"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

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.