Saturday, January 17, 2009

winter blues maybe

It's still cold ~ 15 degrees and sinking still. No matter how much lotion I use I can't seem to escape this dry skin. I think I have figured out why I'm in a stitching slump, among other things. I think it's winter. I have the winter blues. It's after Christmas and things have died down. My skin is dry and itchy. It's way too cold out, therefore, I'm cooped. The sun isn't warm ~ I think I need spring and I need it now. Times are difficult, things are changing, and money is scarce. It's dead outside from the chill and I feel imprisoned as a result. I'll feel much better once it feels more like something that resembles winter instead of the Antarctica. I do much better in warm weather (hence living in the south). It can be 115 degrees out and I'm much happier with that temp than how it is right now. This weather is truly pesky, isn't it?

I can't wait for 3:30 Saturday to roll around. Me and mom will be at our moonlight stitching evening from 4:00-10:00. I so need this outing. I'm going to meet someone new that my mom has known for many years and is quite fond of her. Her name is Melissa, aka Doodle-head.

Today's Stitching: Lovebirds by RDBBoCSD


Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh Julie - I'm sorry you're having an icky time. Winter can be difficult. Especially when you have little ones and you feel like you are stuck in your house, almost a prisoner, alone on a deserted island.
Here are some things that pick me up when I have the winter blahs.
Turn OFF the television and turn ON fun music. Dance and sing silly with your kids (my kids always loved this) - Just go crazy and let loose.
The next time you go to the grocery store, buy yourself your very own coloring book and box of crayons and color with your kids. There is something very therapeutic about coloring.
Playdoh or clay. Lose yourself in the feel of kneading and rolling and creating - the kids love it too.
When the kids are down for a nap, make yourself your favorite hot drink (coffee or tea), grab yourself the comfiest blanket you own, go to your favorite comfy chair, light a candle that has a calming scent (I always use AVEDA candles) and you can either read, meditate, or listen to some Bocelli or some very low key calming music. It always works for me.

Maggie said...

Hi there i just came across your blog, loved reading your posts and the RR you and your mother are going to do looks great, i must say i feel the same way about RR's as you and because i sometimes stitch a lot and sometime not a lot i would be afraid of not meeting the deadline.
Sorry that you are feeling the way you do about winter, i love winter, not the rain i admit but the cold and the snow (what little we have in the UK)I don't function so well in hot weather, unless that is i'm sat by a swimming pool with a long cold drink and a book, lol.
Hope you feel better about things soon.
I have added you to my list of blogs to read so i come visit again, hope you don't mind.

Maggie x

mainely stitching said...

I hope you shake those winter blues. For me, I love the cold - but I hate the gray gloom that descends over this country for most of the winter. It makes me feel like I'm living under a bowl.

Take care!!