Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On Mind Over Colder:

As you may have noticed there has been a lack of crafting and picture talking from Casa Deathwatch. There is a simple reason. I hurt my thumb a few weeks back and I’m waiting for it to heal. I cut it slicing into a block of cheese, and thou the cut is healing well, there was a small but irritating infection left over.

I have been decorating the house for the winter season. (I don’t do specific holiday decorating.) Boring I know, but a lot less work.

I’ve packed up the autumn leaves and harvest motif and out comes the Icicles, snowflakes and snowmen.

I’m thinking of changing my approach thou. There is a draw back to this approach.

I find that even though the thermometer doesn’t change much inside the house, I feel colder with the fake snow and ice all around me.

There is a warm fire in the woodstove and home knit socks on my feet. I’m warm, but my head doesn’t seem to want to get it. I shiver for no reason, hug my tea mug and add another log on the fire.

I love the sparkle of the icicles and snowflakes as they catch the light. And since the northern hemisphere has been in a short day cycle, joyous energy giving light is at a premium.

Mind you, I like a nice gray over cast day. For me, it is like a day under the covers. And we all know the feeling of wanting to spend the day in bed.

I don’t know how I’d change the decorating if I didn’t do it the way I do. The long winter is too trying without something different to look at around the house that I spend so much time in, in the winter months.

So I’ll sit and shiver again this year, until I get used to the fake winter on the inside of my house.

I think I’ll have another cup of tea.

1 comment:


About the only decorating I do for winter is to change my desk top photo.

Something very yellow and orange and red. It makes me feel just a wee bit better.

Again, so glad you are back.