Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

It’s May!

It’s May, but it doesn’t feel like it around here.  We are on day 6 of dreary, dark, usually rainy weather.  Ugh, ugh, ugh!  Really, I am so very tired of it.  When it is so dreary day upon day, it takes a real mental workout just to get out of bed in the morning.

One thing that I’ve started doing in the last few days is to count my blessings (and I have many) before I get up, so I can get up on the right side versus the wrong side of the bed.  It makes all the difference to get out of bed with a grateful heart rather than a “woe is me” feeling inside.

Once I get up, this is how I start my mornings on these dark days–30 minutes of blue light (and a cup of coffee or tea 🙂 ).  The blue light really make all the difference in how I sleep at night (as long as I remember to stay off of the computer a couple of hours before bedtime).


Just to show you how dreary it’s been… I think this was taken on Thursday or Friday.


In addition to the clouds, we’ve been getting lots of rain too.  A mallard couple thought that our pool cover was a pond and flew right in yesterday.  The feral cat was on the deck, the dog was barking at them, and they didn’t care; they stayed awhile and swam around.


One of the blessings that I took note of on Saturday morning was the sunshine we got at 5:00 pm on Friday.  I know, not much, but I’ll take what I can get.  I made sure my BJD resin dolls were out of the sunlight and opened the curtains in my sewing room.  It was so nice and warm!


Unfortunately, my last doll outfits (the one I just finished for Sugar) and the one I’ve been working on all week are in blue.  Couldn’t I pick something in yellow?  It is really hard to work with blue when it is dreary.  I think I will look at the weather forecast the next time I want to make something in blue.  lol

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Here are some photos from the last time I took a sunshine-y walk (last Monday).  The violets were blooming; I love violets!



Even dandelions are pretty (I think so anyway).


These teeny tiny purple flowers bloom in large patches in the grass this time of year.  They look like a carpet of purple.  Does anyone know what they are?  They are super duper tiny; you can see that they make the dandelion appear huge.


We are supposed to have a very nice week, so that is what I am counting on, but I am aware that you cannot count on the weather, so I had better prepare myself… just in case.