Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Come On Down

Other than being a non-demanding month after the madness of November and December and also being my birthday month, January is the pits. Here in Wisconsin, the weather can get you down. The sun packs her bags and leaves for weeks at a time. Everywhere I look, the snow has lost its bright white color and its sparkle and has deteriorated to a dingy layer soiled with dirt and grime with wide stretches of dead grass joining in the dismal scene.

Now that we're both down in the pits, how do we get out?
Help! Help!

16 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I was listening to the radio, this time of the month has the worst number of winter blues sufferers... Hope we are not in the statistic Shaddy! Look at colorful objects(books/movies) in a very bright room...it might help!
xo*

Zelda P. said...

Why, you do as the Canadians and vacation in Florida, of course! Hmmm... I must be doing something wrong because I'm Canadian, but I'm not on the beach.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Shaddy said...

Lenore: I heard that on the radio too. I think that gave me permission to admit that I'm just not as cheerful and upbeat as I'd like to be. I don't have the blues fortunately, just a mild case of the blahs. (Maybe they're the same thing?) Thank you for the good tips for brightening my days.

Zelda: Thank you for the birthday thoughts.
We used to head to FL around this time of year but have been waiting until March for several years now. Sometimes the weather in FL isn't as warm as we like it during Jan. and Feb.

Anonymous said...

Auntie feels better always after talking to friends in Vero that are not having such a great Jan. either. I am glad I am not their paying 3500.00 a month when I would not feel like going out and walking the beach or enjoying it totally like we used to. Now Shaddy you can go to No. Point relax and get away from everything.

Walk said...

I usually get out of the pits by reading "Paper Cut Screams".

Shaddy said...

Auntie: You're so right! In fact, I was there yesterday afternoon. Honestly, I wanted to write a post for my blog late yesterday. I had no ideas whatsoever so I just sat and stared at my laptop. The only thing that came to mind was this confining winter weather so I decided to complain about it. I really have no reason to do so other than to have something to blog about!!!

Walk: Sorry for dragging you into the pits today instead of getting you out! What can I say other than that I felt like doing some "winter whining."

Gullible said...

Hey, it's the 27th! Only a few more days to go and we've survived January. Then it's February with the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and world championship sprint dog races, the Iron Dog race to Nome (snowmobile) which Sarah Palin's husband Todd has won several times, the Iditaski and Iditabike races, the Yukon Quest dog race from Dawson City to Fairbanks, all leading up to the Iditarod the first weekend in March.

Plus, the sun comes back into Tern Lake valley Feb. 14 for the first time since mid-November. What's not to like about January--it leads to February and March.

Rob said...

Perfect time to hole up and read good books, good blogs and generally enjoy the hermit life! But I'm a bit odd in that I don't mind the dreary weather.

Natasha said...

I moved to Wisconsin in January many years ago. Silly me!

I lived in Madison. Beer & brats! Beer & brats! That's how you make it thru January.

Shaddy said...

Rob: I can do that!

Shaddy said...

Natasha: How can you call it a silly move after indulging in world-famous beer and brats? Oh...right...the cold and cloudy days...I almost forgot!

dayner said...

We're being rained out in California but I'm enjoying it. We've had several dry winters so this is a refreshing change. My daughter is a January baby and when she was born in 1995 it rained everyday in January. This year is reminding me of that year.
Cheer up, you have good books to read, and a nive gym to work out in, and spring is around the corner.

Parrot Writes said...

All the better weather came to Oregon this month. We have had the second warmest month since they started keeping records in 1880 - 6 degrees above average. Crocus and daffodil are coming up in my yard. Hope we don't get a freeze now. "Gray" is the color of our days, though. I curl up with a good book and a cuppa' tea. It will soon be time to start working in the garden!

darksculptures said...

The weather in Florida has returned to normal. Day's in the 70's and nights in the mid 50's. This morning my hubs and I took a nice barefoot walk on the beach and played in the foamy waters edge.

I don't know how you manage weeks without the sun. I prefer being a sunflower over a mushroom.

Soon you will be on vacation and enjoying the warm Florida sun..Hold on to that thought and you will get through the gloom of your dreary winters landscape.

Lia said...

I have to say that it never occurred to me that you get snow Shaddy. I have no idea why, but I thought you lived in one of the states that didn't get it.
Oh well it will soon go and spring will be here before we know it.
You could try making those snow candles I blogged about. That'll help make it look pretty and cheerful.
Much love
Lia
xx

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