Monday, January 26, 2015

Blue Monday: Winter Blues

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I hate to have to say this, but ... it's winter. Words to send terror through my being. I may have mentioned (one or twice) how I hate winter. If I haven't -- well, I'm mentioning it now. And I apologize to all you cold weather enthusiasts -- I just really never have warmed to winter. (Hee-hee.)

We've been having an awful lot of rain here in central Texas this winter. (Yeah, rain is also not one of my favorite things.) Not enough to bring Lake Travis up to its normal levels, but much more than usual. It's also been much colder than normal all during January. But the last few days have been blissfully sunny and a little warmer -- although still too cold for my liking. I do love the intensely blue skies we get, this time of year, though. Don't get to spend as much time out in the sunshine as I'd like because of the red cedar that's going crazy all around us right now. Haven't had as much trouble with that this year, but I do remember what it did to my eyes a couple of winters ago:

Ah, yes! Alligator skin! Call me the lizard lady. OK -- I can't blame the wrinkles on the cedar. But it was definitely the cause of all the swelling, itching and redness -- which lasted for several months and nearly drove me out of my tiny mind. So when the cedar turns red, I retreat indoors and stay there until it starts turning green again. And that's only a month or so away. Well, at least I should get a lot of reading done. Assuming my eyes don't swell shut again.


  1. yes, I am fighting the cedar right now. I was so sick last night -- the sinus pressure in my face was excrutiating. Better today but not gone by any stretch of the imagination.

  2. Hi Joy,

    It must be awful to have such a dramatic reaction. I'm glad it won't be too much longer before you can venture outside. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. I am sorry you have such difficulties. It is so no with health issues. I am a Colorado native so I know the pain of winter as I age! When I was young I skied. Today and tomorrow we have 60 and 70 degree temps. Then the rain and cold return Argh..... Happy Blue Monday to you and please visit soon.


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