Thursday, January 19, 2012

Right Now....

Currently loving... Hot soups. Baked Pasta dishes. Pot Roasts. Anything warm and comforting. 
Currently reading... Jane Eyre by Charlote Bronte.  I'm on a "Classics" kick. Next up is Pride and Prejudice.
Currently waiting for... my elbow to get better. I'm seeing  a wonderful therapist right now who assures me that it IS going to get better, it's just going to take time. Then he heats my arm up for about 20 minutes, and after that causes me more pain than anyone should pay for, but if it makes things better at the end of the day.. bring it on.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winter Doldrums

It sneaks up on me every year, even though I know that it's coming. I try to prepare myself, physically and mentally. I go to bed at a reasonable hour. I keep the alarm set for 5:00am, and wake when it goes off, not matter how dark or cold it is on the other side of my warm bed. I eat good, healthy foods that nourish my body, paying attention to what is in season and what types of foods my body is craving (hearty soups and warm, comforting foods.. you won't catch me eating salads in January no matter how much I love them). I mentally go over a schedule of the days events in my head, of things to do, and stuff to get done and how to keep busy in the evenings. I plan to exercise, keeping active and getting that boost of feel good chemicals that they tell you will help, even with the lack of sunshine in the winter, but the cold and the dark are my worst enemy in more ways that one, and it doesn't always happen.