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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bored out of my mind

Listen here, I am bored out of my mind. We have had such a bad, cold, nasty winter that it feels like forever since I've left the house. Granted, this time around, I'm only on day 3 of being stuck inside but it feels like 3 years!

You would think by being stuck inside that my house would be clean, the laundry would be done (which it is), all the clutter would be in it's proper place and my house would be spotless. Well, that's not the case. Not at all. There is so much I could be doing, but am lacking the motivation to get it done.

I think my problem is this: there is SO much to do that I've overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Therefore, I don't start at all.

I can remember thinking "man, if I only had a few days with nothing planned and then I could get that certain project done". Well, I've had plenty of time to do things and just don't do them. Ugh.

I'm in a winter rut and I hate it. How about you? Have you had the winter blues? If so, what are you doing to get out of it?

I need some inspiration. Would you please help a girl out?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catching Up

Hey there all of you in blogland. It's been forever since I posted, but that's really not that unusual.

I have read so many blogs over the past few weeks with people listing to-do lists, resolutions, etc and I just can't get myself to do that. It's too much of a commitment for me. Ick.

We had a great Christmas and so far a Happy New Year. Yes, I know it's only mid January. But, so far; so good.

Soon after Christmas we left for vacation to visit family in South Carolina. It was nice to get away from the freezing (and below) freezing temps and snow for a week. In SC we really didn't do much which was nice. As a matter of fact, my husband only left the house once. Go figure, it was so we could go to Cracker Barrel for our annual New Years Day tradition. We made sure the tradition continued even though we weren't home in northern Indiana.

Although it was great to get away from the winter here for a week, we got back the night before Blizzard '14 hit our area. Yep, we had about 18" of snow, blowing and drifting snow, record break temps (our high one day was like -13 or something similar). The weather put a dead stop to everything. Roads were closed, schools were closed, stores were closed and businesses were closed. Everything basically shut down. The kids were thrilled to get an extra 3 days of Christmas break though, that's for sure. And, if I'm being honest, it was nice to have a couple extra days off work for me too. It was; however, very hard to get back in the swing of things.

As I type this, I'm seeing snowflakes outside the window just flying around waiting to land. We're supposed to get more snow today, but not too much. I think maybe 1"-3". That's do-able compared to 18" from last week.

I hope 2014 is being good to you and yours.
Until next time.....