Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I feel Grey today

  For a variety of reasons, February can be a tough month for me. Almost half my family has birthdays in this month, and I don't get to see them as often as I would like.  Both Mom and Dad, and Mom was born on her father's birthday.  Tomorrow is Brother Bob's birthday, and he was born on our Grandmother's birthday.  It is also the birthday month of several people I have loved and lost.  Today has been a very grey day weather wise.  Hubby is out of town and is very busy, so we haven't been able to talk as much as we usually do. When I am blue, he can always make me laugh.   As busy as I have been today, I have felt the creeping in of the melancholy that I struggle with.   I've tried the usual remedies of music, candles, drinking tea, but I finally just gave in and went with it for awhile, then I moved on.
I ate an early dinner of Ramen noodles with green peas and green onions.  Not so healthy, but tasty, and I sometimes treat myself to them when Hubby is out of town.  I know I will suffer from all that salt intake, but I don't have them very often. 
I've been attempting to make a little something each day since I got all that Valentine stuff out.  Today I mailed this card to an Aunt whose birthday is on the 25th.  I sorted a few more boxes of ephemera, and cut images out of a few magazines. I discovered a file folder filled with butterfly images so will continue to make a few more cards and tags.  The Monarch postage stamps are nice to use on the envelopes, even though they are 64 cent ones. I like to match my postage to what's inside at least by theme or color.
One of my best friends birthday is tomorrow, same day as my brother's.  I won't be able to take her out for breakfast till the week-end.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!
Our weather forecast is for more rain and cold tonight, probably just in the 40s.  I think it will be early bedtime for me, with the window open and lots of blankets.


  1. Thank you for my birthday wishes and din=din. Closing out Target was an adventure, huh?

    I love my card and miniature canvas you created! :o)

  2. Oh, Barb -- always remember when you are feeling down or blue or lonely (when Ernie is away working) you can pick up the phone and call me - have a good moan or just a chat – I'd always love to hear from you. I understand because I get that way, too.