And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran



Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Hangin' On....I Think

It was hubris that started it. I have been spending entirely too much time congratulating myself on how well I handled this past winter. It is always hard for me to function normally when it is cold and dark. Looking back over the last few years, I can see it in my blog posts and journal entries. I get cranky, I get depressed, I get lazy.

In short, I should just accept my limitations and hibernate during the winter months.

But this year was different, or so I thought. I was (kind of) keeping up on the housework. I had been exercising and trying to eat right. I was keeping up with blogging, and even managing to blog about things other than my miserable attitude. I started to believe that I might be getting better. I might be getting strong enough to handle the seasonal darkness. I got proud.

Then we got hit with The Endless Winter.

I am starting to believe that we must be entering another ice age, and that the warm weather will never come back. The memory of spring has been lost in the white-wash of snow that JUST. KEEPS. COMING.

Yup, I have several inches of snow in my yard again, and I am turning into one unhappy woman.

So I am gonna concentrate on taking my meds and breathing. Cuz I am about ready to blow a gasket, here....

6 comments:

Lynne said...

I hear ya Barefoot. The snow's coming down like crazy right now.
Here's what I do:

breathe in-
it will pass...
breathe out-
it will pass...

The Rambling Taoist said...

Maybe you should consider moving to Arizona. It rarely gets cold there. Of course, the temperatures in the summer are like hell, literally. I have a friend who calls me regularly during the summer months to moan about 110 degree days! It's always worse when I tell her it's a pleasant 68 in South Bend, WA.

Deb said...

It does seem winter is hanging on longer into the spring these last few years. I was going to start running regularly at the beginning of March, but, well, you know how it goes...

Lisa said...

Baby, you just hang in there! Spring will arrive, I promise! Maybe you should start some seedlings inside to have a few plant babies to nurture. They will be so big and strong when you can set them in the garden!


We are expecting torrential rains... again, both tomorrow night and Sunday. Must stop walking around with my umbrella saying "tut, tut, it looks like rain!"

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

I think what you achieve in your short 'summer' is amazing. I would be in deep depression if I had your weather, hang on in there, spring is on the way!

barefoot gardener said...

Lynne-
(in) I am...
(out)...relaxed...
(in)...I am....
(out)...relaxed...

*giggle*

RT-
Yeah, Arizona gets really hot. If I go southern/eastern coastal I gotta worry about hurricanes. If I hit the west coast, I gotta deal with earthquakes and the possibility of just falling into the ocean someday. I might as well stay put, huh?

Deb-
You bet I know how it goes...good luck getting the running thing started

Lisa-
What an image! You with an umbrella, etc...you always make me giggle...

Peter-
Thanks for the encouragement. I know that summer will come, and then I will be able to complain about the heat and humidity....*chuckle* we Minnesotans are never happy with the weather...