One of the reasons I don't participate in those "blog every day for a year" challenges is because, let's face it, sometimes there's nothing to say. But when nearly a week goes by and I can't think of anything to say, I figure I better write something before the phone calls asking "you still alive?" begin.
There's something about shoulder-season winter weather - a bit of sleet, a bit of hail, a bit of snow, a bit of rain, a bit of dark, a bit of sun, a bit of cold, a bit of ice - that just stifles my creativity. I get the blahs. I get the 'sit in front of the computer or tv, doing absolutely nothing' blahs. And the same weather also stifles my picture-taking ability. Every time we head out for a walk, in a sunny, blue-skied moment, the weather changes and by the time we reach the park or the beach, the rain or snow has begun. Blah.
It has been this way for five days now. The weather changes - not a little, but a whole darn lot - every twenty minutes or so. It is downright freaky.
So, no interesting stories. No pictures. No excitement over flowers or birds or other signs of spring. No happy dogs, 'cuz if I have the blahs, they have the blahs.
Just words on paper - or on a screen. Boring, bare-bones blogging.
Maybe the hurricane-force winds they are predicting for tonight and tomorrow will add some excitement to our life. Gusts up to 160 km in the wee small hours and on into the morning, followed by a break, then the wind will reverse its direction and come back at us with gusts of 110 km tomorrow night. Hydro says its not a case of "if" we get a power failure, but when and for how long.
And that means no internet or tv. Hmmmph! Now how will I maintain my winter-doldrums stare-at-the-screen blahs????
Guess I might have to write some stories and take some pictures. Stay tuned.