I've been away from blogging for a bit now. I think it's all part of the effects of a chilly January. In the spirit of being frugal, I only once or twice turned on the central heat. We managed to stay warm with just a couple of burners of the gas range on during the day. At night, we just piled on extra blankets. Of course, I imagine this is only possible when your lows are in 40's. Were it actually freezing weather, I probably would opt for turning on the heat. Funny though how the chill has an effect on you. Somehow, it has felt as though I'm in slow-mo. I can't shake that 'blah' uninspired feeling. Now with February upon us, I'm hoping moods will improve.
Our Arizona Ash trees are budding. That usually means one thing for me: pain and allergy discomforts. I'm suffering from chest congestion and coughing even with the allergy prescription. So although I'm dying to be outdoors watering plants and puttering around, I am just staying indoors for awhile. Every year it's the same thing. I have to make a choice between being outdoors enjoying the warmer weather but suffering for it later, or staying indoors cooped up but comfortable. I do have lots to do indoors, but with my Sweetie working the night shift, he doesn't have much time or desire to work outdoors in the garden. So inevitably, I end up going outside anyway to water all the plants. I guess you could say that in part explains my absence from blogging. That and the allergies are enough for me right now.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~