Good Morning folks! I awoke very early this morning, 5:30. I had a good nights sleep now that the full moon has passed us. I toss and turn for two weeks before the full moon and than once full I sleep good again. I wonder if I am the only one like that? My son is the same way, poor Dear, he is also stating to get arthritis. I was also in my thirties when mine started. This winter has been a bad one for us.
When I walked the dogs this morning the sky was a deep indigo blue. The sun still hadn't broke through the horizon. This January has been the longest one that I can remember. It feels as though a blanket of gloomy clouds was thrown over our town and forgotten.
We've seen very little sunshine. I can honestly say that if we've had 15 hours of sun this month, I would be very surprised. It is very difficult to feel motivated when there is the absence of sun. Not to mention the cold and snow. I have no right to complain about the snow as many of my friends in the U.S. and Canada have received much more than our small town has. But still we have received much more than is usual for our small town. Our winters are usually mild. One of the things that I do like about living here. I came from Chicago so the mild winters here were almost laughable to me!
|Robins nest in our yard from last spring, 2010.|
While driving to town yesterday, my husband and I saw a Robin. He took it as a good sign. I hope he is right.
As I have posted in the past, I have been keeping very busy around here. But I have also had days where I have just laid around and done nothing. Had no desire, you know? I do know that it's just temporary and that sunshine will give us all a little spring back to our step!
Even my dogs have been bored! My Pug Ruby was admiring a piece of pizza I was having for lunch!
See how sleepy she looks? This is how we all have been feeling lately! My whole family has been complaining about the gloomy days and how it makes them feel. My dog Roxy just relaxes through it all...
I have been trying to take advantage of this gloomy weather. I have completed one crochet project and am working on another. I stepped out of my box and started reading a book that I normally wouldn't have chosen. It is called "The Valley of Light" By Terry Kay.
It's a story of a traveling Fisherman. I found it much more interesting than I first suspected and am almost finished with. It has me wondering how it will end!
This little guy informed me during our lunch date last week that he now has a "Big Bed" so I should get back to working on his quilt.
At the rate I'm going, he'll have his drivers license before I finish it!
The weatherman just reported that we will be warming into the 40's for the next few days, but still, no sun.
Oh how I need some sunshine!
I decided to take the day to myself today. Tomorrow I have to go and clean and then I will probably go work at church on Friday or Saturday. I told Katie that she'd have to get a ride to church this week. I have been letting her use my car as her churches hours are different than mine. Well I'm tired of missing my own church services because of it so, she'll have to catch a ride from someone else like she did before she had her license!
If I take her, than I'll be late. If she takes me, her service is about an hour longer than mine. It's not very convenient but I am happy that she DOES NOT want to miss church!!
Well the sun has long since rose since I've started this post and it still is completely covered by that blanket of clouds. Yuck!
Well it is what it is I suppose and there isn't anything that I can do about it! So I suppose I will listen to some good music and clean!
Yes that is my therapy for L.O.S. (lack of sun)!
Here's hoping that the sun is shining down on someone out there today!