Sunday, September 14, 2014
The start of school wears everyone out, yes? We who work at the school, the kids who have to get themselves back, even the groundskeepers...everyone has a few weeks of frenzied exhaustion before we sadly acknowledge that we are back in the routine and once again entrenched in academia for another year.
Thus starts my yearly battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. The aptly-named winter blues creeps up on me as the days shorten, worsening as the winter clothes and blankets get unpacked. I am already maxed out on the anti-depressant I can take that works, so I wonder what method I will use to feel better for about six months. Bears have the right idea: eat a lot and take a long nap. I have the eating part mastered, lol, and I could get good at naps, too!
Speaking of God's cute creatures, the wasp nest is long gone. My son came down from Boston and dealt with it in the terminal sense. We had an excited afternoon when we found it still had some huge wasps lurking it, even after I had sprayed it four times.
He sprayed it very thoroughly, waited a bit, then battled it with a big stick, finally getting it onto the ground, where he buried it. Now there is a circular mark on the paint which is no problem compared to my fear and trembling at having the wasps dive-bombing every living creature within six months of my door. Gone but not forgotten.
I am still at it with the gym but only twice weekly for now. My energy level is much better. I also got back into making jewelry, but not to sell. Just a few things for myself. It is amazing how huge my stock of supplies for that hobby became--I could sell the supplies by the drawer-full.
Oh, and I made a set of curtains for my bathroom. Household hint: When you buy a shower curtain, buy two and use one to make the window curtain. My window takes a 72 inch curtain, impossible to find for bathrooms, so I have been doing this for 30 years of decorating. How do people who don't sew get along in their homes? Especially drape-aholics like me, who change them at least twice a year. I have a closet of just drapes, curtains & sheers. Really.
Other news? Let's see. While waiting for Game of Thrones to re-commence, I am watching Orphan Black and loving it. No movies lately, just TV. Lots of Kindle time, very little Very Best Friend time, lots of not much. It doesn't seem bland until I write it out, then I realize how mundane my daily life has gotten. Work? Fine. Health? Fine. Cats?...you get the picture.
So that's it for now. I am reading the blogs & status updates of my SP friends and hope everyone stays well. I pray for my friends as they need it and rejoice at their joys as they come along.
And now for a nice cuppa Tetley English blend tea to get the day started.