Post Weekend Depression

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I think I'm finally starting to feel like myself again today.
See, I suffer from a disorder known as Post Weekend Depression, or PWD.
A few triggers can set it off, but the most common ones are vacations, weddings,
and holidays- i.e. 4th of July.
(see pics below)

From playing with American Girl Dolls, to real life baby dolls! Lola and Cruz.
*Lola insisted she keep her head like that, I swear I tried to move it.

 I will never get over the thrill of tubing.

My dad and Har at the head of the boat.

Harlow, Vandal, and Chase. 

Harlow's "smile."

Fireworks at the lake!

So I think you can understand why I'm having some withdrawals.
The symptoms of PWD usually involve not being able to get out of bed in the morning,
the inability to find any clean clothes, the lack of desire to comb one's hair,
eating lunch before it's even 11 a.m., difficulty paying attention,
and just an overall feeling of hating the world.
I suffered greatly yesterday.
For starters, I woke up and ate a red,white, and blue sugar cookie for breakfast.
(Only because the milk had spoiled while we were gone so I couldn't have cereal,
or so I told myself...)
For lunch, which happened approximately forty minutes after breakfast, I ate a can of black beans and tortilla chips. It's safe to say we were a bit low on groceries yesterday. My options were beans, peanut butter, or tuna. I think I made the right choice, only because the peanut butter was Harlow's jar.
He gets real pissy when he thinks someone's been stealing his PB, which is understandable really.
Speaking of Harlow, after more than two weeks at summer camp he was suffering from PWD just as much as I was yesterday. He didn't get out of bed until noon! Noon!
And when he did get up, it was only to go to the bathroom and order Dominos.
So with Harlow down and out, and me not feeling good either, I decided yesterday was probably a good day to stay in bed and send some work emails.
But even that didn't go ever so well, I would start to construct an email and then just stare at it for hours like it was written in braille.
It was one of those days where I couldn't figure out how I was going to get everything accomplished I needed to, so instead I opted to do none of it.
Anyone else ever struggle with that? Or am I the only loser here?
Sometimes I'll have so much to do it just overwhelms to the point of saying screw it all,
I need to watch RHNJ instead. But I swear this is just a side affect of my PWD. 
Usually I'm Jenny-Productive.

The only thing that pulled me out of my funk yesterday was my class at IO.
My new teacher is... scary as hell. But really good.
He will stop a scene ten seconds in and say something like,
"I was worried that was going to be awful, and it was."
I get so nervous before it's my turn to go on stage I practically blackout.
But he knows exactly what we're doing wrong and calls us out on it immediately.
It terrifies me and I love it.

And on that note, I need to figure out if I'm going to be brave enough to try some new standup material tomorrow at the Laugh Factory.
Although I'm starting to think it's time I move on to a more normal hobby,
like making door wreaths or collecting Mason Jars.
Wish me luck.

PS- check back for a follow up on yesterdays post called, Things Bloggers Hate. 
Oddly enough, this list might be even longer...


  1. Sorry, I'm stuck on Harlow's "smile"...

  2. i have it too. i haven't been able to "work" in 2 days. just can't do it.

  3. Oh thank god I've been diagnosed!!! All these years I had no clue what was the matter with me & now I finally know!!! HALLELUJUA !!! :) hope you're feeling better!!!

  4. I'm still spending my days dreaming about the lake and figuring out how many days until my next vacation. Stupid work. I could spend the rest of my day clicking on your blog to help you get 15,000. That seems productive enough for me.

  5. I totally get PWD. If I had more time off, I would always take a day off after a good weekend. Help me ease back into the world. Instead I just feel bitter that I have to be at work and back to reality.

  6. Long holidays make for depressing Monday's that's for sure, I posted some pointless crap yesterday but I am feeling much much better today. I can't wait to read the What Bloggers Hate post, it sounds like lots of fun!

  7. i definitely have this too. i think it's probably an epidemic.

    i'm glad you enjoy tubing! i tried tubing for the first time last weekend and ended up making a complete ass of myself. it was pretty great. :)

  8. Hahaha! PWD, love it! I remember seeing an E card that said something along the lines of, "that moment I have too much shit to do so I think I'll take a nap instead" lol, I totally get that feeling!

  9. I'm pretty sure I suffer from PWD every single Monday... and Tuesday. Especially the no clean clothes and nothing to eat part! Glad to know I'm not the only one!

  10. Hi, my name is Erin and I too suffer from PWD. My most common symptoms include also eating lunch before 11am, staring at my work computer with a blank stare while thinking about my blog until someone walks into my office, and being unnecessarily angry at every task that I don't want to do.

    Great post ;)

  11. I would be depressed to have to come back from a weekend like that too! Love lake weekends! and those sweet furry and non furry babes! :)

  12. I don't know why but I just feel really weird seeing you hold a small child. I suffer from BAW syndrome.. Being at work. It just makes me an unhappy person.

  13. OMG...Harlows smile. That just made my day. I hope that ends up on Buzzfeed.

  14. Today is my first day back. I ate a tomato for lunch and wore what I wore yesterday... yeah.

  15. Your expression while sitting on that tube is priceless, like I'm so excited and so scared, all rolled up into one. I ate baked beans today for the 6th day in a row, I think I made too many for our 4th of July rainout, I mean BBQ. For me PWD involves looking at photos from the W over and over again hoping I will some how go back in time and be there...

  16. I get PWD too, especially after a long holiday weekend. I got absolutely nothing done yesterday.

  17. yes. just yes. everything about this.

  18. I haven't been tubing in so long!! Jealous

  19. Oh lordy do I ever know what you're talking about. Also, don't get a more "normal" hobbie! That would be boring and so no like you!

  20. Harlow's smile is pretty darn cute!

  21. I am feeling it too! The real world bites the big one!!

  22. It looks like you had such a great time. I was looking at your post today at work and someone saw the fireworks pictures. She then asked me 23 questions about the photo, who took it, where they were at, who you are. It was one of the most awkward conversations ever. I kew all the answers because I read you blog, but then when she asked how i knew I stammered something about a blog friend.... looked away and pretend to be working again.

  23. Weekends = day drinking and any day that doesn't = day drinking is a day wasted in my books. Cheers!

  24. Hey.. I suffer from that too!!!

  25. I suffer from this too! The weekend is just too great!

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