Tuesday, February 23, 2010

All very Quiet


We seem to be in a sort of stasis so I’ll probably be silent for a day or two and use the time to do the last push on the book. The greyness and cold has a paralysing effect and it’s difficult not to just wish time away for brighter days.

However all is not glum; we heard today our French son is coming in May and we are going to a rare party on Thursday and my younger son has a birthday tomorrow. Both my sons and wives are coming for mine in March and daughter visits in April.

23 comments:

savannah said...

xoxoxox for you, dear friend!

Four Dinners said...

Cheer up!!! Even grey days are better than no days!!!

Enjoy the parties!!! xx

Kim Ayres said...

Do make sure you leave the house at least once a day. Even a cloudy day has a lot of light outside, which is good for helping combat SAD

Pat said...

Savannah: thank you.xoxox

Four.D: there is that I suppose;)

Kim: well I stand on the balcony. Will that do. I don't think I have SAD.

Kim Ayres said...

I know there's much more to it than that, Pat. But lack of light never helps.

I keep looking at these light boxes you can buy that are supposed to help lift your mood across the winter. But they're so damned expensive it seems a big outlay for something that might not work. Pity there isn't anywhere local I could hire one for a few weeks to see if it made any difference.

((hugs))

Pat said...

Kim: if only you lived closer we could share one;)

mapstew said...

I think we need to start a petition for more sunshine!

:¬)

Eryl Shields said...

These last days of winter are debilitating. I hope that's all that's wrong.

Good plan to take this quiet time to finish your book, it sounds like you'll be in full movement soon enough.

kenju said...

Well, then, you'll be very busy in the days ahead. Good luck.

Pat said...

Mapstew: maybe if we all concentrate really hard it'll happen.

Eryl: I'm fine and you're right.

Judy: thank you;)

AndrewM said...

Drinking dark beer will always lift the winter gloom. I can recommend Nethergate Old Growler.

I don't understand the science behind it but it definitely works for me.

Pat said...

AndrewM: as you know my tastes are more refained.

R. Sherman said...

Good luck and finishing the book. And enjoy a few days away from Blogville.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: thanks. I won't be able to keep my mouth shut for long;)

Granny Annie said...

Good luck concentrating with all that happiness filling up your calendar:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lots of good things on the Horizon, Pat...though I understand how the gloomy day can make you kust want to cozy in...Hope you got some good work done, my dear.

BTW: "The Answer" is up and with pictures, too....

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

'....make you "JUST" want to cozy up...' That darned finger of mine...Slipped Again.

Pat said...

Grannie Annie: I dropped my mouse yesterday and then today my keyboard packed up. That old chestnut of switch off and try again seems to have worked. Reason to be cheerful:)

Naomi: I'll be over after breakfast.

sablonneuse said...

It sounds as though you have plenty to keep you busy and banish the blues.
Enjoy - and good luck with the book.

Guyana-Gyal said...

And how I love grey, cold days. Rainy. Probably because we don't have them too often here.

Good luck with the manuscript, Pat. I too must work on mine again.

Pat said...

Sandy:thank you - just the last forty pages - should be a breeze but I need to concentrate.

GG: thank you and yes back to work. It's the starting that's the difficulty - once that's over it's fun.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Good luck with the writing.

I've got a lightbox, it does seem to make a difference (even if it's just the placebo effect).

Pat said...

Kevin: that's useful to know. I must tell Kim.