Well the first week of March is over, and not much is happening, in my small world at least. Despite the eyesight issues, I am managing to tick along with the ‘reduced’ blogging, though I sometimes have to restrict my responses to ‘likes’ and not leave comments.
I have said before how much I usually like this month, based mainly on the fact that my birthday is coming up soon. But it is more than that. March usually brings a great improvement in the weather, and makes me feel that the winter is over, and better times are around the corner. At least it used to be like that, in my memories, anyway.
Not this year though. The upside-down climate has brought us snow, sleet, and extreme cold. The last few days have added heavy rain, still pouring as I type. And that’s all in just nine days. Dark mornings have replaced the bright sun of late February, and dull afternoons have been affecting my mood too. I have had little inspiration for posts, and been unable to endure writing for too long. I decided to ignore the blog statistics, and settle in to a new routine. This involves not writing drafts, just checking emails and responses, and hoping for an end to the relentless mud and ground water.
These two aspects of the weather have nothing to do with blogging of course. But as so much a part of my day revolves around a long walk with Ollie, I am beginning to tire of slipping around, trying to hold an umbrella, and getting mud-splashed and soaking wet. This is not the time for eagerly anticipating a trip across into the countryside to stroll with the dog. Instead, I dread the chore, put it off later and later, feeling guilty that I am making him wait.
I also have no desire to venture out to places new, just to get muddy and wet somewhere different. This is a dull time indeed, for Ollie, as well as for me. That has been reflected in my blog, and for that, I apologise.
See you again soon.