Friday, February 22

The Plague of Winter Dumbs..


Thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes and greetings! It really helped make the day just fabulous! :) Dinner was wonderful and I took some pics for you.. I just have to figure out how to get them from my new phone to the PC... Technology is so wonderful, but good grief, there is so much to learn! We are getting snowed on, again.

Is anyone else suffering from 'the Winter Dumbs'? It has been so hard to focus lately.. I have been driving down wrong roads and forgetting my lists. (Must have my grocery lists or I wander around the stores useless..) If I wasn't sure I'm NOT, I'd think I was pregnant again. Also feeling very tired... perhaps vitamins would help. Does anyone take vitamins? Which kinds? I try to put them in my routine, but I have no routine, so it just doesn't work.. any suggestions?


My grandmother has fled the Winter Dumbs to Florida for 6 weeks. I was rather hoping to stash away in her flight bags, but alas, they weighed too much with me in them. I'll have to loose a few pounds and try again next year..

The pic above is another from my aunt's home. There is a large brick wall/hearth in the kitchen with this fabulous archway in it. You can peek at some of her treasures that hang above this woodstove. The stained glass lamp was made by my grandmother's late husband. (not my grandfather.. the webs we weave..) There is an antique license plate and an old iron apple pealer.
Have a wonderful weekend!

8 comments:

Mary said...

I know just what you mean about the winter dumbs -- I just can't seem to really focus on anything, as though I'm not really here...

I do take a multivitamin and calcium. I always take them right after dinner, when I'm clearing the table. I think it's Centrum, and Caltrate.

I think our snow has stopped here now, without too much rain, so I'm encouraged to think that we'll squeak by without a total mess. Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
mary

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello Abbie, glad you enjoyed dinner and got to visit family.

Re vitamins. I take 'Lifepak Woman' by Pharmanex. It helps me a lot. I don't take it everyday though. Sometimes i take Marine Omega by Pharmanex - it's fish oil - and it has a very mild after taste compare to most brands. Fish oil is supposed to help "stabilize" just like St. John's Wort.... www.pharmanexusa.com

Winter dumbs... when i hear about next day's weather in the news, i do get disappointed, but my mind has been preoccupied with my daydreams lately. and i've been spending way too much time with my laptop as my toddler plays nearby. i do read to him though...
It snowed last night, we got about an inch, with ice on top of it.

take care
jeannie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just as I was bragging that the latest snowstorm was going south...it changed its mind and has dumped about five inches so far with no sign of stopping yet.


Winter Dumbs is a good term...my mind feels like mush. I'll be reading to see who takes vitamins; I've never taken any, but maybe it's time.

Interesting photo that you posted. Is that area visible from the kitchen or is tucked in behind?

Tara said...

Abbie

Must be suffering from it...I watched a great movie today called THE LIVES OF OTHERS--won the Best Foreign Film Oscar last year. Tonight I am watching it again with my hubby cuz I told him it was so good and you know what? He keeps asking me what's going to happen next and I can't remember! I just saw it TODAY!! He said, "Are you sure you watched this?" Think I'm going to bed!

Holly (Nickname) said...

That brick wall is AMAZING, Abbie!!
As far as the winter dumbs, try a good multi-vitamin...Solgar Women's Once a Day is a good one. Also Solgar Gentle Iron 50 mg.is good, too. Also little chocolate never hurts, either! :)

Anke said...

We kind of have spring time already. At least this weekend. Suppose to get around 18 degrees Celcius today. And sunny! Enjoying the spring like weather, send you some over there......
The foto you took in your aunt house is wonderful, looks like the sense for art and decoartion runs definetly in your family. Thanks of sharing......
I have the package for you ready, this week I will send it off to your way. So the Valentine Swap will be kind of Easter surprise. Smiles, Anke ;)

Sherry said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful birthday ... you'll figure out the techno whatsits to get the photos from your phone to the pc...look what you did when you lost your template!! You go girl!!!

Winter dumbs? duh, dumb? Who me? What did you say?

I am SO ready for spring and sanity!!!! :)

Firefly Hill said...

I think I get the dumbs too! We have more snow here --yuck! Just a few more weeks though...cant wait for spring! I take a multivitamin...Centrum chewables--they taste good!

Annie