1. a spell of listlessness or despondency
2. often capitalized : a part of the ocean near the equator abounding in calms, squalls, and light shifting winds
3. a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump
I have no idea about number 2, but number 1 and 3 apply. Definitely.
Better than the definition, though, is the origin: akin to Old English dol foolish
Now that I can relate to! It is foolish to let myself stagnate like I have been, doing as little as possible. So it is time to pull myself up by the bootstraps (yeah, I'll have to research the origins of that one next) and get my patooty motivated again.
So, snow or no snow (I'd definitely prefer no snow, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen) - I'm going to get back into the regular blogging mindset again. I will get motivated by becoming a list person again and striking one big thing off my list every day. The good news is I have so far kept my two resolutions. I'm actually starting to like working out - sorta, kinda, maybe. And it isn't that hard to watch my calories - at least not so hard now that I finished the 1/2 gallon of Jamoca Almond Fudge Icecream that was in the refrigerator.
So how about it. Is anybody else out there experiencing the doldrums? If so, what are you going to do to get yourself motivated? If nothing else, just think of the origin of the name, grin, and get moving again!