Thursday, August 2, 2012
I was not highly motivated to write this morning. I really have no pictures to share. I have nothing very interesting to write about.
Life has not been particularly easy lately. There are work transitions to deal with, paperwork, visitors, school functions, a (very) clingy toddler and the usual effort to just keep up with everything. Some days I've just wanted to bury my head in the covers. It all seems too hard at times. But such is life and while I would like to indulge in some sorry for myself time, I just can't. There are nappies to change, kids to take to school, and meals to cook.
Some people might point their finger at the weather. The grey, dreary vitamin d deficient feeling at the height of Winter. Perhaps there is some truth in that.
But there are a few little things I've found to keep the dreary feelings at bay. A strong cup of coffee at any time of the day (but particularly first thing with breakfast and a late evening just-before-preparing dinner one) does a lot to lift spirits and provide a little break in between. All the better if I can escape for a few minutes into blogland and catch up on a little reading.
Last week I started exercising. A long time ago I used to walk every single day. But that went by the wayside some time ago. So I pop some music on and have a little dance with Violet. That half hour is a great little mood lifter. And Violet is quite the little dancer.
And though I don't always feel like it, I've kept on knitting and sewing. Before I know it, I actually start to enjoy myself as I become immersed into the project. Late last night I picked up my knitting while the house was silent, put on a Nigel Slater and then Nigella's Kitchen episode, and knitted to my hearts content. It was most therapeutic. Even if I find seed stitch just a little tiresome.
Do you ever feel affected by the weather? What do you do to keep those feeling away?