*The boats are gone and only the metal frames of the lifts remain. 

An alternate name for this blog could be 'In Which I Complain About The Weather' 

(or also 'ThingsIAlmostAccidentallyGarbageDisposaledToday' dot blogspot dot com - catchy?). 

I will be among the first to admit that I let the weather dictate my mood more than most. But in case I don't feel like admitting it, I am often reminded by Brent and others that I seem more emotionally affected by the days bookending in on each other and cold seeping into every imaginable space. I slow down, turn inward and plaster myself under multiple throws on the couch. I give myself an after work 'uniform' of layered sweats, well worn in and drink mug after reheated mug of hot chocolate stirred with milk.

This slow winter depression starts on June 22nd, as soon as the longest day has left us. It escalates after Labor Day and goes into a full on spiral once the first white flake falls seemingly innocent from the sky. Are you excited for the next few months with me yet? Oh poor Brent. 

He knew what he was getting into when he married me though. Had it snowed that first weekend in June, I would have considered it an obvious and devastating omen. We got more than lucky in that regard. 

And I am a vata after all. All air and no water. Dry skin and cold feet. And if you don't believe that, you can just ask him, as he deals nightly with my icicle toes shoved selfishly under his legs just so I can feel them that day (my toes that is).

The boats being pulled from their summer homes to reside for the winter in cold and dark storage warehouses just marks one more tick on the list to full on winter. I'd be remiss if I didn't at least bookmark this event, if for no other reason than so I can look back next spring and be glad we're on the upswing. 


  1. i'm also a vata. last year was the first year i found winter somewhat tolerable. but i think it's because it was the first winter i worked from home. and i never left the house.

  2. Last winter must have been mild because I tolerated it too. Until it took over spring....then I had a few meltdowns.