Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ain't that Funky Now?

One year, preparing to take a bunch of youth on Mission Trip to inner city Chicago to help at a summer day camp, we learned several kid-friendly fun-loving songs. One was a sort of Humpty Dumpty rhyming song and included the line "Ain't that Funky Now?" It was a very catchy tune and I still enjoy singing it with children whenever I help out in children's church.

But really this post is about being "in a Funk". Lately, I've been in a Funk. Do you know what I mean? I told my daughter yesterday, and she immediately pulled up a definition on her iphone. She and Seth giggled over my 'old woman' termonology, but I just can't find a better word for it. I'm just in a Funk!

But, it is time to pop out of it. I've had my funky hay day, and it's no fun at all. Now if the rest of life will just cooperate and help me out a bit!

How about you? Do you ever get into a funk, and what are some things you do to help bring yourself out of it?


  1. I think its in most people as part of their human nature to have times when they feel low and blue.

    I personally take myself off to a quiet place and I paint something pretty. Because a painting can take 6 hours plus, that's a nice long time to be quiet and peaceful, by which time the blues are forgotten in the wonder of creation.

  2. I get that way too. When I start feeling that way then I tend to re-evaluate the things that are important & then take a break. After that I'm ready to 'start over'. :)

  3. Oh yes! If I can, I escape to the sewing room for a bit. That doesn't always lift it entirely but it sure helps!