Saturday, January 16, 2016


** I am dedicating JANUARY 2016 as the month of the "rewind".  I'm going to highlight some of my personal favorite posts this month. Enjoy these Blasts From The Past. ***

I'm in a weird place right now. 

I'm in a snit.

I looked up the definition of snit.  A state of agitation.  Yep...pretty close to what I'm feeling.

I can't seem to settle down.  My mind wanders.  I'm not inspired to do much and the things I do do, I force myself to do cause they need doing.  (How's THAT for an interesting sentence?)

I'm restless, indecisive and annoyed.  But I'm not really in a bad mood.  I'm not.  But I am looking for distraction...for humor, for fun, for inspiration.

I usually get this way in January.  
I know what it is.  
It's the darkness of winter.  
I miss my garden.  
I miss the green things.  
I miss the little changes that happen to the plants as they grow.  
I miss the smells. 

I'm getting extra hours at work this month which is actually a relief to my sanity as well as to my pocket book.  

The other day, a co-worker asked how my weekend went and I told her "It was too long...I'm glad to be back to work."  She looked at me like I was crazy.  "Who actually WANTS to work?"  

She has a point.  While I do enjoy my work, I firmly believe I'd be one of the first people to leave it behind in pursuit of other things if I had the financial wherewith all to do it.

Which makes me think that I'd probably be a bored rich person.  

Seriously.  That would be my luck.  

That even though I could have anything I asked for (financially speaking) I'd still be in a snit during the dark season.

Unless I could run away from winter.  Run away from the dark days.  Head to the Southern Hemisphere where it's heading into Summer right now.

Hmmm.  A girl can always dream can't she?


  1. Oh, Sweetie, you would not survive in Minnie-soda! ;o}

  2. Yup, I hear you. I've had a bit of that lately myself. Hang in there.

  3. I know how you feel when you mention missing your plants, garden and even the smells at this time of year. I think a lot of it for me is missing the light. I have wondered if one of those special light boxes would help me. I looked them up on line, and mostly they seemed to expensive, especially with no guarantee that one would help. Today I went out in the cold, windy-though sunny weather, and spent some time covering my roses and ferns with more leaves. Even though I was out in the sun, it just wasn't the same as other seasons. I have also spent a lot of time pestering and plucking dead leaves from my geraniums that I brought inside to winter.

    At least we are on the upward swing of daylight hours now, and we are more than halfway through January. Take care.

    Susie D.