Held my own this week. I consider that good considering we just had Valentines Day. For some reason, we ended up with a lot of candy. I am trying to ignore it. It is difficult.
We’ve had two or three snows this past week. At one point our State offices were closed, which gave me a day off. The rest of the time it was just annoying. Now there is heavy, icy snow in the shaded areas and it has melted in the rest of the yard. I think we are going to warm up a little this coming week, so the snow will be gone soon.
This has been a rollercoaster winter with extremely cold temps bracketed by more moderate weather for a day or two at a time. Now we are going to have several warmer days, indicating the seasons are getting ready to change. Also, the grackles have arrived, and they invade only in the spring. Normally, I would say the robins are a sign of spring, but this winter they never left. Today I am at my desk in the dining room, watching the cardinals, house sparrows, blue jays, gold finches, chickadees, titmice, mourning doves, and the downy and red bellied woodpeckers. They are all squaring off against the squirrels. I’m feeling my mother all through this.
I’m not looking forward to the next three or four weeks. Work is particularly stressful for reasons beyond my control and the first anniversary of my mother’s passing is coming up in early March. It feels like a period of “muddling through.” Just push forward and get past it, I guess. Try to avoid stress eating. Get to the gym. We’ll see.
Until next week…..