… but I am so doggone tired lately that I can’t seem to muster the energy to write a proper post: so enervated that it seems that I can barely think. And so, when I have posted recently, I have frequently reverted to the old standby of posting pictures of the grands. While there’s nothing wrong with that as such, because the blog is about this lil ole life of mine of which the grands are a big part, I surely don’t want to limit myself to such postings.
How tired are you AC? I have felt so tired lately that every afternoon with the grands feels like it’s about six weeks long, and I’ve been a little crankier than I would like.
At times, I have wondered if I am getting sick. The throat got a little scratchy for a few days, and my nose was a little busier than usual, but nothing came of it.
So, maybe it’s just the weather. Maybe all I need is a little sun and warmth.
We’ve had two major snowfalls in the past week. Fortunately, the snow was followed by rain both times, so the accumulations haven’t been too daunting. Nevertheless, snow does not lift the spirits at this time of year. Fortunately, Good Neighbor came by with her blower both times. She’s hardly had to use it this year as most of our snowfalls have been light and easy to shovel. Still, when you haven’t seen bare ground for going on four months. you get … you get tired of it all. Even yesterday morning, I woke up to another light dusting. Sigh.
Perhaps I need to get out more. For more than a month in the dead of winter, I managed to get out for a daily walk, even in extremely cold weather. I felt good about doing that and actually found it quite invigorating to walk in the cold. But as soon as the weather began to show signs of starting to shift a few weeks ago, it was like I couldn’t wait for it to really warm up. Then, when it didn’t do that little thing for me, I no longer felt like “taking the air,” as they say, and became even more sedentary than normal. It doesn’t help my desire to get out and walk with the rain we’ve been experiencing by times, rendering things highly puddleiferous out there.
On top of that, we’ve just had the time change to add to the toll on my spirit. Yesterday morning I was up by 6:00, which was really 5:00, and that is at least two hours before I want to get up on the weekend. Sigh.
One thing that amuses me is bloggers posting their apologies that they can’t they have nothing to post. Of course, they have just posted, so in point of fact, they do have material to post.
Now, here I am doing a similar thing: apologizing for not writing when in point of fact I can only do that by writing. Such is my frame of mind in early March in The Great White North.
Edit: It’s crazy coincidence, but I just learned that it’s National Napping Day.
But … permit me to mention one positive sign in passing. One of the nearby maple bush establishments, Wheelers, posted on Facebook that they were able to collect 40 000 litres of sap last Friday. Did you know that amount only yields 1 000 litres of maple syrup? Now, if that isn’t a harbinger, then I give up.
Below are a few photos of Wheelers that I have taken during various visits.