Hello dear friends, fellow bloggers and...new followers!
It is so nice and encouraging to have new followers. Welcome!
I wish I could say I got a lot accomplished since my last post, but not so. I made 2 fishing poles, two sleeping bags and am working on a "welcome" mat now. The only other thing I did was to dry-fit my dollhouse (not glued yet), just to see how it was looking. You will notice I added another porch post. I needed this because I will be adding a porch fence all the way around and wanted another support. I'll be adding that after I add the door. BTW, this last picture is of a lazy susan I borrowed from my pantry. Makes working on my dollhouse soooo much easier.
Mini-blahs. I've got 'em.
Very few people I know are immuned to the "winter blahs". Some call it "cabin fever", depression or winter "doldrums" I think the medical term is SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder or something like that. In my case, I get down in the dumps usually in February and March...waiting for spring. I feel bored, restless and nothing much appeals to me. To help myself through all this, I have decided to make some changes. I don't know if this will help anyone else but this is what I am doing.
Changed my routine. My old routine was get a cup of coffee, play a few games of "free cell", read my email and then my blogs. Now I still have my morning coffee but then I hop in the shower, then read the paper or watch a few minutes of the Weather channel. After that, it is on to my emails, eat breakfast and then read my blogs. You'll be surprised at how a few little changes can improve your outlook.
Pampering myself. I've never had a pedicure...just wasn't in the budget. So I gave myself one. A good soaking, a massage, trimming of the nails and even bright pink nail polish. Feet really feel good. Same with body lotion. I used to put it on after my shower, once a day. Now I also put it on in the evening. The actual massaging helps with the circulation.
Expanding my mini-horizons. I just joined a another Yahoo group, Petitpointers. Although I have done this type of needlepoint before, it was a very long time ago. I consider myself a newbie.
The last thing I did was to go through my S.O.S. boxes (stash of stuff). Here I found un-opened kits, half finished project and lot of stuff for future project. Getting my enthusiasm back now!
Over the next few days, I will be change my blog to give it a new look. Found a great website, but just have to work up the courage.