the art of languishing (also known as being a couch potato) ... and enjoy it while I can.  

[Image borrowed from Internet and photoshopped by me.]


Stacey said...

I think it's just fine to languish this time of year. It was 102 here for several days but now we have a cool front. :) Rain too. Love it!

C. M. Designs said...

You just languish all you want to Janie.. I'm right there with you here in HOT, HUMID, Virginia.
Thinking about you !

racheld said...

Thee and me, M'Dear. And I have not had the excuse of heat for nearly so long nor as unmerciful as yours.

I was WONDERING where my self-portrait had got to! Thanks for adding the fan. Much better.

Stay KEWL.


Marlene said...

I promise anyone who will listen that I will not whine every summer but so far I have not been able to make good on that. Have my NO WHINING sign in my bathroom, but that's not working very well either. Glad to know that I'm not the only one languishing! Hot and muggy in Fla.

Pat said...

Oh Janie!

How cute you are. You gave me such a chuckle when I saw the photo of that drooping plant.

Yes, we all need to droop once in awhile and then we get recharged.

Enjoy some drooping time!
Pat in Tallahassee

Dorothy said...

I hope we can survive about 3 months of this weather, and then it will be that glorious season of Autumn!!! I'm already looking forward to that!