Friday, February 26, 2010

What To Do?

Today I sit and wonder. Not a new thing for me actually.  I sit and wonder much of the time.  I have been accused of thinking to much on several occasions.  Yet today I feel as if I am pondering even more.  Maybe it is the fact that we received snow AGAIN last night and still the yard is a soggy muddy mess.  I am unable to go outside and just allow the outdoors to sink into me.  I can not putter around in my garden and feel the energy of the earth as I dig and plant in the soft soil.  I can not clear the dead leaves and fallen branches from where they have accumulated over the past months of winter. At least I can not do these things without the companionship of the cold and the moisture that is everywhere.

So again I sit inside.  There are things I should probably be doing and definitely things I want to do yet motivation does not seem to be much of a friend today.  I am sure I will push myself up on occasion to do a few small chores that will enable me to feel at least somewhat productive and not be too hard on myself.  Yet I long for the surge of energy that comes at this time of year.  It is not that I am tired or under the weather.  I feel fine.  There just does not seem to much of a spring in my step today.

A warm cup of tea with honey and cinnamon I am sure will help somewhat.  Maybe a good book and some quiet time to fall into it and be lost for the day in another world.  I have been working on my writing as of late.  The fact that my granddaughter has been learning to read this past year and has become quite an avid reader has inspired me some.  I had started a story some time back for my grandkids.  It incorporated them into the story.  I thought that I could read it to them when they came to visit, yet in truth I think that my granddaughter may end up reading it herself. 

It starts on a gloomy day much like today and eventually takes them to the land of Fae.  Through magical adventures and the meeting of new friends, their mundane day turns into something far more than they expected.  Maybe I should take a day off and visit.  It doesn't sound too bad. 

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend.  Hopefully mother nature will be kind to you and allow you all just a little bit of sunshine. 

19 comments:

Lynelle said...

I try to spend time in meditation when I feel like this, or do a little taichi. I find it clears the blockages and brings renewed invigoration!

Anna said...

I completely understand where you're coming from. I am starting to feel a lilt, needing sunlight and dirt in my life! Bring on the spring :-) wrapping you in warm spring-to-come (((hugs))) enjoy your tea!

The book sounds wonderful! How lucky your grandbabies are!

mxtodis123 said...

And a wonderful weekend for you, too. I'm having a long one...took off because of the snow. What a blizzard we have had! How super that you have a written a tale for your grandhcildren. Sounds to me like you are missing them.
Mary

The Wizardess epi said...

It sounds as if you have good plans for pertening yourself up. I am no good to anyone until I've had 2 cups of tea. We got only a dusting more of snow, thank all pantheons of goddesses everywhere.

Not Hannah said...

I am so with you, lady. My steps, they have no spring.

WyldeSage said...

I am feeling a less spring in my step today as well, I think the lack of good quality sleep the last couple of nights and the yucky weather is affecting me...I am not feeling very motivated myself, and still have homework to do and blogs to write...hopefully I will feel a bit motivated later.

Ryan Sutton said...

*big hugs*

Catpriestess said...

You're doing exactly what you need to do. Energy is not a force we can hoist upon ourselves, the same way we can't will Spring to be here or the Moon to only show her full, beautiful face. Find the comfort and go into the stillness...Your writing muse is calling.

Marie S said...

I am sending sunshine to you. I hope it helps, but I have it and still I am unmotivated. Maybe it is supposed to be.
Have a great weekend in Fae.

RA said...

Sometimes the body needs time out. Not sleeping, not really resting, just time our by doing nothing. An active mind needs more than just a little persuation to follow the body's lead. :)

Bogaman said...

"This to will pass." An older lady friend of mine used to recite that to me on occasion. It worked for me;) You guys have a good weekend. X.

Dede said...

Oh I am so with you here! I haven't had any pep in my step in over a week. I do enough to stay ahead on the housework, so not to get behind. But have done nothing extra. Wishing you a beautiful warm weekend. You so deserve it! And dry would be nice too.

(((HUGS)))

AkasaWolfSong said...

I think we all are longing for a bit of warmer weather and the poking of a crocus through the snow about now! I know I am...

I am ready to start cleaning out my pots and sending off for seed and plotting all the nursery's I'm going to be visiting and soon!

I want to feel the warm sun and air and be able to sit outside in the evening enjoying the birdsong and watching the antics of the animals around me...Ahhh Sweet Spring!

Hang in there! It won't be long now! :)

Love your Blog by the way!

Lyon said...

Hang in there, Mama. Spring will be here soon. I know it's starting to look unlikely at times, but it will be, I promise. ;-) It has been a really really long winter - more harsh and longer than usual. But I tell myself the spring will be that much more sweet for it.

Whatever you gotta tell yourself to get through the day, right? lol

Rue said...

The Fae story sounds magickal! Take time to do what you want today - or nothing, as you like.

The small joy of snow and bad weather is that we can get to the little projects we've been putting off - or just nap and sip tea.

Have a wonderful weekend!

faerwillow said...

~i do hope you have had some time to write...such a way to escape and be in a brighter place...may you be inspired to get through this cold and be filled with only warmth in your soul...i know i get down when it is just continous rain around here...so very soon you will be out there soaking up all nature has to offer...wishing you much love and light...brightest blessings~

Bridgett said...

Ooh..you should definitely write some more of the story. Sounds very magickal.

And girl...I know JUST how you feel about lack of motivation. I've spent the bulk of the day in my cuddly chair, reading blogs.

But I'm only a couple days behind, instead of 4 or 5, for a change! Woot!

amy said...

I so love and look foreward to your posts so i thought i should say. be a bit kinder to yourself , bow out of committments. do as please , pamper yourself. just for a little time so you can rest and regroup , recharge . remember selfishness is defined in the dictionary as -in ones own best interests.and we all have more to offer those we love if we take time out for ourselves-be well -amy

Judith said...

Oh! I feel you! I keep sitting at the window, looking out at my patio and the snow covered planters and sighing. At least it's March now, and maybe spring will be coming soon!