Monday, March 3, 2008

my Buddha cat, Oliver, hanging out with me while I work at my desk

I must confess I'm not feeling so much like blogging these last few days. I guess I don't have much to say or can't decide what it is that I want to write about. I am trying to raise myself up out of a little slump. I've become a little bit glass half empty these days - which is not my usual outlook, or at least I don't think it is, and I am working hard (I think and I hope I am) on turning that perspective around ... but I'll admit, I have been struggling. I think I'm officially sick of winter, sick of cold and darkness and I am looking forward to this weekend and the time change, and of springing forward once again.

This morning we've woken up to the remains of a stormy, snowy cold all day blizzard Sunday and I must get going early and shovel us out. Lots of snow and drifts and wintryness.

I haven't forgotten about the clutter report that project does continue. I did clean off the surface of the large old dresser beside my bed which was completely obliterated by piles of magazines (which have been glanced at) and piles of (yet unread) books. Those piles are now in neat and organized rows lined up on the floor behind the door of my bedroom. Sigh. Aaggh the illusion of tidy & neat.

I am grateful for the shelter and warmth of this big old brick house and for ...
Winnie Dixon who slept all night curled up beside me, a little black scraggly ball of comfort

blog of the week Paris + food = swoon


  1. Awww.... I love Oliver's little face...I call him Ollie behind his back. What a cute pic with the dangly fringe of the lamp....

    Not to worry Susan... we all have our ups and downs...check your biodex... probably a bit of an introspective week or something. No biggy...just blog if you feel like it... you should always feel free to just take a day off when you want to do so.
    Today I am off for massage, still working on my low back after the tub lifting incident all those months ago now... its coming along, but much slower than I anticipated. I am happy that my foot is feeling good enough to treadmill... all in all, I am a happy camper.

  2. Feel free to take time off if you need to, you've been working particularly hard lately and I, for one, wouldn't want you to burn out. I know you have a long to-do list, but a little relaxation is healthy.
    And that is a completely adorable pic of Oliver.

  3. Hi, yeah i love that Oliver photo too.

    Do you have any holiday scheduled in for this year? You do need to have a holiday even if you are self employed. You could book in just four days and go somewhere less snowy.

    Or go to Charleston (was that it) to test it out!

  4. Im going to have to re-imagine your house now that i know its made of brick. Before it was wood, but thats ok, wont take me a minute, a new picture is forming now.


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