Thursday, January 24, 2008

waiting for the sun

Experiencing a bit of the 'winter blues' or, more accurately I think, the winter grays.

...finding it very hard to get motivated, though there is plenty to do:

~sewing for the shop

~stripping wallpaper/painting entry

~P.I.F. gifts to complete

...drinking some tea and eating an orange scone instead..

...hoping for some sunshine and inspiration, soon!

Thank you, Jaime, for asking, and thanks to all for the nicest comments!

33 comments:

  1. It looks cozy - if I lived close by, I'd forget I had housekeeping to do and a job to go to, and I'd come knit with you!

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  2. I think that I would like to join you in waiting for the sun to shine. Have a cuppa and knit together.

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  3. I'm so glad that you posted. Everyday I look for a post from you! I was thinking maybe you were on vacation or something. GLAD you are back and you are hanging in there. I LOVE your blog! Jennifer

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  4. My sister and I are glad you are back! We emailed and called each other wondering what might have happened for you to miss a few days of blogging.

    We were guessing that you were heavy into some cozy project!

    you are an inspiration!

    Debbie

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  5. Jeanette5:34 PM

    I finally made your wonderful orange scone recipe today. They are so good! Especially with a great cup of coffee. Thankyou!
    Jeanette

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  6. I know what you mean. I have plenty I could do but don't feel like it. I'm glad it's nothing worse. I'm sure it will pass.

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  7. Hi Deb, I feel the same way this time of year. That Orange scone sounds much better than stripping wallpaper:>)

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  8. I'm having the same problem today. Maybe because it's 13 below here! Brrrrr. To cheer myself up, I finally made the no-knead dutch oven bread. It turned out so pretty that I took a picture and posted it on my blog! YUM! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  9. Such a beautiful spot to sit with tea & delicious orange scone! I made them today too.

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  10. Yay! I am so happy to see a new post from you! I really enjoy reading them! :) I know what you mean....i have really been missing the sunlight as well..and noticed i feel alot more sleepy during the day. It is soo hard to get things done when you feel so tired! I hope that spring is here SOON!!! :) have a great day!

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  11. I've been trying to improve my outlook on January this year by thinking of it as being a time that I get to be warm & cozy inside our house. It seems to have helped! I'm glad that you posted--I always love to see what you are up to!

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  12. I would be ever so grateful if you would go up a size or two on your new font. It's making my eyes cross ;o)

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  13. I'm feeling that way too lately. Spring, please hurry.
    Rose

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  14. You can come visit me in the sunny South! We have had a lot of sun and very little winter. Although we did enjoy our little snow days last week.

    The view outside your window is beautiful. I hope you enjoy your afternoon tea and knitting. Stay warm!

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  15. Deb,
    So glad to see you are back to the blogosphere! I can certainly understand the winter blahs. I'm ready for a vacation to the sunny South! Oh, but that's not for a few more weeks :) For now I will sip my steaming hot coffee and watch the beautiful red cardinals have their supper outside my snowy window...
    Kindly,
    Jaime

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  16. I'm glad to see that you're by the window. It helps to get as much light as we can, this time of year. Because of SAD, I have one of those powerful full spectrum lights to help me through this time of year, and it does make a big difference. We just had a week of sunshine though, and it made me feel so much better, still. I hope your days will be brighter soon.

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  17. I am so glad to see you back again!!!
    I think we all go through these periods, especially during winter, we have lots of gray days here in France at this time of year. Courage Springtime cometh!!!!!
    Don't eat too many orange scones however delicious there surely are, think of sunny days to come and lightweight frocks!

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  18. Christiane4:49 AM

    Hello Deb,
    I'm a french mom who read your lovely blog with great pleasure. You are so lucky to live in a beautiful countryside ! I send you the bright sun from the south of France to beat your winter blues !

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  19. Anonymous8:59 AM

    I've had the winter blues this year, and I finally went out and got a light box. I have been using it 30 minutes every morning, and by day two, I was feeling better. It hangs right up by my computer. It has been such a simple change, that I think anyone that gets down with the seasons, or gray days ought to try one. I too love your blog, it seems a perfect blend of what I like. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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  20. Scones and tea sound like the perfect alternative. :) The sun will be back soon.

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  21. Liberty7:27 PM

    I have missed reading your blog!! Selfishly I am hoping for a short winter for you. I live in Alaska so I wish the same for myself every year. I feel like I get the Winter "Whites" from the six months of snow. I crave green and blue every winter.
    Glad to see you back!
    Liberty

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  22. Hello, Glad to see that your posting again! I've tagged you for a fun little game, if you'd like to play along please see my blog :)

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  23. I have not had the winter blues yet, mine will hit next month. But it is a hard time. I hope you get through ti quick and find some inspiration soon. xoxoxox Clarice

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  24. Spring is right around the corner. With more light we will become so energized! Maybe we need to rest a little extra on these dark days? I wish you a lovely and peaceful weekend.

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  25. Yep me too, I know exactly how you feel, it's hard to get motivated with these grey days isn't it, but Spring will be on it's way soon!
    love Alison x

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  26. Rosemary11:32 AM

    I love your posts,eat as many scones as you like,some people can think of nothing but dieting!!When the weather is cold and dreary food cheers you up.

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  27. Misplaced Heel8:00 PM

    I love reading your posts. You sound so peaceful. I love the winter, and find that I get more creative in the cold, and much, much less in the summer heat. And it has been cold where I am, too (4degrees yesterday!). So enjoy your tea, cover up in your cozy, and enjoy one of those books. I'll be creative today, and you can be creative in the summer time!

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  28. Must admit that grey and snow looks so much nicer than grey and rain but thats northern england for you! Great post and glad your back again I was getting withdrawl symptoms...tc Rachelle

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  29. It looks very cozy at your house, Deb. I hope you the sun shines soon!
    Hugs,
    Kelli

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  30. Thank you all ~ you have cheered me up to no end with your kindness and encouragement.
    And I promise, no more whining!

    Deb

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  31. I understand your feelings. I went through a little slump myself and am feeling better now. Of course a little vacation to somewhere warm didn't hurt either, LOL.

    What a beautiful spot for a little tea and a scone.

    Hugs - karen

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  32. I know how you feel.

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  33. Ah, yes... Have been experiencing this too along with some things I need to procrastinate a little longer about. Have been saying, hold tight just a little longer, just a little longer!

    You sunny snow photos in the next post are so beautiful!

    Wishing you lingering sunshine both inside and out.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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