Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gloom and doom

My husband and I moped around all day yesterday. It's nothing but grey and brown here in the Middle of Nowhere, and it rained all day to boot. We called my dad twice and he called us once – I think we all miss each other!

There certainly is such a thing as a post-vacation letdown, but the letdown after this one beats all previous letdowns I've ever experienced. Since my husband feels the same way, I've no one to really to talk to about it, so you're it! Heh.

I vaguely recall being excited last spring when I first saw daffodils blooming. And yet it seems soooo far away, both long ago and a long time until it happens again. T.S. Eliot said April is the cruelest month. I vote for January.

The one bright spot of the day happened when the mail came: My Seed Savers order arrived! Even though they won't be going into the ground for another three months or so, having seeds in hand is a promise of brighter (and longer) days to come.

My foot is much, much better. I was able to walk comfortably on the treadmill until it started emitting that electrical burning odor and then spontaneously quit. I also lifted some very light dumbbells – three sets, 10 reps, six different moves. It's a start. I hope to walk outside today. In between the raindrops.

1 comment:

Lori G. said...

I know how you feel. And I have to go into work on top of it! (And I'm okay with that -- I have a job!) Yesterday, I could barely stand to look at was too depressing.

Our fancy-gourmet store has this beautiful smell in their lobby this time of year -- it's hyacinths blooming. It makes me think of spring (and then short sleeves--no!) but it is that time of year where it's a bit of a let-down.