It has been very GREY for the last few days. We did not get the nasty weather that other states have, but we sure got the cold. I am an all 4 seasons kind of girl, so the cold doesn't bother me. I just snuggle under hand crochet blankets and read with or without children. But the GREY skies do get to me. I began the week with a two day allergy attack. I do not know if it was related to the painting going on, but it was ferocious. I am still smearing lotion on my nose and upper lip to relieve the rawness. Then two days later I woke up with a migraine type of headache. It took awhile for that to go away, and I was so tired afterwards. Then we were off today to see a Children's Theater Production of The Jungle Book, with errands following. This kind of week wears me out.
And now, I am feeling GREY. When I get this way, and it happens EVERY January/February, I feel like everyone else I know has great energy, they are making and doing and laughing and enjoying. I feel quiet, unproductive, little laughter. Not great for the homeschooled kids who are with their mom ALL day.
I am trying to get over this. I am beginning to plan my garden. I am decluttering a few areas of my house. I am going on a couple of small trips. I am reading some interesting books. And I am praying.
This post has not been fun. But I will end on a happy note. CHICKENS!!! With the cold weather I have been a little concerned that the chickens are warm and happy. I read that feeding them a warm mash of chicken food and warm drinking water would help with egg production. I guess it did. We got 7 eggs yesterday and the same today. I have also kept them in the pen til 3 or so in the afternoon. SOOO, we have two thoughts: the chickens are laying eggs in a hiding place I can't find, and I have looked all over, or they are so distracted with eating outside the pen, they forget to go in the pen to lay. I will continue this pattern and see what happens. Silly Chickens....
thanks for reading,