Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January Let Down

The holidays are packed away and the weather has gone to the dogs. Yep, it's January again. The start of a brand new year, but the weather sure feels recycled. For some reason January feels like such a month of let downs.

I want to be skiing in Colorado, or swimming in the warmth of the Caribbean but I'm stuck at home wishing for another time and another place. For years helpful hubby and I have used January to rest and start anew. But with so many losses in recent years, January has become the month of not again.

Do you remember being a kid? Do you remember how difficult it was to go back to school after the Christmas Holiday break? That's what I feel like. All the wind is gone from my sails and my thoughts are as frenetic as the weather we are experiencing. What I would do for just one month where the weather and my moods would co-operate.

Perhaps I have a bad case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? Lack of sunshine can definitely make me grumpy. I love turning my face to the sun, just like any sunflower soaking up all the Vitamin D I can in the shorter daylight hours.

Well, all things happen, and so January will come around every year. Darn it.


  1. I'm sorry your feeling down, Nancy. Me too. Maybe everybody feels yucky at this time of year. At least January is almost over. Hooray!!!! Now we can look forward to V-day and spring. It'll be nice to see leaves coming on the trees and flowers popping through the ground! Hang in there; the sunshine will be back soon! :)

    1. Thanks Celeste! The sunshine does help, and the other day I noticed the crocus and jonquils are starting to pop through the ground. Now we will probably get snow!

      Like you said, at least January is almost over!

    2. You're welcome! Your post made me feel better, not because you're feeling low, but because it helps to know I'm not alone. So, thank you! :)