Seasonal Struggle

I know that I have mentioned that I struggle with SAD during the Winter months before but this year seems extra tough.  Friday night into Saturday morning we had yet another winter storm. We even left work an hour early on Friday, although the roads weren’t super bad yet. We had it all on Friday…..with a high of 57 degrees, falling temperatures, rain, wind, sleet, freezing rain, and finally snow with the day ending  with temperatures in the single digits. I went out around 11:30 PM to shovel what had fallen so far. I wanted to make sure that the boy could find the driveway and I knew I had to get the girl to work in the morning. I am so glad I did that little bit the night before….

The boy made it home alive, although he said that was the worst he has ever driven in…thank goodness. After going to bed around 4am he was a sport at 8am when I needed him to help me open my frozen car doors before we could move cars. I had to crawl in through one of the back doors and push open the two front doors. I couldn’t open any of them by myself.  The roads were still rough when I took the girl to work. Not the worst but still pretty bad. When I was getting close to her work I realized that no one had plowed their parking lot yet….The horror…talk about a Hail Mary. I did not get stuck on the way in or the way out and I am mostly sure that everything under my car is okay? It sits pretty low to the ground and everything is still frozen and snow covered. Fingers crossed that nothing but snow falls off as the temperatures rise.

During this storm I have decided that people with 4 wheel drive vehicles are bullies.  If I slide when I stop….I am going to slow down.  If you don’t like it pass me….. I was out today and the roads still aren’t that much better.  At least the sun was shining and during my brief outing today I could tell what a difference it made in my mood. I might just have to invest in one of those lights…..

If PT wasn’t sick I probably wouldn’t have gone out at all today. She needed cat food and I made her some soup too. It was when I was out her way that the roads were the worst. It’s one of those things that I like to forget about living out that way. I stopped at Sam’s Club on the way home and that was the extent of my outing.

I have a friend from out of town staying with me next weekend and I have so much to do. Do you want to know what I did all day yesterday after picking the girl up from work? Teen Wolf. We watched Teen Wolf all day, I only stopped to make dinner. We are almost all the way done with season 3. The girl can only watch the same show for so long and we haven’t Teen Wolf since we lived at the old house. Call it a guilty pleasure if you must but I like it….

I could not find Rub and Buff for my new picture so I winged it with some paint. It looks better but it’s not perfect. I am going to live with it for a while to make sure that I truly like this picture before I invest in a better frame. It happens to have been painted in the time period that I am researching in my family history so I am not sure if it is permanent or just an inspiration piece. I think the little bit of black helps it though…it was too “oak-y” before.

I have also been rearranging the bookshelves which turned into a few battles with the girl. SB and I liked this series a lot…..I think they look better placed by size.

The girl threw a fit because they weren’t in order. Now they look funny….

Then there is this little guy all mighty or something…I think he should go upstairs on her book shelves but she insists that he needs to be on mine. Why? I can finally mark this chore off of my list…..but geez, it really shouldn’t have taken as long as it did.


One of the things that I would like to do this year but am not sure that I can pull off is this….

I already emailed her and she doesn’t sell the pattern. My sister in law and SB would both love these! I have only ever completed one rug hooking project. I started it when I was still with Cockroach because SB wanted to learn how but I can’t remember when I finished it.

I made this little pumpkin a long time ago….do you think I can remember how the heck I made that and to wing a pattern I have never tried? Maybe? If I can find my rug hooking tool and if I can find the right colors of the pre cut wool strips….I may give it a try. Maybe….it’s a big “if” right now.

The only thing I missed this weekend was a genealogy workshop but it’s okay they are doing it again the last weekend of the month. I would rather learn any tips now but Mother Nature decided that the 27th would be a better date.

I am off to finish dinner and you guessed it….watch some Teen Wolf. Until Front Range Radio comes on…then I will listen in on a friend while I clean up the kitchen….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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2 Responses to Seasonal Struggle

  1. Wishing more sunshine 🌞 comes your way. Thank you for listening.

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