Good Morning everyone. I hope that everything is going well with all of you and your homes.
We had snow yesterday. It started early Wednesday morning about 5 am. And it would snow on and off light, then very heavy, then quit for a while then heavy.
Moral of the story, don't listen to the weatherman, especially the one we have. You get a "snow job". Have close to 7 inches of snow this morning, and its very cold, -8 below with a wind chill of -25 below. I'm not going out today.
I had plans to go out later this morning to run a few errands, but I think not, I wanted to get out and go have a cup of coffee out to just get out of the house as I have a major case of cabin fever, and it does not help when you want to start some garden seeds and get things going a little. I wanted to go get a grow light so I can start some herb seeds and place it in my kitchen but I am afraid that it will have to wait till the weekend. Some of my blog I follow, they are starting their gardens and seeds, and I get so bummed out. I was hoping to get to my cold frames and start laying them out so I can set up my lettuces and radishes and spinach and get them covered, but they are under the porch and I have ice sealing up the space where I can get to the frames. I am hoping that we will have a thaw toward the end of the month so I can at least get these set up and covered so I can get the soil warmed up.
Cabin fever is a multi-faceted term and for many people, has many faces. Funny thing is, I have plenty to do in the house, for one thing, start cleaning out rooms and get rid of "stuff" that is truly driving me buggy. But I simply just need outside for a few hours to get some fresh air, and a change of scene, if only for a few hours. We also have had 0 sun for over a week now, and that really bothers me. It seems if the sun shines, I am better at staying in, than with no sun and cold and snow just makes me more blue. My doctor told me to up my vitamin D. I am some what bad on vitamins, I take them, but I can only afford certain ones on my little salary, so I take a whole food supplement, and a 2000 unit Vitamin D, which I am supposed to anyway since I have had cancer. She also jumped on me to eat more fruit, but I informed her that fruit is unaffordable for me period, and it is beyond affordable here, and our fruit we get here I wouldn't let a parrot eat. It is terrible and price wise is beyond my as well as others paychecks. I have some peaches and apples and apricots that I canned last fall, and I do eat these, with my homemade yogurt, over my oatmeal, and I am in the process of starting some crocked fruit or "drunken fruit" as my grandmother called it. It takes a little while to ferment, but its sure good over cake or ice cream. All I need to do is just wander over to the liquor store and get a small bottle of brandy or another liquor and start it. It will have to wait till payday though in February. I also have dried fruit that I dried last summer and fall, from some fruit that I got from my prairie paks, so I usually dry these if I cannot eat them right off the bat. I will see if I can do this crocked fruit and not have a lab experiment in the kitchen! I will have photos to show progress.
Update: The sun is shining now. WOW, I thought that it disappeared forever.
I also wanted to let you all know that when I changed my blogs name, somehow I created another blog site. Now I am stupid when it comes to blogs, and I deleted this "new" blog. By some chance, if you go to something, and you have problems, email me and let me know. I'll see if I can fix it. Or I will probably delete something and it will disappear into the ozone and outer space.
Well, I should go do something, even if it's wrong. I need to get some laundry done, and some dishes done. It does not get done looking at it, though it would be nice.
So everyone, please have a great rest of the week, and a great weekend.