To those of you who have things here on my to-do pile:
(no this isn't really my to-do pile but it was the quickest pic I could snap of a fabric pile!)
I AM starting to feel like getting back at it. I always think I will get back at it right after the holidays end. And it ALWAYS takes me a couple weeks to even start thinking about it!
It is a real disorder and not something made up. Check it out for yourself if you don't believe me!
It is sort of like baby blues - at least the ones I had. If you experienced baby blues you can understand in a way what I deal with every January. If you never experienced baby blues or any other form of feeling down - PRAISE GOD!
The baby blues hit me hard with the Teenager. I had no idea it was coming and had no idea how long it would last. Thankfully it ran it's course in two weeks. With Middle Sister and Little Sister I knew it would probably happen and I knew what to expect, and that it would most likely be over in 2 weeks.
I am realizing (finally) that I will deal with this every year after the holidays. I can handle winter till then. After the holidays end it hits me - no matter how sunny and no matter how temperate the winter clime.
Recognising this I must strive to plan accordingly. No deadlines in January. No planning on sewing till at least 2 weeks after my Sister goes home after Christmas (that's when the holidays end for me)
As of last night I felt the first stirrings of ambition and eagerness to 'get back at it'. I've been functioning but only doing what HAD to be done and what I felt like doing. A lot of sitting on the couch. A lot of playing with my new laptop. A lot of rethinking my blog -more on that to come as it unfolds. And a lot of school. Starting promptly at 8:30. Teaching Little Sister to read. Struggling to get The Teenager through math. So I'm not just curled up in bed with the covers over my head(though that can be what I really want to do).
Hurrah for the two week point! I'll have my down days in the next 3 months - I always do. It's all part of SAD. The best thing I could do for it would be to go to a warmer climate for at least a couple weeks during the winter.
So now you know there is a real disorder behind my dislike of Winter.
It's real. And I have to deal with it every year. On an up note it is only 79 days till April!!!!!
My creativity is starting to come back - sporadic as it may be this time of year.
Along with it is Ambition. GOD IS GOOD!
When thru the deep waters I call you to go
The river of sorrow will not overflow
For I will be with you your troubles to bless
And sanctify to you your deepest distress.
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