Post-holiday Doldrumoids

Post-holiday Doldrumoid (as seen through a microscope.)

We’ve always known of their existence, but for the first time ever, caught in mid listless, despondency, is what experts commonly refer to as the Post-holiday Doldrumoid…in the flesh……or rather, in the doodle.

No matter. It’s official. We have a Doldrumoid pandemic on our hands. They are here and we have got to deal with them.

Some effective methods for coping with these ubiquitous yet unwelcome creatures are as follows:

1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest in their host and reluctantly disappear after a week or two.

2. Keep that crunchy Christmas tree up for another month, along with the exterior icicle lights and the inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while ignoring the fact that the holidays are over. This method seems to keep the Doldrumoids at bay, but leaves the door wide open for Lackus Deselfrespectus spors to take hold.

There are no easy answers, but…

3. For those of us who need to get back to business… pronto, there are some drastic measures that can be implemented. Take tree and exterior lights down, box up Christmas decorations, shove said boxes up in garage rafters, eat salad, go to the gym and then actually make that deadline for your employer/client as opposed to staring blankly at the computer monitor (close mouth, wipe drool off chin, mind don’t get any on the keyboard.)

In the event none of the above methods prove effective, one can always hold on until February 14 when a virulent strain of Guiltus Cupidus overcomes the weakened Doldrumoids, offering minimal relief to some sufferers.

This has been an important public service announcement for all of our Doodle Diner friends. Thank you.


Once you’ve got the Doldrumoids tackled, be sure to stop by the Doodle Diner often this month, pull up a seat at the counter and check out what January hosts, Kathleen Rietz and Linda Silvestri are cooking up for you.

Tags: , ,

6 Responses to “Post-holiday Doldrumoids”

  1. sketched out Says:

    […] unwelcome guest and pick up some helpful hints on how to cope with him and his kind, stop by the Doodle Diner… and pick up some delicious doodles whilst you’re there. Posted by sketched out […]

  2. Jen Says:

    Yep. That explains my predicament quite precisely.

  3. roberta baird Says:

    With that Doldrumoid out of the way I can’t wait to see what comes of January!! So cute Linda!!

  4. Loni Edwards Says:

    Yep, me too! Love the Holiday Dodrumoid, Linda! Happy 2010! Great post!

  5. sketched out Says:

    Thanks, guys! Yep, I had a particularly virulent doldrumoid this year. But once I performed step 3, just yesterday, I managed to send him packing!

    Now it’s time to set and post some goals for 2010… woo hoo!

  6. princesstomato Says:

    Step 3. check.
    Now can I have a slice of carrot cake? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: