Friday, January 22, 2010

January Blues

So...2010 is off to a bad start...blogwise. Here it is January 22 and I've only done 5 blog entries this year. Not that I have a host of fans waiting with bated breath for my next entry, but I'm starting to feel guilty about disappointing my most faithful reader. I know he's tired of opening this blog up and seeing some odd looking cacti instead of some funny story of his kids and/or grandkids.

Truth is, I just don't feel that I have anything interesting to say these days. I've returned from the land of eternal sunshine

to the land of cold and snow. The contrast is...what....invigorating???

January in the north is a sick month. I heard on the tv last week that January 16 is officially the most depressing day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Whatever the reason, Lloyd and I had briefly (I hope) succummed to the season's hype. He's going into his second week of intense vertigo, managing only about 4 hrs of sleep a night, broken every 45 minutes or so by attacks of mind-numbing vertigo...and sciatica. I have had a recurrence of iritis which sent me to my opthmalogist for the first time since 2004, and she put me on steroids to reduce the inflamation, eye drops to reduce the pressure caused by the steroids, and is booking me into laser eye surgery for an iridotomy to keep my narrow-angle glaucoma from developing into close-angle glaucoma. The iridotomy consists of drilling laser holes into my iris. What fun. This should be happening in the next week or two. I'll be glad when January's over. And I'm going to be missing a trip to Winnipeg to attend my niece's wedding reception. Sorry Meredith and Angelo.

It hasn't been all bad though. The Arizona trip was lovely, even if it was in the presence of kids and grandkids instead of soulmate/husband. Lloyd and I did manage to have a lovely, peaceful three day weekend together when I got home. And today I finally get to go out on what used to be an every Friday lunch fun time with Mickey.

So...that's my update for today. It's my whine of the month. After all, life isn't always sunshine and light. I'll keep the next entries more upbeat. Don't give up on me yet.

If winter is here, can spring be far behind???


JQ said...

I was getting tired of opening the blog to the same old post too. Thanks for making the effort.

Kath said...

I am glad to see you back in bloggyland!!

Sorry to hear about all the health issues. I hope february is a better month for you two. Is it the shock to the system from the climate change?

The local news says we have more snow than Alaska this year.
Daryl has been from Cincinnati OH to Portland OR and says we have the most snow he has seen along the way.
We are hanging in there just fine! Snow days are getting kinda boring tho!! They have lost their appeal.

Mickey said...

Guess we're all struggling this month. I didn't mind the sunny days when we got out with Grandchildren everyday but this darkness and fog is not so inviting. We've purchased a 'happy light' and with all we're going through now think it might be helping.
I so enjoyed today Pat. I hope I didn't talk your ear off and thank you for getting my my fav jeans in AZ! (& that special bag!)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Finally something new on the blog. Thanks honey. And I guess getting older does have a few disadvantages...but it's nice to know we have each other to muddle our way through.
Love, Your Guy Always

Mary said...

It seems a trip to the South Okanagan might be in order. We may not have as much sunshine as AZ but we make up for it with the company.