“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again”

My patience is wearing thin. It’s another gray day with rain expected. If April showers really bring May flowers, this entire area should be covered in lovely, colorful flowers with barely an open spot for walking. The wind was heavy all night, and this morning even the biggest pine trees are rocking back and forth. Later I have a few errands so Miss Gracie and I will be heading out.

With all the rain yesterday I didn’t get the feeders filled so that is a definite chore for today. I miss seeing the birds through the window as I write this. They always perk up my morning. I feel bad that I have neglected them.

Gracie got on the lounge the other day, the only day with any sun, but it was too cold and windy so she got off and came into the house. I know she wants, as I do, to nap in the sun. Her two favorite spots are the small patch of grass in the backyard and the lounge on the deck.

I always feel as if I’m hibernating most winters. I get out a couple of times a week but mostly the cold keeps me inside warm and cozy. The first sunny day is like a magnet drawing me outside. I sit with my face to the sun, my eyes closed and let all that warmth surround me. I know it’s coming but this year, for some reason, I am just so tired of the cold and the lack of  spring here on the Cape. I know it has been the same all the years I’ve lived here, but this year seems somehow worse. Maybe it was missing three months after the first surgery or that I haven’t really gone anywhere of late. I just know the sun and the warmth better come soon and chase away the winter blues.

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13 Comments on ““Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s still April. May will be glorious!

    I’ve been down with a virus this past few days. Still am wonky feeling so I don’t mind that it’s lousy out. I haven’t done any chores including getting the car inspected. I just don’t feel like sitting in the garage waiting for them to do their thing. I guess I’ll be illegal until I feel better.

    • katry Says:

      Dear Caryn,
      It rained again all afternoon. Gracie would go to the door, poke her head out then come right back inside. I never did do errands. The day just didn’t lend itself to going out.

      No one will notice your sticker. I remember one car started in October and was up to August when I traded it in.

      Feel better!!

  2. olof1 Says:

    Rainy and windy here too today, but fairly warm so it was rather nice outdoors anyway. I have to admit that our spring has sprung better than yours this year. But last year winter lasted till late in April so I think we deserve it 🙂

    Have a great day now!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I didn’t go out-the day was just too ugly. This year is no different than other years. I’m just complaining more!

  3. john Says:

    Outrageously bright and sunny today with a temp right now of 50º. Although it was a bit windy, Sandy and I walked down to the polls, voted, and returned home. It’s about 2 ½ miles, round trip.
    Now, it’s over to the Big Box lumber yard to get a bunch of lawn supplies. That’s not to say we’ll be using those supplies later today, but it’s nice to have them all at hand when the spirit finally moves us.

    • katry Says:

      John,
      I had no incentive to get out today though I did have a few things I should have done. Like Scarlet,
      “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

      The Agway store was hopping this weekend when I went to get dog food, but most people were being told not to use the stuff, like fertilizer and de-grubber, until the end of April at the earliest.

  4. john Says:

    About a month ago we cut back the Climatis and the ornamental grass. The city began taking away yard waste this week so the fortress of bags next to the house is now gone. My neighbor power-raked my yard on Sunday and I’ve spread the crabgrass preventer. So,,,, we’ll be spreading the mulch that I purchased today later in the week, and then that’s it for about 3 more weeks.

    • katry Says:

      John,
      I buy the flowers, drop the pots where I want them planted then pay my landscaper at the end of the summer. He always knows what to do when. I know absolutely nothing!

  5. nan Says:

    We had snow today in my neck of the woods. I tried not to get blue, but I simply can’t wait for some warmth and sunshine! (At least the birds were chirping in the snow this morning.)

    • katry Says:

      Nan,
      I ran into a few snowflakes yesterday. I wanted to scream!!

      You are so right about the birds. I hear them every morning when I go to get the paper. They do brighten my morning.

  6. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    April is playing April fools with the weather so far. Warm days that feel like summer, and then cool days that feel like fall. Will it be a cruel month?
    I hope not.

    • katry Says:

      Lori,
      We have low 40’s during the day and 30’s at night-a typical spring for the cape. I would love one warm day!

  7. Zoey & Me Says:

    Those good old “winter blues”. Do you know we have people of wealth who hand over their businesses in the mid west to bask in the sun down here because no sun up there causes them depression? Some do violent things to themselves and others. I have learned a great deal about these symptoms living here since the 1980’s. It is also a reason we really don’t worry about our local economy going sour, even though we are doing cutbacks like crazy because of our growth and all the foreclosures and now NASA is closing shop after the last launch. But the retired people will still buy sun down here and live the life of ocean breezes year ’round; our attrition rate is even, just as many people dying as taking their place; and tourism on one side of Brevard is down, the Port is booming at Cape Canaveral. It’s a nice area to hang your hat while the other people suffer those winter blues.


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