Monday, January 16, 2017

Our World Tuesday

A little update. Not much going on right now. The weather has been really awful here in central Texas for the last week or so — cold, damp, cloudy, lots of fog and heavy mists. Definitely not as bad as other parts of the country are suffering, but it's exactly the kind of weather I really hate. Like my mother, I suffer from seasonal affective disorder (never actually been diagnosed, but if you have it, you know it) and my moods are drastically affected by even the slightest changes in the amount of daylight and sunshine we have. I would not do well living in the Pacific Northwest or Ireland or Scandinavia. Lately, though, I feel like I'm there.

Before the mists descended, January has brought us a few really nice sunsets. And the full moon earlier this month was visible for a while.

But for the last couple of days, we haven't seen the sun or the moon.

So M and I have mostly been staying home and hunkering down. He didn't used to be such a weather wimp, but I've been a bad influence. We did have to venture out several times last week to take care of a few medical thingies — nothing terribly major, but important enough not to want to delay until the weather improves. We were very proud of ourselves for actually getting out and about!

Other than that, I've just been reading and organizing my reading challenges for the year (see my blog post about them). Also doing a lot of playing with my planner for 2017 — so far, I'm using my new Erin Condren planner,

but typically during the year I'll switch back and forth between the Condren planner and one or another of my Filofaxes. I guess I'm fickle. Or just not as organized as I like to think I am.

And that's about it. Our world is pretty quiet and boring (and cloudy) right now. Hoping for better stuff in the near future.


  1. Oh, I have never seen this meme! It looks like fun! The SAD business is genetic, I think. I get pretty bad myself. And not to mention that this winter has been very uh, strange. Very strange. Anyway, I think I would participate in this meme if I had anything to say. We will see.

    1. Oh, I'm sure you've got much more to say than I do. We have REALLY not been doing anything. Really. Last week our biggest issue was the recycling that didn't get picked up on the right day.

      Yeah, I'm pretty sure the SAD problem is genetic, but I'm beginning to think it might be contagious, too. Michael has only recently started having trouble -- he used to just ignore the snow and ice and everything back in Virginia. I think we both just expected to have great weather all the time after we moved back to Texas! How wrong we were.

  2. Maybe you should give the Pacific Coast a chance, though. It is rainy, yes, but it has the Pacific Ocean, one of the most wonderful things in the world. I spent my life living near the ocean, but re-married late in life and am now living on the Canadian prairie. Now this is a desolate spot in winter. I haven't been out of the house in weeks, which will soon add up to months.
    I can sympathize with your SAD, however. Also undiagnosed, I suspect I suffer from the same thing, and prairie winters do not help.
    So sorry Texas is experiencing unreasonable cold and damp. I wish you well.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. PS
    I see by your sidebar that you follow a couple of Boomer blogs. I was born on the leading edge of the baby boom, nine months after my father got home from WWII and married his longtime sweetheart. No one had even coined the phrase "baby boom" yet. I think I'm going to check out those Boomer blogs.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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