Monday, July 22, 2013
I've been hibernating of late. The weather, though unseasonable warm for part of the week, was also raining, windy and freezing cold in others. I haven't been venturing outside or even out anywhere very much. I've been doing bits and pieces of little projects, but not really getting very far with any of them. The concentration needed seems in short supply these days, with the weather causing a little cabin fever in all of us. Some weeks, particularly at this time year with day after day of cold, seem to pass by in an uneventful blur. Days are spent preparing food, adding wood to the fire, trying to get washing to dry and then all the cleaning up. Always cleaning up. When the days are spent indoors it can all get a little too much at times.
It is our fourth winter here. Though I do love the cold, with it's wood fires, wooly jumpers and thick blankets, it can get a little too much sometimes. But such is life in a colder climate, and I daresay that our house is a good deal warmer in winter than the houses I grew up in on the coast. When the sunshine is lacking and the garden is bare, life seems just a little starker somehow. But I do know that it will pass. In the meantime I need to work at rekindling my love of winter.