Sunday, January 24, 2010

OH my gosh, will winter never end?

You know, it's funny. I've been sick and have not much to do besides lounge around in bed for days thinking of things to blog about-I was even WITTY!!

Now? Here I sit, ready to blog, and all I can think about is that the Walgreens ad has been disappointing for weeks. Weeks.

Being sick is a bit of a downer. Being sick in winter seems right, but at the same time it hardly seems fair. Here I am with nowhere to go and no one to do anything with, so it hardly seems like much of a loss. Even with the ice and some days hovering around 40 degrees, we still have a solid pack of snow on the ground. I am sensible of the fact that it isn't as bad as being healthy and stuck in the office on a beautiful sunny day with puffy white clouds straight from childhood, a slight breeze, fresh green grass and a steady 75 degrees. Now that is really hard to accept.

Here's my theory: I got very sick this time last year, so maybe it's my body's annual Tune Out to Tune Up. A mandatory rest, if you see what I mean.

I didn't go to Wednesday's swim class, I haven't done anything resembling a workout beyond getting up and down out of bed and bending my elbow to take a slug of NyQuil. One thing I did accomplish this week: I've read two books. I may have mentioned in my March Improvement Plan a reading program this month at the local library. I will pop into the car and run to the library to hand in my completed slips. Then I will go to the store because I'm out of oatmeal and all of a sudden that has become very important. Oh and laundry detergent. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I want a housewife.

I have caught up on all the blogs I read. It is good to see that some of them have been blogging right along, but it is also nice to see that many bloggers seem to be having the same problem I am having: not posting or when they do post it is about how they don't have anything to say!

It does seem difficult to believe that January is almost over, but it's good news to me. Oh except for the snow in the forecast. Yep, more snow. Delightful, isn't it? It is supposed to begin this evening and continue into the morning. I hope they're wrong. I almost always hope they're wrong! But you do get to a point at which you think, why not have more snow? How about some more ice? A little sleet? Heck, it's winter. We might feel cheated if we don't get storm after storm after storm. I'm sure the City of Des Moines can scrounge up another $3 million for the rest of the season. Everyone can take their change buckets down to city hall.

It's an idea.

I would hate to feel cheated out of a good Midwestern winter we can all complain about for months to come! So go ahead and snow, see if I care. Remember in The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder how Pa stood up and raised his fist and yelled at the storm? Yea, that's almost where I'm at.


Howard Bagby said...

I hope you get to feeling better.

We keep getting rain here. Two years ago we were in a drought. Today we have a flash flood warning, which is becoming a too often occurrence.

Cha Cha said...

I hear you on the tune out to tune up. It's like your body forcing you to take a mental health day ... after you ignore that itch for a while, your body just takes matters into its own hands. Or nasal passages. Or whatever.

Hope you're feeling better and that you get even just a bit of sun. Soon. :)

Badass Geek said...

I don't normally get sick, but the cold I've got now is really kicking my butt.

Hope you feel better soon.

A piece of news said...

Thanks for the good wishes for good health. I'm hoping the little green men in my head have heard and begin leaving soon!

Don't get sick and if you are like BAG, rest a lot and then get better and be well for the rest of the year. :)

I allow myself one time per year for illness. HA! But that's my policy.

Rose said...

You got to come to my blog...I thought I should have written the song that is on it, but after reading your post, maybe we should have co-written it!

It isn't the snow I mind...and I don't mind some cloudy weather. Heck, it makes me feel all grateful and stuff to realize how blessed I am. But after a couple weeks of not seeing the sun, and having rain most of those days--well, they just get to me.

A piece of news said...

Rose, they get to me. I love that song. I'm listening to it now.

A piece of news said...

I feel better! not perfect, but I feel better! Thank you thank you thank you. I'm sure the get-well powers of the universe heard you guys.

Rambling Woods said...

I am tired of winter and wasn't feeling well either..come on spring..

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking this has been like "The Long Winter". I'm not quite at the fist-shaking point (we haven't had quite as many storms as you have), but it's getting there. Man, is it ever getting there!

Glad you're feeling better!!!

Miss Kitty