Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Woke Up Grumpy

We didnt get any of the snow that everyone else was getting here in Georgia. Just cold temps and some ice pellets, and some rain.

I have a confession to make. I have been sleeping an awful lot lately. I know why, and there is really nothing I can do to fix it. I am only waiting for the warmer temperatures and the sun to be a part of my life every day, not just for a fleeting moment. I am tired of being cold. I am tired of the wind blowing constantly. I am tired of the mud and ice.

I am indeed on medication to help brighten my outlook on life. It has worked well for me up until this past wintertime. I have been on this same medication for seven years now. I woke up with a scowl on my face as I wobbled to the coffeepot, still groggy from sleeping until almost ten this morning. Shelby could tell without a doubt and said so, that I was grumpy. Yes, I sure was. An unusual characteristic for me these days. I do try to have a good day each and every day. I don't have any complaints really...so why was I so grumpy? Why have I been sleeping so much?

Well, its because I don't do winter. My older sister and I get really sad and don't do to well during winter. We thrive on sunshine and warm dry days. To the point it affects our mood and whole outlook on life. Our lives may be going fine for the most part, but that doesnt stop that cloud from hanging over our heads. Friday she was having a tough time and called to talk about it. Saturday I called to see how she was doing, and she was doing better. We just have to pull our bootstraps up and get through another day, waiting on winter to be over.

The good news is after today the weather is supposed to get a lot warmer here. With plenty of sunshine to go with it. I am hoping going outside and working hard on some projects needing to be done will get my blood flowing and my spirits up. The weekend will be in the lower seventies. I won't be anywhere near the computer, and probably not in the house. I have to make the most of these upcoming warm days to try and boost me up.

Some folks don't have this problem. My Mama, she loves winter. Daddy, he loves the Spring and Summer like myself, but I don't think it affects his mood quite so much as it does mine and Patti's.

The bird shows helped. Hatching chicks helps. Having some of my chickens in the house with me helps. Sometimes. The time changes this coming weekend I believe, and that is going to give me more time outside with those warm temps. I believe that is going to help snap me out of this funk I am in.

Don't worry, I am not going to stay this way, I always snap out of it. It has been a long winter for me and I am ready for it to be over. Thank goodness I live in Georgia, where it is going to warm up for good really soon now. The official first day of Spring is March 20 and I am ready, so ready for it to be here.


Debbie and Tex came and got all the babies Sunday. Debbie left the little salmon favrolle, the yellow one, for Shelby. Wasnt that so sweet of her? :) So the little Brown Red Modern chick has a buddy at least. The two eggs due to hatch of that breed died in the shell and didnt absorb all of the yolk sac. I was bummed about that. I was counting on my little chick to have some brothers and sisters this past weekend. There are more eggs to go though. Dwain took some eggs to Ian at work to bring home for me to put in the incubator. I will put those in tonight. I should have already done it, but, I have been a bum and not done a thing today. With that said, I am off to try and do something around here before the day is done.

John asked when I was going to just do nothing...for myself, some do nothing time. I dont think I do that. Does watching a movie or reading a book time count? I do that. "Me" time was the shows. Down time is watching a movie for me, or my shows I watch on tv, like Heroes, Fringe, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Dollhouse.

I was asked if I have a pattern for the chicken diaper...I do, for Phoenix's size. I can show how I make it. I will make an entry about it soon. For now, I need to get outside in the coming days ahead. Everyone have a nice weekend coming up. If you are going to have good weather please get out and enjoy it. :)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my, you do sound like me. The difference being that I cannot sleep in as I have to leave the house Monday thru Friday and go to work. I even am up by 7 on the weekends. Can't stay in bed any longer. The good news for me is that by March 15th every year I do start feeling better. I wasn't this way when I was younger but I changed somewhere along the line. Now for me winter is SAD. Seasons do affect me for sure. I think we may reach 50 here and not your 70 yet that will be good too. No sun for the weekend though. I need the sun and warmth for sure. Hope you feel better soon. 'On Ya'-ma

madcobug said...

We did get a tad of snow and so did my son and daugher. They got more than I did. Ours was gone by that evening. I hope you get to feeling better with the warm weather coming soon. I have frozen all winter this year. Hugs, Helen

Hollie said...

I think most of us are going through the same thing. I'm so tired of being cold too. I had to leave Colt's game early tonight because I was FROZE! I'm looking forward to this weekend too...I'm off & it's supposed to be warm

peggy said...

There is a name for the winter disorder, and I think it affects people and they don't even know it. I keep lots of lights on which makes the Edison people happy, and take some extra Vitamin D. But take heart, even here in Michigan,the jonquils are UP. Are they insane, or what? I'm looking forward to news about the llamas.

Just Bill said...

Traci, I am with you with respect to winter. This ios the worse one for me in my 78 years. Like you I sleep 8 to 10 hours in winter. In the summer I only need 6.
I love hot and humid days. The hotter the better. Had a pool in the back yard for 45 yerars and would spend hours in or by it.
Winter I spend at least 8 hours a day on the computer. Summer only 2 or 3. I took up golf 10 years ago and now all I want to do is get out on the course. I often go out for a round at 6:30 and love it.
You abd I know that we are not alone with this problem with winter.
One thing that got me through the snow storm, 6 inches, on monday was the thought that in lest than 3 weeks I will be able to golf.
Hang in there it is almost over. When do we spring forward with the clocks? That is when we will really know Soring is here, Take care and stay strong and warm, Bill

Hey, was that you who met with My southern Home and another blogger. That is fun to do isn'r it?

Paula said...

I've always lived where we have warm days in winter part of the time but I think I would go stir crazy hemmed in. Hope your spring comes soon.

Tina said...

I have trouble with winter also. I find some time in a tanning bed helps me immensely. but I don't go because it costs $$lol. thanks goodness the time changes this weekend!!!
take care

Ally Lifewithally said...

Kelly I hope your weather warms up soon ~ I have heard how winter can effect some people ~ it's the lack of sunshine ~ a friend of mine bought herself a Sunlamp and spends a little time in front of it daily ~ she said it really does help her moods ~ How lovely of Debbie to leave the salmon favrolle for Shelby ~ Ally x

Fernan said...

I (We) like your top chicken.
I too am taking a mind altering drug. supposed to calm me down, eliminating anxiety, thus helping me quit smoking.
It helps most of the time.
May I suggest you try to find a plus to let your mind dwell on instead of Winter's long nights.
Me, I've got so much to look forward to I'm liking a little kid waiting for dozens of Christmas all year round. (((((KC)))))

breakaway said...

About the chicken diapers. I know a women who makes them for all sizes and she charges 3 for 13.00 I believe. Not bad comsidering. I'm getting a dozen for next fall. My poor hens have seen better days I tell ya! Poor things! I do think they are in a moult right now too. They are just over eight months old.