Saturday, February 7, 2015


How sick was I of January? So sick of it, I waited until February to write about it. 

If my last post and this one seem in a similar vein, it's no surprise. I don't do winter very well even in the best years. This time I thought I'd survived the holidays in good enough form and started the new year intending to be all productive and reasonably even-keeled mood-wise. 

And then it all sort of fell down into a giant pile of meh, which included a stubborn head cold, stressful work days, a hellishly itchy eczema outbreak, insomnia, carbohydrate abuse, and sullen spells. 

My sister had given me an electric fleece blanket for Christmas, and it took pretty much all I had not to just crawl under it and tell people I'd see them in April.

Yes. This is a whiny post. I'm not proud, but there it is. However, I'm beginning to come around from my winter pout. 

Yesterday I went to the hardware store for the first time in months. Months! Hard to believe. And I have a few things going this weekend that I'll blog about soon. 

Think of this post as my little way of letting you know that I've finally put down the bowl of cheesy mashed potatoes and the winter helping of self-pity. Spring is on its way! 


  1. I hear ya about January! This winter hasn't been as awful as ones in the past, tho. I'm doing the same as you ... purging and letting go. It's cathartic!

  2. I can so relate. Grey skies and lack of sunshine is horrible. We have been forcing ourselves to go outside but I am so ready for spring.

  3. The gloom and grueling weather is hard to fight day in and day out. Many of us are fighting the blahs. You're not alone. Hang in there, the sun is bound to come out again, sooner or later.

  4. Good to hear! I bought fabric this weekend and have actually done something with it. I can feel that winter has turned. The light is different. (Although, I prefer winter to summer,'s a mixed thing for me.)

  5. I want to thank all of you for the encouragement! The days are getting longer and that helps too, but nothing so much as kind words from the internet neighborhood!